OCTOBER TIDE — Rain Without End (review)

OCTOBER TIDE — Rain Without End album cover Album · 1997 · Death-Doom Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
4/5 ·
Prog Geo
Outstanding album!The band-continuation of old Katatonia.All the tracks are splendid.The guitars are mourning perfectly.You'll find big amount of inspiration here.There are only two members.Jonas Renkse - Vocals(amazing performance)and Drums and Fredrik Norrman - Guitars and Bass.The lyrical themes are isolation,misery,depression and despair.The whole album has growls except Losing tomorrow(gothic vocals in Robert Smith's(The cure)vein).In the remastered version(Dan Swano has remastered it)there are keyboard and various effects by Morion and violin by Christer Aberg.

The artwork(remastered version)is perfect.A great description of the title of the album.It shows an old man outside of his wooden house(near the sea and it's on the grass)with a stone base and the clouds are very grey(and close to the ground)and it's raining.

My favorite tracks are:12 days of rain(wonderful beginning),Ephemeral(it expresses right this feeling,my favorite track),All painted cold,Losing tomorrow(gothic/doom track) and Infinite submission(just awesome,my 2nd favorite track)

An appropriate album for melancholic metallers(not only).A doom/death metal gem!

My grade:8/10
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