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I like them48
Hadn't heard of them before this thread8
I only like the old days -> Clouds6
I dislike them5

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Posted by Estix on 18.05.2006 at 19:24
This gothic metal band from Sweden has been an interest of mine for almost two years. I don't remember how i first found out about them, but i know that Prey was the first CD i've heard.

At the moment i still concider Judas Christ to be my favourite of them (for now). But lately i started listening to their death metal days a little and i discovered that even at those times they were a class A band. While not having the extensive use of double-bass, the guitars are really awesome. And the songs created are simply awesome. Every song has at least some parts that i simply love. I mean: Winter Shadow (0:27) has a GREAT guitar line. And Smell of Incense in 0:54 might very well be one of my favourite parts in any death metal song. The ending of Undressed gives me shivers when listened at an appropriate enough volume (shivers for me while listening to music indicate a place of extremely sweet melody [i know my vocabulary is restricted, don't hold it against me please]). Astral Sleep is a great CD and Clouds all the same. Sumerian Cry falls weakest of the three, but is decent nonetheless.
Tiamat is really awesome. I mean, they have tried different things also, but they have always progressed. Death, black, doom, gothic, gothic rock, death/doom, gothic/doom...they have done everything in that area, and all of it near perfectly. I can't get enough of them. And i better get the money to see them live this summer...otherwise i'll be really pissed off!

The CD ranking:
I started looking for public-friendly music a few weeks ago and during that time i found myself enjoying Judas Christ alot. Currently it's my favourite. Even though i have read all those comments about "poprock" etc. I just like the music because it's fast and energetic and just proves that Tiamat has a great diversity and are skilled music creators.

The only original CD that i own is Skeleton Skeletron and it ranks 5th in my current list. The songs on there have great lyrics and melodies, like most of Tiamat's songs.

Astral Sleep and Clouds have risen from the ashes for me. When i first got into Tiamat, i ignored their death/doom days, but this last week i have totally loved the two CDs. Currently occupying the 2nd and 3rd positions. Astral Sleep leading.

Wildhoney has a few AWESOME songs, like Gaia and Planets and also a generally good feel, but it doesn't get higher than 4th position.

Deeper Kind of Slumber and Prey switch positions more often than i switch socks. Both have great songs, great atmospheres and great vocals, but i can never decide which exactly comes out on top. So 6th and 7th spots.

Sumerian Cry ranks the lowest, but it isn't a bad record. Definately not! I just haven't been in the mood for that type of black metal (yup, i read from a few places that SC is more of a black metal than death metal. And all the points brought out were proven reasonably).



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nobody

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  17.03.2009 at 00:16
Why firts 4 Tiamat albums has been realised at 1th september?
Is there any sybolism for that?
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  15.06.2009 at 17:36
I only like the first albums and them not so much...
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  15.06.2009 at 17:44
I can't really say if I like them or not. I usually don't like Gothic but the only album I listened from this band, Wildhoney, is fucking good.
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  15.06.2009 at 17:47
Written by Elio on 15.06.2009 at 17:44

I can't really say if I like them or not. I usually don't like Gothic but the only album I listened from this band, Wildhoney, is fucking good.


Well, Wildhoney is imo their last good album after that they went even more gothic and I think also went totally crap
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  17.06.2009 at 07:31
I like their "Deeper Kind of Slumber" more than any other albums released by them.. That's their most atmospheric and Gothic album..
Of course their earlier albums are very good. But still non of them can beat "Deeper Kind of Slumber" in my opinion.
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  17.06.2009 at 11:12
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 15.06.2009 at 17:47

Written by Elio on 15.06.2009 at 17:44

I can't really say if I like them or not. I usually don't like Gothic but the only album I listened from this band, Wildhoney, is fucking good.


Well, Wildhoney is imo their last good album after that they went even more gothic and I think also went totally crap

thats right. i've heard "prey" which is one of the worst and unispiring albums i've ever heard... it is also not even metal..
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  17.06.2009 at 11:18
A couple of years ago I remember I started reading some of their lyrics, and I liked them, so I asked a friend if he knew them and if he had albums from them that he could share with me. He said he had, and actually liked the band, not a lot, but he did like them, and before he could pass me the albums, he died... hehe. I don't know, every time I hear the name, he pops back into my head, but hey, I guess I'll give a shot some time soon
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  17.06.2009 at 11:31
Tulkas what lyrics from what albums?
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  17.06.2009 at 11:35
Written by Bad English on 17.06.2009 at 11:31

Tulkas what lyrics from what albums?

I remember it was Sleeping Beauty, which I'm seeing it's from the Clouds album. So, that was one, for sure, 'cause I remember I really like SB lyrics a lot. But I wanted to get the Compilation album, you know, to have a 'view' of what they had produced till then. But yeah, Sleeping Beauty was kinda like the trigger to me starting to get some interest in them
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  17.06.2009 at 11:36
Written by tulkas on 17.06.2009 at 11:35

Written by Bad English on 17.06.2009 at 11:31

Tulkas what lyrics from what albums?

