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Katatonia - Saw You Drown [EP]

8.3 | 106 votes |
Release date: 1 January 1998
Style: Death doom metal, Alternative rock, Gothic doom metal


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01. Saw You Drown
02. Nerve
03. Quiet World
04. Scarlet Heavens

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The release of this four song EP is to prepare people for the third Katatonia album, Discouraged Ones, as it features two songs that are to be included on the album, as well as two rare tracks that will not.

The most important information concerning this era of the band is the fact that Jonas Renkse has now resumed full time singing in the band after being relegated to the cleanly sung parts of their previous Brave Murder Day release while Opeth mainman Mikael Akerfeldt handled the harsh vox. This means that all vocals are now clean, and the growling is now a thing of the past. "Saw You Drown" and "Nerve" are the two tracks that are to be featured on the forthcoming album, and both are positive answers to questions surrounding the band's future sound. "Quiet World" is exclusive to this EP and I dare say that this is the most melancholic song yet to emerge from this band who have made such expressions its forte. Featuring a very mellow approach, the song portrays a similar feeling, as does "Day" from Brave Murder Day. Isolation. Solitude. Disenchantment with life. Truly despondent vocals from Jonas and breathtaking atmospheres created by the guitar work of Nystrom and Norrman, this is fragile, delicate beauty embraced by the deepest melancholy. "Scarlet Heavens" is an older song from, I believe, a split with Primordial back in '94 or '95. This is also similar to "Day" in feel and approach.

published 18.09.2003 | Comments (0)


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11.02.2012 - 01:30

An interesting little EP, and the last track is undeniably one of the band's 'epics', alongside 'brave'.
02.10.2018 - 01:01
Rating: 7
X-Ray Rod
An interesting Ep for sure. Unfortunately their experiment was a failure. It's and all right song but definitely not their sound. The bass and drums sound particularly annoying and fake.
The first 3 tracks are great though. Even though two of them come from one of top 3 Katatonia albums... I still give it a 7 cuz the first two tracks belong in Discouraged Ones. Quiet World is also nice... But yeah, Scarlet Heavens drags them all down.
Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.

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