Release Date: 13 January 2014
Format: LP Double Vinyl
|Katatonia Discouraged Ones Limited 180gram Gatefold Vinyl 2LP Set
‘Discouraged Ones' was Katatonia's third album, originally released in 1998. The band was formed in Stockholm, Sweden in 1991 by Jonas Renkse and Anders Nyström. This was seen as somewhat of a breakthrough album for Katatonia which undoubtedly planted the seeds, stylistically, of what the band evolved into and represent today. 'Discouraged Ones' is a pinnacle of dark, gothic rock/metal excellence combined with ethereal, trance-like intensity.
The stripped down, compact structures to make room for new vocal harmonies courtesy of Jonas Renkse (who also played drums on the album), putting an end to the growling vocal style from prior releases and giving the band a broader appeal.
This edition of 'Discouraged Ones' is presented on double 180gm black vinyl with gatefold sleeve, and includes the bonus tracks, 'Quiet World' (from the 'Discouraged Ones' recording session) and 'Scarlet Heavens', a rare track from 1994.
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