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Swallow the Sun

Discussion in 'Katatonia' started by BarronBlod, Jan 5, 2004.

  1. BarronBlod

    BarronBlod Member

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    I don't know if they have been mentioned here before, but my guess is no since Swallow the Sun is a pretty new band. This is a must hear for every fan of old Katatonia, October Tide and Daylight Dies. Very evocative Doom/Death metal. They've got their debut album out this autumn called "The Morning Never Came". Been going in player for days now. Check them out: http://www.swallowthesun.cjb.net
     
  2. Demonspell

    Demonspell cheating the polygraph

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    I agree that it's a very good album, but I don't hear too much Katatonia in it...
     
  3. ouagadougou

    ouagadougou average stalker

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    great thread :D

    they're my current favourite band, i just saw them live last week :)

    to my ears they sound damn perfect, and i can't get enough of them :p everyone please check them out, it's worth it!
     
  4. AlexanderRadlinski

    AlexanderRadlinski As We Wither...

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    Just checking them out now - theyd better be good or there'll be blood to spill and heads a roll :p
     
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    Drynwhyl infp

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    o.k., i've got only the samples now, but i don't think they have much in common with Katatonia..
    should i draw my conclusions when i wasn't that much impressed after two 1:20min length samples? :err:
     
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    Draw your conclusions anyway you like. The samples got me interested so I bought the album, and the album got me hooked. I didn't say they sound like Katatonia. They do however play some kind of doom metal which I thought would appeal to listeneres of the pre-Discouraged Ones period. They've recieved a lot of good critics. Like it or not.
     
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    well, o.k. good for the band and the positive resonance they've received, i don't underrate your criteria. it just didn't grip me so rapidly.
    lucky you now that you have discovered one more inspiring band.
     
  8. ~Zeanra~

    ~Zeanra~ Tandtroll

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    Seen them live twice, indeed a great band :)
     
  9. Sadguru

    Sadguru In my dream...

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    Swallow the Sun: best doom death band? I think they are.
     
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    Incendiare hejdundrande skitsnack

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    They are a pretty good band, and I've always recommended them to fellow Katatonia fans.
     
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    [_NevermorE_] aka Tzabill

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    I like Swallow the Sun very much! Not anything ground breaking but good!!!
     
  12. nizzon

    nizzon f.k.a Qth

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    Nice bump there. :)
    They are amazing. But Ghosts of Loss isnt as good as The Morning Never Came though. It gets boring here and there and the vocals are too low, almost impossible to hear what he sings.
     
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    Spydaman_69_2001 Beyond Death

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    I freaking love Swallow the Sun.
     
  14. HeBeHu

    HeBeHu Panda

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    Seen 'em live twice and gonna see 'em again in December supporting Anathema. Definately one of the better bands to emerge from the finnish metal scene in few years.

    Just fell in love with the cover art of their debut The Morning Never Came. The way it just oozes with atmosphere. And it doesn't hurt that the music is brilliant too.

    There's not much resemblance to Katatonia, but I think many Katatonia fans would enjoy their music too. Give it a try if you haven't already.
     
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    Divatkreació Nebulous termini

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    Katatonia has been a big influence for the boys of StS.
     
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    Swallow the Sun rules.
     
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    nizzon f.k.a Qth

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    OMFG! Anathema AND Swallow The Sun. o_O
    Im soooo jealous!!!! Thats a dreamconcert! Damn them for not coming over to sweden. :bah:
     
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    Sadguru In my dream...

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    I have both albums and Ghost of Loss is by far my favorite.
     
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    Swany Rider On The Bonez

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    I never heard of this band before... but just checked'em out ... and I like'em! :Spin:


    This is one thing I love 'bout this forum: I always get in touch with "new" bands I should have known centuries before...
     
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    nizzon f.k.a Qth

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    Rensei:
    Ok cool, what about the vocals?
    I think the clean vocals could have been recorded with a bit higher volume, it disappear in the music on some tracks now. And the growls arent as articulate as on TMNC.
     

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