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Sounds of Decay


Release date:
December 8th, 1997
Catalog ID:
Version desc.:
Avantgarde Music
4 reviews (avg. 67%)
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2. At Last 06:13   Show lyrics
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3. Inside the Fall 06:19   Show lyrics
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Band members
Jonas Renkse Drums, Lyrics (tracks 1, 3)
Anders Nyström Guitars, Bass, Lyrics (track 2)
Mikael Åkerfeldt Vocals (growls)
Miscellaneous staff
Tomas Skogsberg Engineering, Mixing
Jonas Renkse Drums, Lyrics (tracks 1, 3)
Anders Nyström Guitars, Bass, Lyrics (track 2)
Mikael Åkerfeldt Vocals (growls)
Tomas Skogsberg Engineering, Mixing
Read A dull oddity 52% gasmask_colostomy October 11th, 2014
Read The end 58% Sean16 June 10th, 2006
Read A very worthwhile EP 87% stefan86 January 25th, 2006
Read Quite unorthodox yet tedious 71% MacMoney September 12th, 2003

According to Mikael Ã…kerfeldt, they recorded 2 versions of the EP. The first version was more "brutal" than the version released.
The first version was with the trio Fred, Anders and Jonas and Mikael on guest vocals. The second time with Jonas (drums) and Anders (guitars and bass) and Mikael on vocals. Fred is only credited.

A fourth song titled "Untrue" (02:34) was also recorded during these sessions but left off the EP. This track was eventually released on Brave Yester Days (Compilation, 2004).

The last of Katatonia's doom-death metal material.

The cover is a still from the surrealist film Begotten.

* Re-released on 10" vinyl, in October 2013, with a commemorative T-shirt. This version includes the song "Untrue".

Recording information:

Recorded at Sunlight Studio in 1997.


Barcode: 8 002930 002309
Matrix code: [DADC AUSTRIA logo] A0100223222-0101 11 A1
Mastering SID code: IFPI L551
Mould SID code: IFPI 94G1

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