Friday, January 2, 2009

Tiamat - Clouds

Band: Tiamat
Album: Clouds
Genre: Death Metal
Country of Origin: Sweden
Year: 1992

Track Listing:
  1. In a Dream
  2. Clouds
  3. Smell of Incense
  4. A Caress of Stars
  5. The Sleeping Beauty
  6. Forever Burning Flames
  7. The Scapegoat
  8. Undressed
The follow up to The Astral Sleep, Clouds is Tiamat's final Death Metal album. If I had to describe it, I'd call it The Astral Sleep, but better. The creativity and slight dreaminess continue, the riffs get better and better and Johan Edlund's growls sound much better. The lyrics are, again, as amazing as the music. It's just a wonderful Swedeath album; the play between an acoustic solo and an electric solo in "Undressed", the dark acoustics accompanied by the forboding riffs and snappy drum work that pops in at the beginning of "The Sleeping Beauty", and the dreamy chorus to "In a Dream" are three particularly impressive parts that stick out and mark this as a spectacular Death Metal album.

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