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The Great Cold Distance

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2 CD Edition of 2006 Album CD features album with 2 bonus tracks plus DVD-A with 5.1 Surround Sound Mix. Katatonia really stand out as one of the most consistent bands in the metal scene today ... they have achieved a rare level of excellence and that surely must be applauded.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Leaders
  2. Deliberation
  3. Soil's Song
  4. My Twin
  5. Consternation
  6. Follower
  7. Rusted
  8. Increase
  9. July
  10. In The White
  11. The Itch
  12. Journey Through Pressure
  13. Displaced
  14. Dissolving Bonds

Disc: 2

  1. Leaders
  2. Deliberation
  3. Soil's Song
  4. My Twin
  5. Consternation
  6. Follower
  7. Rusted
  8. Increase
  9. July
  10. In The White
  11. The Itch
  12. Journey Through Pressure


Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 11, 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Peaceville
  • ASIN: B0027OSSYW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #64,580 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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For all of you new to Katatonia, they are a dark, progressive blend of melancholic and aggressive melodies. The structure of the songs allows them to shift from sometimes very ambient, melodic and depressing to crushing agressive often times complex riffs. People often compare these guys to Opeth, and sometimes the emotional atmosphere is quite similar, however, I'd draw a closer connection to the likes of Tool, or more meloidc metal such as Novembre, and even some elements of Porcupine Tree.

The vocals are rarely screamed, and if they are it's usually in the background, which creates a haunting aura. Very powerful. Tracks like Rusted and Leaders use this effect very well.

Anyways, their last album, Viva Emptiness created a musical journey through powerful emotional mixtures, however, the album didn't have the flow The Great Cold Distance has. This is quite possibly their best of their new stuff. (I'm not too familiar with thier old stuff, all I know is that it is Doom Metal, and I am starting to explore it) Not only is each song solid with great composition, execution, TOP NOTCH production, but the album as a WHOLE flows together. If in the right mind set, you can almost feel like you're in the mistd of some Great Cold Distance. It's an atmosphere few bands are able to acomplish.

This is truley a haunting album which I strongly believe fans of many different types of music can relate to. Fans of Doom/Death/Black metal would most likely like this just as much as fans of progressive/melodic/experiemental metal would. This is must buy for Katatonia fans, and would be a GREAT place to start for newcommers...
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The Great Cold Distance is in many ways the best Katatonia album since their undisputed 1996 masterpiece Brave Murder Day. It was after this album when Katatonia decided to explore uncharted waters, opting for a more laidback yet perhaps darker and more depressing songwriting formula. With amazing records like Discouraged Ones and Last Fair Deal Gone Down, they have established themselves as one of the leading forces in the genre, rivaled by only a handful other bands, if any.

Despite the relatively compact songs, the new Katatonia album is an extremely demanding listen, the compositions being made up of complex arrangements, deliberately disfunctional rhythmic patterns, and often discordant riffs. Given songwriters Jonas Renkse and Anders Nystrom have cited Tool as one of their favourite bands, it comes as no secret that the main riff of the album opener "Leaders" bears a similarity with Tool's "The Grudge", not to mention vocalist Renkse's great vocal melodic progressions that bring to mind the great Maynard Keenan. Daniel Liljekvist provides some amazing screams on this track, contributing to the dark nature of the piece. However, it is his drumming on The Great Cold Distance that will leave many fans' jaws hanging. This guy is a monster and this album features without doubt the best Katatonia drumming in years. Same thing goes for Mattias Norrman's bass work. The song "Follower" seems like it was developed around his amazing bass groove, with powerful guitar work that entails tons of reverb rendering it perhaps the most atmospheric and depressive number on the album. The guitar theme that soars above the composition before the heavier final section sends shivers down the spine: melody and emotion unite in order to create magic during a ten second solo passage.
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katatonia never fail to bring the goods and this latest album is no exception... drawing heavily from opeth and tool, katatonia have never sounded better... their ability to draw the listener in with hypnotic, chugging power chords and radial guitar dissonance through harmonies is simply amazing...

all 12 tracks are interesting in their own right... and jonas' voice and lyrics provide the toppings for melancholy bliss... i'm already stating it- this is my choice for #1 album of 2006 hands down...

now if they could just tour north america...
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This album is a Doom Metal masterpiece. This in my opinion is the best album brought out by the band not withstanding the latest 'Dead end Kings'.

With a great tune like 'Leaders' to start: a wonderful song with Jonas giving the soft touches "leaders come, leaders go...' with vocals and the band belting out doom sonics during the chorus with Jonas's melancholy vocals piercing through which is trademark of the band. This song along with 'Deliberation" and 'My Twin' are the great songs, this is not to say the other songs are not great. The album is great and you will want to play the whole album without skipping (a rare situation with metal albums today).

Katatonia as a band keep to a similar style across the album with variations on tunes but framework across songs is quite similar of soft haunting vocals at the start which builds up to a very melodious riff based powerful chorus and repeat. Though simple in explanation it is very effective.

This album is a combination of real melodic tunes with excellent production; the edge is definitely there in this album. Though the later albums i.e. 'Night is a new Day' and 'Dead end Kings' are both good albums they are not as good as this one. 'Night is a new day' moves to en-cash the style perfected on this one and 'Dead end kings' is a tiny bit less melodious though harder than `The Great cold Distance.

This one won't disappoint that I can say.
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