Sounds of Decay

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Sounds Of Decay
Katatonia-Sounds of Decay.jpg
EP by Katatonia
Released 8 December 1997
Recorded February 1997 (Sunlight Studio)
Genre Death/doom
Length 18:41
Label Avantgarde Music
Producer Katatonia
Katatonia chronology
Brave Murder Day
(1996)Brave Murder Day1996
Sounds of Decay
Saw You Drown
(1998)Saw You Drown1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1.5/5 stars[1]

Sounds Of Decay is a three-song EP released by Katatonia in 1997.

The front cover is a screenshot of a decrepit god, taken from the movie Begotten.

There is an unreleased version of this EP on which Fred Norrman recorded. The band had to record the album twice, as during the first recording, the result was terrible due to the band being very hungover. And for unknown reasons, they had not called Fred back to do the recording again.[2] According to Mikael Åkerfeldt, he prefers the unreleased version, as it is "a lot more brutal."[3] This is also Mikael's last major role in the band.

A fourth song named "Untrue" was also recorded in the studio session, but it did not end up on the original release. It was later released on the Brave Yester Days compilation album in 2004; it is the only material released from the first session.

The EP was also featured on the 2006 Peaceville reissue of the Brave Murder Day album.

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Katatonia.

No. Title Lyrics Length
1. "Nowhere" Renkse 6:08
2. "At Last" Blackheim 6:13
3. "Inside the Fall" Renkse 6:20