On 46 Favorites Lists

NEWS

04-09 Johan Edlund leaves Tiamat
10-23 Tiamat post new album preview
10-13 New Tiamat video

» Edit Band Information
» Edit Albums

» Add a Review
» Add an Album
» Add MP3
» Add News

Tiamat

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

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 ...read more

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

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 albums, as well as those by Tiamat’s own tour and labelmates, including Moonspell, Rotting Christ, Lacuna Coil and Samael.

1994’s critically acclaimed Wildhoney mixed raw vocals, slow guitar riffs and synthesizer sounds which sounded different from other extreme metal bands active at that time. An almost continuous forty-minute piece of music, Wildhoney was considered to be a landmark release within the progressive/doom metal genres and would lead to the band’s appearances at the Dynamo and Wacken Open Air metal festivals in 1995. The group would play a second gig at Dynamo two years later.

Upon the release of A Deeper Kind Of Slumber (1997), Edlund relocated from Sweden to Germany and declared himself the only permanent member of the band; all albums that would follow would cement the band into a more gothic rock sound, quite different from the extreme music they did in the years before, with recent albums showing a The Sisters of Mercy influence. Today, they play music that can best be described as atmospheric gothic metal with experimental elements.

The band is currently signed to Nuclear Blast Records, with whom they joined forces with in June 2007 « hide

Similar Bands: Darkseed, Evereve, Anathema, Antimatter, Moonspell

LPs
The Scarred People
10/26/2012

3.2
34 Votes
Amanethes
2008

2.8
59 Votes
Prey
2004

3.4
64 Votes
Judas Christ
2002

3
53 Votes
Skeleton Skeletron
1999

3.1
53 Votes
A Deeper Kind of Slumber
1997

4
127 Votes
Wildhoney
1994

4.3
299 Votes
Clouds
1992

3.8
85 Votes
The Astral Sleep
1991

3.4
49 Votes
Sumerian Cry
1990

2.8
34 Votes
EPs
For Her Pleasure
1999

Gaia
1994

4.3
5 Votes
Live Albums
The Sleeping Beauty - Live in Israel
1994

3.7
3 Votes
Compilations
Commandments
2007

3.8
2 Votes
The Musical History of Tiamat
1995


Music Lists
10.16.14  Gothic Recs08.15.14  Getting Into Metal...recs?
08.06.14  Puttin Da Kush In Tha Air08.06.14  Fav 90's Songs
08.02.14  Triangulating The Abyss04.29.14  When Sputnik Meets Real Life
04.19.14  Essential Heavy Music04.14.14  Rec Me Metal
04.08.14  M/03.17.14  Meatal
02.28.14  My Metal Club Of 10001.03.14  90's Metal Masterpieces
11.12.13  My Best Metal Albums10.09.13  Gay Cheeseburger
09.29.13  The Truth Is....09.25.13  Resident Evil 4
09.10.13  Fave Albums07.22.13  Dark Metal
06.10.13  E305.02.13  Melancholy For The Soul Ii
» More Lists (80)

Contributors: Metalstyles, KILL, ThePalestMexican, Willie, niobium, KILL, Voivod,

FAQ // STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS // SITE FORUM // CONTACT US

Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Site Copyright 2005-2014 Sputnikmusic.com
All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Privacy Policy