Monday, November 19, 2012

Tiamat-The Scarred People

Napalm Records Handels GmbH

For those of you not familiar with Tiamat the band was formed in Täby, Sweden in 1988. More or less the driving force of the band is Johan Edlund. What started out as death metal eventually underwent multiple changes until you have what could best be called goth metal. This is all the more interesting if you consider the fact that Tiamat formed out of the ashes of the black metal outfit Treblinka. Regardless of that, on their new album, "The Scarred People", the band opts for goth metal with atmospheric rock overtones. The whole affair is one of those albums where it's more about the feeling/vibe then the actual music. The album is rich in admiration for Pink Floyd as well as old school/80's goth/alternative rock. While it is still somewhat of a culture shock to hear Tiamat playing this type of metal/rock (as I remember hearing this band back in high school playing blackened death metal) one has to admit the skill involved with pulling off an album like this.As such it is one of those albums where credit must be given and any accolades are more then warranted.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I adored Tiamat up to an including Wildhoney. They lost me after that.

6:08 AM  
Blogger Metal Mark said...

Goth metal? bleeeeeechhhhh!

3:22 PM  

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