Brave Yester Days

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Brave Yester Days
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Greatest hits album by Katatonia
Released April 28, 2004
Recorded July 1992 - August 1997
Genre Progressive metal
Alternative metal
Length 130:18
Label Avantgarde
Producer Katatonia
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Brave Yester Days is a 2-disc best-of album by Katatonia. It contains the material from Katatonia's older era, mainly consisting of death/doom material, and a few alternative rock songs.

"Black Erotica" is an earlier version of "12" from Brave Murder Day and "Untrue" is a previously unreleased song from the Sounds of Decay sessions.


Eduardo Rivadavia from Allmusic said that the compilation displays "Katatonia's gradual shift away from their doom/death origins" to a sound featuring "lighter guitars, incremental keyboards, and the replacement of deathly growls with clean-sung, melodic vocals" and called the album "an astoundingly well-conceived summary of Katatonia's purely metallic career" and "a frankly unbeatable bang-for-buck proposition when it comes to housing so many scattered releases under one roof."[1]

Track listing[edit]

Disc One
No. Title Album Length
1. "Midwinter Gates (Prologue)" Jhva Elohim Meth  
2. "Without God" Jhva Elohim Meth  
3. "Palace of Frost" Jhva Elohim Meth  
4. "The Northern Silence" Jhva Elohim Meth  
5. "Crimson Tears (Epilogue)" Jhva Elohim Meth  
6. "Gateways of Bereavement" Dance of December Souls  
7. "Velvet Thorns (of Drynwhyl)" Dance of December Souls  
8. "Black Erotica" W.A.R. Compilation Vol. 1  
9. "Love of the Swan" W.A.R. Compilation Vol. 1  
10. "Funeral Wedding" For Funerals to Come  
11. "Shades of Emerald Fields" For Funerals to Come  
12. "For Funerals to Come" For Funerals to Come  
13. "Epistel" For Funerals to Come  
Disc Two
No. Title Album Length
1. "Murder" Brave Murder Day 4:54
2. "Rainroom" Brave Murder Day 6:31
3. "Nowhere" Sounds of Decay 6:08
4. "At Last" Sounds of Decay 6:13
5. "Inside the Fall" Sounds of Decay 6:20
6. "Untrue" Brave Yester Days 2:34
7. "Nerve" Saw You Drown 4:30
8. "Saw You Drown" Saw You Drown 5:01
9. "Quiet World" Saw You Drown 4:37
10. "Scarlet Heavens" Katatonia / Primordial 10:24



See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Rivadavia, Eduardo: Katatonia. Brave Yester Days, accessed on June 11, 2013.