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    Posted: September 08 2012 at 08:05
OK they've been suggested in this forum 6 times before in as many years, and here are the threads for anyone who wants to plow through them:
 
 
But have a look at this - it seems like 'unfinished business' to me...
 

Katatonia

 
 
Doesn't actually say they were rejected, does it?
 
Having said that - this doesn't look quite so promising:
 

Katatonia

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HomepageMyspaceseKatatonia Prog Metal Chart: Rejected
 
 
BUT, of the current Prog Metal team members represented here we have one 'yes' vote, and zero 'no' votes (thus far)...AND a new album has just been released ('Dead End Kings'), so as long as everyone is happy for it to go ahead, a re-evaluation can be carried out, can't it?
 
 
So, without further ado:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sounds decent enough to me for inclusion in Prog Metal, and we have an excellent team in place at the moment who I'm sure will give it their utmost consideration, assuming the band gets the nod for another shot on here of course.
 
I don't know how long these vids will survive on YouTube before they get pulled by the authorities, so whatever your thoughts regarding the suitability of this band for PA...just enjoy the music while you can!   Big smile
 
 
 
Edit: Replaced two dead videos in the above list, and there is now a full-album tube too:
 
 
 
 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote aapatsos Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 08 2012 at 09:05
Firstly, thanks for your kind words.

Any band which is rejected, needs to be unanimously approved by the whole team if suggested again in the instance of a new album (as above with Katatonia).

We have been through this process before with Night is the New Day and that did not go ahead.
The first sample I heard (Dead Letters) from this album was promising enough but still need to check the rest. Wink


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Post Options Post Options   Quote yam yam Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 08 2012 at 09:53
^ I understand. Thumbs Up
 
As an additional source of listening samples for some members, the album is up on spotify - but I've seen various different links for it (http://spotinews.wordpress.com/2012/08/30/katatonia-dead-end-kings/).
 
This one certainly works in the UK: http://open.spotify.com/album/0ysVHx3VsjgZEvw2bSJ7Vy
This one is suggested for folks in Austria, Switzerland & Germany: http://open.spotify.com/album/5135m5wFTi0d2WJ5wW8ikW (but it also works in the UK...)
This one is suggested for folks in Australia and New Zealand: http://open.spotify.com/album/5127MwPvc1eBnCucSdDDXq (and that one also works in the UK...)
 
Don't know if any of them work in the USA - according to the spotinews.wordpress link given above (2012/08/30) they don't...but that was over a week ago, so maybe it's now available there too. Ermm


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If a rejected band has a new release they are NOT subject to Controversial Band rules. However, since there possibly will be controversy with this eval, unofficial use of the unanimous vote is probably not a bad idea when answering critics. Also since a band was previously rejected for all their albums upto and including previous album, the strength of the evaluation rests solely on the new release. If the new release is less Prog than the previous albums that should be a rejection, if it is more Prog only then should the back-catalogue be considered (more for subgenre placement than anything).
 
Votes by previous PMT members is a tricky area to deal with, especially when some of those votes were cast before the split of Prog Metal into PM, Exp/Post and Tech/Ext and while we were assured that splitting the subgenre would open the door to bands that aren't technically Prog Metal, it is inevitable that it has. There are many perfectly valid and accpetable reasons for this (changing PMT personnel, changing perceptions etc...). The inclusion of My Dying Bride (for example) is an indication of that - rejected prior to the split, accepted into Tech/Ext after the split.
 
When it comes to assessing their back-catalogue (which we must if the latest is Prog enough) then previous PMT member votes should be given some credence.
 
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[... I do not see Katatonia as anywhere near as Tech/Ext as MDB - they are as eclectic as Opeth and Anathema in style, but no where near as complex or technical].
 
Dead End Kings is shaping up to be one of my favourite releases by them (and possibly one of the best of 2012), but I do not think that it is any more Prog Metal than Night Is The New Day wasn't, if anything I think it is less progressive. Unto You and First Prayer are my picks as most prog-influenced yet they are also the least "metal" tracks on the album, but they are just not prog enough for me.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sheavy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 08 2012 at 12:03
I see in some of they old threads that people have been saying that they were here, then deleted. Ermm
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^ That's a PA myth - the band was My Dying Bride, not Katatonia


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Nine months later on, following much further debate in the PM team thread - and yet another attempt to get them added today by a new user of the site: http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=94052&PID=4798953#4798953, the status of this band on progfreak remains just as it was in early September 2012. LOL 
I think this is a monster that is never going to be slain! 
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Were they only rejected by prog metal? I honestly think they would be a good fit for crossover. (Much like Fair to Midland.) If they were only rejected by prog metal in the past, would they only need a normal vote to be accepted into crossover?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote aapatsos Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 16 2013 at 16:44
^ they are clearly a metal band, why would someone add them to crossover? Ermm

The consensus is not in favour of them so I don't see them added in any metal sub any time soon
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Post Options Post Options   Quote VOTOMS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 18 2013 at 09:15
I believe Katatonia have some progressive credits. 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 18 2013 at 10:02
Ermm perhaps they can cash them in for their next abum...


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