ALBUM CENTURY MEDIA RELEASE: AUGUST 16, 1999 REVIEW: SEPTEMBER 15, 1999
The Swedish gothmetal band Tiamat has kept changing their sound throughout the years. As opposed to the majority of changes within music, theirs have been more or less positive. Especially the two last albums, "Wildhoney" and, the previous one, "A Deeper Kind of Slumber" have resulted in progress for the band. The previous album was pretty diffuse and somewhat overproduced. "Skeleton Skeletron" is pretty much straightforward gothmetal, and it's good!
There's not much to complain about. Perharps the fact that the songs sound pretty much the same, but this is not a major error. They've recorded a cover on the classical Rolling Stones hit "Sympathy for the Devil", but I must say that I like this song the least.
A song worth mentioning is the single track "Brighter than the Sun" which should hopefully become a floorfiller pretty soon.
A funny thing is that "Best Friend Money Can Buy" sounds very much like the excellent Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. I'm a little pissed right now because I can't recall which song they've almost ripped. I don't mind, but merely state that these guys not only do good music but also have decent taste as well.