TIAMAT
Gothic Metal / Death Metal / Non-Metal / Metal Related / Death-Doom Metal • Sweden

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Tiamat is a metal band that formed in Täby, Sweden in 1988. Their music has been the subject of debate, utilizing subgenres like black metal, progressive, doom/death and gothic, but more recently they have focused on what has been described as atmospheric gothic metal with ethnic, psychedelic and experimental elements.

Biography: Initially, the band played straightforward black metal under the name Treblinka. After having recorded the album Sumerian Cry in 1989, vocalist/guitarist Johan Edlund and bassist Jörgen Thullberg parted ways with the other two founding members, and subsequently changed the name to Tiamat. The Sumerian Cry album, as recorded by Treblinka, was released as Tiamat's debut album in June 1990.

After the debut, Edlund's leadership would modify the band's style with influences ranging from Mercyful Fate, Candlemass, Pink Floyd and King Crimson, with Sumerian lyrical themes. German guitarist Waldemar Sorychta would produce and contribute instrumentation to many of the band's
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.. Album Cover 2.71 | 10 ratings
Sumerian Cry
Death Metal 1990
.. Album Cover 3.87 | 11 ratings
The Astral Sleep
Death Metal 1991
.. Album Cover 4.04 | 17 ratings
Clouds
Death-Doom Metal 1992
.. Album Cover 4.01 | 28 ratings
Wildhoney
Gothic Metal 1994
.. Album Cover 3.45 | 17 ratings
A Deeper Kind of Slumber
Metal Related 1997
.. Album Cover 2.72 | 6 ratings
Skeleton Skeletron
Gothic Metal 1999
.. Album Cover 2.70 | 6 ratings
Judas Christ
Gothic Metal 2002
.. Album Cover 3.35 | 9 ratings
Prey
Gothic Metal 2003
.. Album Cover 4.19 | 7 ratings
Amanethes
Gothic Metal 2008
.. Album Cover 3.73 | 7 ratings
The Scarred People
Gothic Metal 2012

TIAMAT EPs & splits

.. Album Cover 2.75 | 2 ratings
Gaia
Gothic Metal 1994
.. Album Cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
For Her Pleasure
Non-Metal 1999

TIAMAT live albums

.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Sleeping Beauty: Live in Israel
Gothic Metal 1994

TIAMAT demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

TIAMAT re-issues & compilations

.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Musical History of Tiamat
Death-Doom Metal 1995
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Wildhoney / Gaia
Gothic Metal 2001
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Clouds / The Sleeping Beauty: Live in Israel
Gothic Metal 2001
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Astral Sleep / In the Eyes of Death
Gothic Metal 2001
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Commandments: An Anthology
Gothic Metal 2007
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Ark of the Covenant
Gothic Metal 2008

TIAMAT singles (4)

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Cold Seed
Gothic Metal 1997
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Brighter Than the Sun
Gothic Metal 1999
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Vote for Love
Gothic Metal 2002
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Cain
Gothic Metal 2003

TIAMAT movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

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4.00 | 1 ratings
Church of Tiamat
Gothic Metal 2006

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TIAMAT Clouds

Album · 1992 · Death-Doom Metal
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I'm not usually fond of the sort of death metal-derived grunt-focused approach to goth metal pioneered by the likes of Paradise Lost or My Dying Bride, but I can make an exception for Tiamat's Clouds. It took a little while to grow on me compared to Tiamat's more accessible gothic rock releases from later in their career - or, indeed, the absolutely superb Wildhoney - but grow on me it did, and I'm glad I gave it the chance to do so. Johan Edlund's vocals feel a little thin and forced here, but aside from that the band turn in a solid performance and I can recommend this to most gothic metal fans, especially those who dig Paradise Lost.

TIAMAT Wildhoney

Album · 1994 · Gothic Metal
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Warthur
Tiamat's Wildhoney finds the band still with one foot in the gothic metal arena, but also moving towards the Floydian gothic rock which would characterise subsequent releases; the followup album A Deeper Kind of Slumber, in particular, seem so to have been constructed to further explore the possibilities unlocked on this album's closing track (A Pocket Size Sun). Still, I'd rate this over most of the other Tiamat I've heard precisely because of the diversity involved in the album and the adeptness with which they fuse their old and new musical approaches into a seamless whole which flows marvellously. I'd suggest anyone new to the band should start here and then start exploring earlier albums if you prefer their metal side and their later albums if you prefer their space-goth side.

TIAMAT Prey

Album · 2003 · Gothic Metal
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Tiamat's Prey is another album from the band's full-blooded goth rock period, with their earlier death metal sound being entirely extinguished. Occasional diversions to metal territory don't get much more metallic than, say, a fairly mild Marilyn Manson track, but the band's command of the occult-tinged gloom rock format is impressive and it's a worthwhile listen for those who dig Fields of the Nephilim and other goth bands who could go full metal if they wanted to but who steer in a different direction most of the time, though at the same time it doesn't really offer anything particularly novel or surprising or groundbreaking which fans of this style of gothic music wouldn't have heard before from a dozen different releases. Still, any fan of occult rock would dig an album which closes with a seven-minute meditation on the pentagram, right?

TIAMAT A Deeper Kind of Slumber

Album · 1997 · Metal Related
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The original version of the cover art to A Deeper Kind of Slumber shows a dude holding a bunch of flowers, which ought to give you an idea of just how far the band had moved away from their metal roots at this point in time. Which isn't to say it's a bad album - just that, aside from a lonely riff here and there, it isn't a metal album. Instead, it's a mashup of gothic rock with heaps of psychedelic and progressive rock (via Pink Floyd) influences. I've heard better psych-prog gothic rock mashups - Red Temple Spirits' debut album, for instance - but Tiamat prove to be pretty good at this style, the main downfall of the album is that it feels a bit too calculating a ripoff of the Sisters of Mercy or Fields of the Nephilim; if you have the better releases by those groups, this will feel rather inessential.

TIAMAT Sumerian Cry

Album · 1990 · Death Metal
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Tiamat's debut, Sumerian Cry, is a solid album of primitive and arcane Swedish death metal with a subtle early black metal feel at times, and a subtle sense of experimentation.

The production is fairly standard of the metal coming from Sweden at the time, thick and crushing, but not oppressive, with that patented, grinding guitar sound popularized by bands like Entombed. Here though, there's a little more emphasis on atmosphere, giving Sumerian Cry a foggy, 'arcane' quality that works well with what the band is doing.

Although the main focus is squarely on primitive death metal brutality, there are a few interesting, subtle touches that lend Sumerian Cry a lot of character, and hint at the direction Tiamat would go in successive releases. Passages of whispered vocals, acoustic guitar melodies, then there's the odd bit in Evilized where the band breaks into some bluesy 'death n' roll' with a tinkling, tonky tonk piano-sounding melody and some vocal sampling for a moment. Even from the beginning, Tiamat seems to be a band that isn't afraid of experimenting a little, and allowing some quirkiness into the music. During the slower moments of the album, one can hear the beginnings of the doomy direction the band would soon take.

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