The Astral Sleep is the second album from Tiamat. It marks their debut on longtime label, Century Media Records. This album was reissued in 2006 with two tracks from A Winter Shadow single, released in 1990. Musically, this album blends the death metal style of Tiamat's debut album with gothic metal elements. Lyrically, this album features a mixture of Satanism with introspective and esoteric themes. Neo Aeon (Intro)" – 2:09. Lady Temptress" – 3:44. Mountain of Doom" – 4:36. Dead Boys' Quire" – 1:53.
Tiamat – The Astral Sleep. Label: Фоно – FO429CD. Format: CD, Album, Reissue. Keyboards – Jonas Malmsten. Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – Thomas Petersson. Photography By – Lutz Kampert. Producer – Waldemar Sorychta. Vocals, Rhythm Guitar – Johan Edlund. Recorded and mixed at Woodhouse Studio, Dortmund.
Sweden's Tiamat displayed an incredible learning curve in the year after their debut, resulting in 1991's excellent The Astral Sleep.
I have lost hold of myself Taken to the extent of my life Eternal sleep in a dreamworld's coffin Entombed beneath the Mountain of Doom. The Mountain of Doom Has taken my life. Almost there Trying to seize my mind Still aware Of their seek and find. Nailed to a pleasant sleep Under the fullmoon light Calculated ancient knowledge Of Arab's wise words. I dreamed about a temple I saw it in my dreams A temple made of silver With emeralds above. It is in the wood Spoken by animal lips My seal and my epitaph It is the Sumerian Cry.
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