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Review: Tiamat - Skeleton Skeletron
Skeleton Skeletron

Label: Century Media
Year released: 1999
Duration: ?
Tracks: 10
Genre: Death Metal

Rating: 2.75/5

Review online: May 19, 2001
Reviewed by: Christian Renner
Readers Rating
Skeleton Skeletron

Rated 1.67/5 (33.33%) (3 Votes)

Let me start this review by saying that I bought this album after listening to an MP3 that I downloaded. It just goes to show you that you should not buy an album after just hearing one song. I am not saying that this is overly bad but it sure isn't what I am into lately.

Tiamat play goth style music with more distorted guitars but the more I listen to this the more I think that it really doesn't have much to do with metal. From what I understand from talking to other people this band used to play metal and all I can say is if this band used to play metal they have definitely drifted a long way from their past.

I will admit that if you are tired of listening to the harder edge of metal or just want to relax and listen to some tunes that are girlfriend friendly this just might fit the occasion. On the other hand if you listen to almost purely black/death metal you will want to stay as far away from this as you can. The music is not bad in itself and I would say very well played but the album as a whole does get tiring after a couple of tracks. This is definitely not an album to throw in the CD player of the car on a long road trip unless you enjoy driving off the side of the road or causing a 40-car pile up after falling asleep at the wheel. The vocals are clean but with some of the songs being slow and kind of drawn out it really showcases the fact that English is a second language for the band as the accent can get really annoying after a while. I guess the best thing I can say about this album is that it is really well produced. If the production is the best thing you can pick out on an album you know you just wasted 15 bucks.

Overall I would say if you are looking for something besides metal to listen to and are into the goth style of music you might get into this. If you are like me and prefer a little of a harder edge to your tunes you can go ahead and pass on this album without fear that you are missing anything.

Track by track

Church of Tiamat -6
Brighter than the Sun -7.5
Dust is our Fare -6.5
To have and have not -7
For her pleasure -7
Diyala (inst.?) -2
Sympathy for the Devil -5
Best friend money can buy -5
As long as you are mine -7.5
Lucy -6


Vocals -6
Guitars -7
Bass -7.5
Drums -7.5
Keys -7.5
Production -8

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