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Should I get "Tonight's Decision"?

Discussion in 'Katatonia' started by ProgMetalFan, Jul 19, 2002.

  1. ProgMetalFan

    ProgMetalFan In the attic

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    I recently purchased "Last Fair Deal Gone Down" and love it.

    Is "Tonight's Decision" in a similar style to LFDGD?

    Does it feature all clean vocals?
     
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    yes.

    yes

    do nothing else... it is absolutely nothing but a briliant piece of art.
    (better than lfdgd according to me :) )
     
  3. manuelgv

    manuelgv Back now...hopefully

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    that question shouldn't even be asked
    that album is just brilliant and amazing
    you should run right now and buy it!
     
  4. ProgMetalFan

    ProgMetalFan In the attic

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    Do those albums feature the same drummer that is on LFDGD??? Because his drumming is fantastic.
     
  5. HarmonyDies....

    HarmonyDies.... Semi-True

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    @Phyre: I tottally agree, definately the most consistantely depressing songs, and IMO the vocals are the best
     
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    Demonspell cheating the polygraph

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    PMF: No, on TD the drums are performed by Dan Swano. As for whether you should buy this album, I've told you on several occasions I think it's their best.
     
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    you should ask yourself the following questions:

    1. can I afford not to have it?

    2. do I deserve to listen to it

    amazing album get it now
     
  8. requiem

    requiem I bleed sir, but not killed

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    For the what Tonight's Decision is, the drums are fantastic, although they're not as amazing as the incredible drumming on LFDGD...

    Definitely get TD if you can. It doesn't quite meet LFDGD in my opinion, but it's still one of the greatest albums by any band.
     
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    doom_dragon dead soul

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    It's one of the most amazing albums I ever heard! Don't miss it!!!
     
  10. manuelgv

    manuelgv Back now...hopefully

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    I preffer TD and LFGD than Discouraged Ones
    but discouraged ones has "saw you drown" which is one of their best songs
    but the cover from nightmares by the sea surpasses the original by a lot
     
  11. in2thenight

    in2thenight black halo

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    hmmmm.......tough one.....lets think..........mmmm........oh i know


    YES!!!!
     
  12. MadTinus

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    As mentioned before on this thread, Dan Swanö plays the drums on Tonight's Decision, buy this album by the way, it's excellent and you can now get it in midprice, re-issued with 2 extra tracks!

    Discouraged Ones still has Jonas Renkse playing the drums, as he used to on all previous albums as well. He does a fine job on the drums, still the new guy is definitely the best drummer they ever had. Buy Discouraged Ones too, it's beautiful.

    By the way, does anyone know why they got Dan Swanö to do the drums on TD, when Jonas could have done it perfectly well himself, why would they hire another guy (well, Dan's not "another guy" of course) for the drums when they have a drummer in the band already? Dan didn't do this for free or?
     
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    Maybe Jonas just wanted to focus more on his singing and lyrics at that time?
    Or he wanted a better drummer(i'm not saying that Jonas is a bad drummer;) ) who adds more fill ins and so on. I mean, Discouraged ones mostly has a simple drum structure(which perfectly fits the album) whereas Tonight's decision's drumming comes along a bit more complex i think.
    I don't know, maybe Anders can give us the facts;)
     
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    I would place my money on that too. After all, TD was that important 2nd to Jonas with clean vox, so I guess he wanted to make his best with TD
    And what comes to drummers, well, this "new guy" is better than Swanö, on TD drumming is a bit too soulless, like a work which had to be done than real art... But after all, in "Breeding Death" we have fuckin' awesome drumming by herr Swanö!!! :headbang:
     
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    Well yeah, I kinda figured something like that, but still, you know, Jonas can drum, he'd always done the drums and vocals, so why hire (and spend money on) another person to do them.

    Yes, the drums on TD could have been better and Swanö's drums with Bloodbath are indeed decent, so are his drums on Diabolical Masquerade's "Nightwork".
     
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    Yes, he can drum, but IMO it's a different thing to make clean and guttural vocals. You must be more concentrated with clean vox, 'cause you have so much wider scale to use. Okay, in "Dance..." vocals are miles away from monotonic screaming, but still... And what kind of picture I have about Jonas, I think, that he wanted to put 100 % to vocals in TD. And that money spending, well, I doubt it. If Swanö took even a cent from his drumming, he's a greedy bastard...
     
  17. ~Zeanra~

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    Agree.
     
  18. MadTinus

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    There's nothing wrong or abnormal about getting for services provided, even though Dan and the Kata's are good friends of course, I'm sure they (or perhaps the label) payed him something, but being a friend of the band it probably wasn't much. And if he did do it for free, then Dan is a very nice guy!
     
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    Bah.. Just buy all Katatonia cds you find. :)
     
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    Hello Progmetalfan!


    Yes, you MUST purchase "Tonights Decision" at all costs!!!

    It is a fantastic record - perhaps just a notch below "LFDGD".
    Although I prefer "Deal" overall, I feel that "Tonight's" actually features Kat's BEST EVER song, "BLack Session".

    The production is, I feel, the band's best as well.

    The song "Strained" could be a hit on radio, the chorus is so damned-catchy!!

    And "Discouraged Ones" is right behind it! All clean vocals, depressing as hell & pure magic!


    My fav Katatonia tunes:
    Black Session
    Passing Bird
    Stalemate
    Chrome
    Sulfer
    Last Resort
    Strained
     

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