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3.06 | 12 ratings | 2 reviews | 8% 5 stars

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Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 1995

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Funeral Wedding (8:40)
2. Shades of Emerald Fields (5:24)
3. For Funerals to Come (2:50)
4. Epistel (1:16)

Total Time 18:11

Line-up / Musicians

- Blackheim / Guitars, vocals
- Renkse / Drums, vocals
- Le Huche / Bass

Releases information

Recorded & mixed at Unisound Recordings in early September 1994.
Produced by Katatonia.
Engineered by Dan Swanö.

Released as a slim-case album and LP; out of print.
There exists also a version with a white logo and title on the cover artwork and
a silver CD with red imprints instead of a white CD with purple imprints that is
supposedly limited to 100 copies.

Morbid Noizz 1995 MC (Poland)
note: LP ltd edition (12" maxi-single pic disc) 1500 copies

Re-released on vinyl together with "Brave Murder Day" by Century in 2009: 150
orange and 350 yellow.

Thanks to rdtprog for the addition
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KATATONIA For Funeral To Come ratings distribution

(12 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(8%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(33%)
Good, but non-essential (42%)
Collectors/fans only (8%)
Poor. Only for completionists (8%)

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Review by Warthur
4 stars This is an EP that Katatonia put out to tide over their fans who were eagerly awaiting the followup to their debut, Dance of December Souls. It isn't quite as interesting as the material on that album - it's a clutch of competently done death-doom pieces that don't quite have the gravitas of the December Souls material - so putting this out as an EP was probably the right call. Dan Swanö of Edge of Sanity guests once again, though he only provides the engineering rather than making the sort of keyboard contributions which he spiced up December Souls with. On the whole fun, but not one I would give top priority to.
Review by The Crow
2 stars Let's be honest.

The Nordic doom-death-metal albums of the early 90's are not aging very well. And this EP from the Swedish Katatonia is not an exception.

Despite the engineering of the extreme metal mastermind Dan Swanö, the guitars sound hollow and the keyboards dated. But that's not an exclusive problem of the first records of Katatonia, because the first offerings of Amorphis, Anathema and Opeth are more of the same in terms of sound quality and production.

Nevertheless, this EP contains two decent doom-prog metal tracks named Funeral Wedding and Shades of Emerald fields, not memorable but complex and funny enough. In the extended edition of the EP, there are two tracks recorded for a compilation which are pretty decent too, Black Erotica and Love of the Swan, which is more of a gothic melody.

So, if you are into this kind of Nordic metal of the early 90's, you will surely enjoy this "For Funerals To Come". But if you are more into prog or traditional prog-metal, you can easily avoid this EP.

My Rating: **

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