Catherine Wheel's influence on "Discouraged Ones"


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I'm curious to know just how much Katatonia were listening to "Black Metallic" circa the writing and recording of Discouraged Ones? I find it to be the only album pre-dating Discouraged Ones with an atmosphere reminiscent of that seminal deathmarch down Melancholy Funeral Lane. If they were directly influenced by any album on Discouraged Ones, it surely must've been "Ferment"... take a listen for yourselves and compare/enjoy...

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shit, that brings me back! I remember really liking that song, haven't heard it in a while.
I agree about the atmosphere. Not as good as what Katatonia can do, but it somewhat has a similar feeling.