You know what? The Swedish band Tiamat‘s 2012 album The Scarred People sounds like Moonspell on a sunny day. Minus the evil menace the latter exude throughout their productions. I know – the Moonspell line was already present on the Wildhoney review, but what can I do? You could also argue that it is some weird mixture of Type O Negative and The Sisters of Mercy.
The stylish turncoat attitude is very prevalent with Tiamat – actually an attitude to be applauded. They clearly do not want to be put into silos and I like that. But what a difference from The Scarred People to Sumerian Cry or their masterpiece Wildhoney. Whereas the latter is more similar to what we get to hear now. In a way you need to salute them, never a dull moment when discovering a new album. But I had my issues with this record from the beginning. It is for sure well produced, kind of the music you would listen to when reading a book, not taking notice from what is there. [...]