KATAAN have today released their debut self-titled EP via Prosthetic Records. The modern death metal duo is comprised of both Nicholas Thornbury (formerly of Vattnet Viskar) on guitar and vocals, and Brett Boland (Astronoid) on drums and bass. Whilst small in number KATAAN‘s progressive sound is vast in scope.
Speaking on their debut release, the band comments: “This EP is the culmination of a lot of work, to get to a place that we were satisfied it fully captured what we wanted. From the music, to the artwork, to the overall feel, we couldn’t be happier to finally release this into the world, and lay the foundation for what’s to come.”
Dystopian death metal is the foundation for KATAAN’s explorations through existential missives and depressive imagery. The pair have created a thick, hypnotic level of atmosphere with layers of pounding drums and pummeling riffs that fill up the furthest ends of the musical spectrum. Shot through with melody, the four track EP is as uplifting as it is melancholic – invoking cinematic landscapes and post-apocalyptic darkness.
Recorded by Brett in summer 2019, before being mastered by Magnus Lindberg, KATAAN have crafted a statement of intent with these four tracks and paved the way for their debut full-length.
Kataan track listing:
Nicholas Thornbury – Guitar and vocal
Brett Boland – Drums and bass