I remember it was Sleeping Beauty, which I'm seeing it's from the Clouds album. So, that was one, for sure, 'cause I remember I really like SB lyrics a lot. But I wanted to get the Compilation album, you know, to have a 'view' of what they had produced till then. But yeah, Sleeping Beauty was kinda like the trigger to me starting to get some interest in them


Bets lyrims IMO what band has written is for Gaia song
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  17.06.2009 at 11:42
Written by tulkas on 17.06.2009 at 11:18

A couple of years ago I remember I started reading some of their lyrics, and I liked them, so I asked a friend if he knew them and if he had albums from them that he could share with me. He said he had, and actually liked the band, not a lot, but he did like them, and before he could pass me the albums, he died... hehe. I don't know, every time I hear the name, he pops back into my head, but hey, I guess I'll give a shot some time soon

ooooo... now i am afraid!!!
basically.. this is tragic irony. bad luck man. i hope it's ok now..
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  17.06.2009 at 11:46
Written by Deadmeat on 17.06.2009 at 11:42

Written by tulkas on 17.06.2009 at 11:18

A couple of years ago I remember I started reading some of their lyrics, and I liked them, so I asked a friend if he knew them and if he had albums from them that he could share with me. He said he had, and actually liked the band, not a lot, but he did like them, and before he could pass me the albums, he died... hehe. I don't know, every time I hear the name, he pops back into my head, but hey, I guess I'll give a shot some time soon

ooooo... now i am afraid!!!
basically.. this is tragic irony. bad luck man. i hope it's ok now..

Well, he didn't die like immediately, or right away, you know. and yeh, that was a good while ago, august 12, 2007, to be exact. Though I remember the day mostly because around that same time I started dating my ex... But yeah, in term fo him dying, things are ok now. Thanx

@bad e: cool. I guess I'll start to pick things up again where I left and start to give 'em a listen
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  17.06.2009 at 13:00
The Astral Sleep has to be one of the greatest examples of doom death ever conceived.
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  17.06.2009 at 13:10
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 17.06.2009 at 13:00

The Astral Sleep has to be one of the greatest examples of doom death ever conceived.


That is indeed a true masterpiece be it doom death or melodic death. It is actually the ONLY Tiamat album I still play regularly.
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  09.10.2009 at 22:41
Currently addicted to "Equinox of the Gods", I found it on one of the 24 compilation CD:s I have lying on my shelf. I think I've played the song at least 15 times today.
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  10.10.2009 at 09:07
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 17.06.2009 at 13:10

Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 17.06.2009 at 13:00

The Astral Sleep has to be one of the greatest examples of doom death ever conceived.


That is indeed a true masterpiece be it doom death or melodic death. It is actually the ONLY Tiamat album I still play regularly.



I will have to check this out. Just heard Wildhoney for the first time a little bit ago and I'm pretty hooked
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  24.11.2009 at 17:54
After times and times now Im on tiamat's cain song song again. really nice song reminds me a little breaf of my lifetime nostalgia
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  27.11.2009 at 17:40
I'm definitely a Tiamat fan, though I don't have any of their albums since Deeper Kind of Slumber. Very talented band, love the musicianship. Johan Edlund's got an amazing voice, and I always enjoyed the lyrics, too.
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  20.01.2010 at 14:43
one of the first "real"(as in, not nu-metal or something) metal bands i've listened to about 5 and a half years ago or something, along with Hammerfall, Sabbath's Forbidden album and some old Dream Theater stuff.


Listening right now to the whole Wildhoney album, it's fucking AWESOME. great atmospheric doom/whatever. they are going to be playing it at Wacken in it's entirety and i hope i'll be there to hear it.
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  20.01.2010 at 14:51
Written by Valentin B on 20.01.2010 at 14:43

Listening right now to the whole Wildhoney album, it's fucking AWESOME. great atmospheric doom/whatever. they are going to be playing it at Wacken in it's entirety and i hope i'll be there to hear it.


Only what you might hear there be ''gaia'' and I agree its f*en masterpeace last good albums from band even after who follow wasnt bad at all, but was not old school Tiamat
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  20.01.2010 at 15:10
Written by Valentin B on 20.01.2010 at 14:43

one of the first "real"(as in, not nu-metal or something) metal bands i've listened to about 5 and a half years ago or something, along with Hammerfall, Sabbath's Forbidden album and some old Dream Theater stuff.


Listening right now to the whole Wildhoney album, it's fucking AWESOME. great atmospheric doom/whatever. they are going to be playing it at Wacken in it's entirety and i hope i'll be there to hear it.

you are so lucky if you will see them live, I like them so much. but as I watched their live DVD's I can say that they are a little weak in live concerts. a little cold and without passion. but its my opinion. Ill try them if I have a chance.
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  31.05.2011 at 20:09
Wildhoney is one album which is responsible for changing my vision about music somewhat
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