Brave Murder Day

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Brave Murder Day
Studio album by Katatonia
Released 1996[1]
Recorded July 1996
Genre Death/doom[2]
Length 41:13
Label Avantgarde Music
Producer Katatonia
Katatonia chronology
For Funerals to Come...
(1995)For Funerals to Come...1995
Brave Murder Day
Sounds of Decay
(1997)Sounds of Decay1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]

Brave Murder Day is Katatonia's second full-length album, released in 1996 by Avantgarde Music.[4]

This album created a new guitar position with Fredrik Norrman's input, and features harsh vocals by Mikael Åkerfeldt of Opeth. It is also the last Katatonia LP to feature any death growls and other death metal elements.

The original version of the record was not mastered, but the 2006 Peaceville Records re-release finally released a mastered version of the album and included the Sounds of Decay EP as bonus tracks.[4] The remastered edition also includes new liner notes by Anders Nyström. The previous Century Black reissue of the album included the four tracks from the band's For Funerals to Come EP. A vinyl released was issued through the band's Northern Silence Productions.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Jonas Renkse, all music composed by Katatonia.

No. Title Note Length
1. "Brave"   10:16
2. "Murder" Note 1 4:54
3. "Day"   4:28
4. "Rainroom" Note 1 6:31
5. "12" Note 2 8:18
6. "Endtime" Note 3 6:46
Total length: 41:13


  1. ^ "Murder" & "Rainroom" are featured on Brave Yester Days.
  2. ^ "12" is a re-recorded version of the song Black Erotica from the W.A.R. Compilation Volume 1 (1995). The song can also be found on the 2004 compilation Brave Yester Days.
  3. ^ "Endtime" is one of very few Katatonia recordings to utilize samples, featuring a clip of dialogue from the Stanley Kubrick film, The Shining, during the latter half of the song's lengthy intro.


The list of personnel involved in this album, as it appears in the booklet:

  • Dan Swanöengineering
  • Bildhuset – front and back cover photos
  • Lennart Kaltea – photos
  • Tom – digital design