Sounds of Decay

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Sounds of Decay
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Released8 December 1997
RecordedFebruary 1997
Studio Sunlight Studio
Genre Death-doom
Length18:41
Label Avantgarde Music
Producer Katatonia
Katatonia chronology
Brave Murder Day
(1996)
Sounds of Decay
(1997)
Saw You Drown
(1998)
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Sounds of Decay is a three-song EP released by Katatonia in 1997. The front cover is a screenshot of a decrepit god, taken from the movie Begotten .

Contents

There is an unreleased version of this EP on which Fred Norrman recorded. The band had to record the EP twice, as during the first recording, the result was terrible due to the band being very hungover. And for unknown reasons, they had not called Fred back to do the recording again. [2] According to Mikael Åkerfeldt, he prefers the unreleased version, as it is "a lot more brutal." [3] This release is the last Katatonia material to feature any death metal-elements, it’s also Åkerfeldt’s final collaboration with the group.

A fourth song named "Untrue" was also recorded in the studio session, but it did not end up on the original release. It was later released on the Brave Yester Days compilation album in 2004; it is the only material released from the first session.

The EP was also featured on the 2006 Peaceville reissue of the Brave Murder Day album.

Track listing

All music is composed by Katatonia.

No.TitleLyricsLength
1."Nowhere"Renkse6:08
2."At Last"Blackheim6:13
3."Inside the Fall"Renkse6:20
Irond Records reissue, 2004
No.TitleLength
1."Brave"10:17
2."Murder"4:54
3."Day"4:29
4."Rainroom"6:32
5."12"8:18
6."Endtime"6:46
7."Nowhere"6:08
8."At Last"6:13
9."Inside the Fall"6:22
10."Funeral Wedding"8:40
11."Shades of Emeralds Fields"5:25
12."For Funerals to Come"2:50
13."Epistel"1:14

Personnel

Band
Production

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References

  1. Allmusic review
  2. http://www.imhotep.no/?did=9109351
  3. "Katatonia - Sounds Of Decay". Opeth.com. Archived from the original on 2013-06-08. Retrieved 2012-09-08.