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Right, what are Katatonia?...

Discussion in 'Opeth (Archived)' started by LakeOpeth, Nov 20, 2003.

  1. LakeOpeth

    LakeOpeth Serpent Headed Mask

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    A couple of my friends think musically its Emo. Now I can't say I listen to Emo, so I can't really say, but Katatonia just doesn't sound how I would associate it. I think of whingey, screamy things when I think of Emo.

    What would you say Katatonia were?
     
  2. fadingessence

    fadingessence All is Lost

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    no, not emo but i'd say that Viva Emptiness is farily close to it. A friend of mine said it was what linkin park might sound like if they didn't suck ass. Rapping vocals aside I can see the similarities but katatonia doesn't have the whole whiney angst thing (thank god) that I associate with emo. Emo is like depression lite, all those shallow surface emotions, katatonia is a lot darker to me and far more melancholy.

    There is no purpose to catagorizing groups anyway, all that does is help generalize the musical tastes of casual listeners (sheep) so they can make more uninformed buying decisions. It simply gives rise to comments like "death metal sux cuz canibal corpze sux" or "I hate pop". Just stupid broad generalities that serve no purpose.
     
  3. First Blood

    First Blood Look into my EYES

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    ... There's no way in hell musically Katatonia is emo...

    Your friends are idiots.
     
  4. chaveta

    chaveta Member

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    emo is shit like...

    Further Seems Forever [very good]

    and well some people call Thursday "emocore" just because they're a tad heavier, without being metal...

    I like The Strkoes a lot too, but i think they're more "rock 'n roll"

    anyway, all three rule.
     
  5. Ozzman

    Ozzman New Metal Member

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    Get new friends.
    Then kill yourself, because of the things Katatonia is NOT both "emo" and "good" appear on the list.
     
  6. Demonspell

    Demonspell cheating the polygraph

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    The only thing emo in Katatonia is the chorus of Passing Bird. :)
     
  7. Spike

    Spike Blinded By The Light...

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    Emo?

    Your friends are daft. Try Doom or Goth Metal and you'll be getting closer.
     
  8. Nefilim

    Nefilim Rotten undead buccaneer

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    Depends on what albums you are talking about. Go back to Brave Murder Day and it is Doom/Death. Today it is more like regular Doom/Goth Metal or something.

    IT IS NOT EMO.
     
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    unknown fuck ftagn

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    put on Brave Murder Day and see if they still say it's emo

    emo...*shakes head*
     
  10. [0hr]Sunlapse

    [0hr]Sunlapse Wraith

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    I don't know overall.... I only have VE and Brave Murder Day.... I'm not too sure on what to label VE, but I like to call Brave Murder Day "Trance-Doom"
     
  11. ggggggu

    ggggggu New Metal Member

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    Katationia is not emo.
    Katationia is mela.
     
  12. ggggggu

    ggggggu New Metal Member

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    are

    not was
     
  13. Ermz

    Ermz ¯\(°_o)/¯

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    I've always seen them as a sort of Lite-Doom.. those droning riffs, yet minus the heavy downpouring aspect. I'm not a very big fan so I wouldn't really go with my interpretation of the genre, haha.
     
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    Walking by a Wire is the only song that I'd say had ANY similarities with Linkin Park. If you can find something on Brave Murder Day that sounds like LP, I'll post pictures of my testicles.
     
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    WTF is EMO??? And yeah...before you accuse me of beeing a noob, gay, ignorant or whatever for not knowing what EMO is, please answer my question. ThÆNk you.
     
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    [0hr]Sunlapse Wraith

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    you don't wanna know. *cough*dashboardconfessional*cough*
     
  17. RuinerXL

    RuinerXL Demon of the Fall

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    Katatonia are definitely not Emo. Their early stuff is Doom Metal, and the newer stuff I would say could be best described as Gothic Rock. Ugh...just thinking about Dashboard Confessional brings bile to the back of my throat.

    P.S. You can tell a band is truly Emo when the guys cry more than their girlfriends at the shows.
     
  18. Katabasis

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    For what it's worth, I'm not a fan of classification, but if I had to class it as something (so it's easier to describe to someone who has never heard it before, and thus give them a hint as to whether they might like it or not; about the only thing classifications are good for), then I would classify it as a cross between doom metal (eg, early Anathema, My Dying Bride) and dark rock (I just made it up then [unless it's already used], such as A Perfect Circle, etc).
    *shrugs*
    Add a pinch of something that is unclassifiable, and Voila! Katatonia!
     
  19. Stondis

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    I'd describe 'em (nowadays) as emotional rock/metal.

    NOT AT ALL "EMO" but very EMOTIONAL music.

    I do love 'em from the bottom of my heart, and I can't understand why they aren't A LOT more popular, I mean you've got heavy riffs AND beautiful [sad] melodies...
     
  20. Mournful Death

    Mournful Death To Die A Beautiful Death

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    Words cannot express my love for Katatonia's music... beautiful leads and melodies, emotional vocals, heavy riffs, depressing atmosphere... I fuckin' love Katatonia.

    If I had to, I'd classify Brave Muder Day era Katatonia as doom/death, Discouraged Ones era as doom metal, and Tonight's Decision and Viva Emptiness as melancholic metal.

    To call Katatonia EMO is a fuckin' insult.

    Mournful
     

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