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Release date: 1992
Style: Death metal


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01. In A Dream
02. Clouds
03. Smell Of Incense
04. A Caress Of Stars
05. The Sleeping Beauty
06. Forever Burning Flames
07. The Scapegoat
08. Undressed

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Released in 1992 Tiamat's third full album saw another line-up change. This time the keyboardist Kenneth Roos was added to the band and the bassist Jörgen Thulberg was replaced by ex-Sorceror Johnny Hagel.

With the 'Clouds' album Tiamat took another step forward on the ladder of musical evolution. Melodic and acoustic guitars added on 'The Astral Sleep' are heard more often, lyrics and the vocals play a big part in an overall impression. Growling vocals are becoming rare and one must admit that Edlund has improved his singing skills to emphasize his unique raspy voice even more. And this time the listener is given a chance to hear the content of the songs without much effort which I find to be a very positive change.

published 09.02.2004 | Comments (2)

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anathema_1977 - 16.10.2016 at 00:35  
Rating: 10 What, no comments here!?!
This is a masterpiece! It is clearly the best album by a (used-to-be) great band.
I even prefer it to the highly-praised Wildhoney. Clouds is much darker and more intense.
Favourite songs: The sleeping beauty, Undressed and of course A caress of stars.
Compared to those days, it is actally sad to see what happened to this band.
Up to Prey all their albums were still pretty good I would say (though of course not comparable to their good-old doom-death days).
Thereafter they went downhill pretty fast.
Bad English - 05.11.2016 at 00:44  
  This is one time where I can say its like death/doom or close, doomsters can like it its not anymore death metal, its melodies and bit artistic song writing, more complex and also 90's old school studio work what is not super HD but old school what makes that sound better.
Marcel Hubregtse - 05.11.2016 at 01:18  
  Brilliant album. Up there with The Astral Sleep.
Alex F - 10.11.2016 at 04:52  
Rating: 8
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 05.11.2016 at 01:18

Brilliant album. Up there with The Astral Sleep.

The first three Tiamat albums seriously don't get enough attention

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