A Deeper Kind of Slumber

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A Deeper Kind of Slumber
Tiamat - A Deeper Kind of Slumber.jpg
Studio album by Tiamat
Released 12 August 1997 (1997-08-12)
Recorded January–March 1997
Genre Gothic rock, psychedelic rock, experimental rock
Length 59:57
Label Century Media
Producer Dirk Draeger
Tiamat chronology
A Deeper Kind of Slumber
Skeleton Skeletron

A Deeper Kind of Slumber is the 1997 Century Media Records release by Swedish band Tiamat.

Featuring female background vocals by Birgit Zacher (Moonspell, Angel Dust) and traits of experimental (psychedelic rock, progressive rock, jazz fusion, industrial rock, Middle Eastern acoustics as well as Classical and Symphonic rock), the album marked the group's first complete withdrawal from both death metal and traditional heavy metal, following their 1994 release, Wildhoney. It was also the first production after their relocation to Germany, and was written almost entirely by founder/lead songwriter Johan Edlund. Much of the music had reflected on Edlund's personal relationship with drugs, creative differences within the band as well as an interpersonal relationship.

It was produced by both Edlund and Dirk Draeger.

Track listing[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
No. Title Length
1. "Cold Seed"   3:52
2. "Teonanacatl"   4:17
3. "Trillion Zillion Centipedes"   1:29
4. "The Desolate One"   3:44
5. "Atlantis as a Lover"   5:28
6. "Alteration X10"   5:09
7. "Four Leary Biscuits"   4:03
8. "Only in My Tears it Lasts"   4:48
9. "The Whores of Babylon"   3:52
10. "Kite"   2:04
11. "Phantasma De Luxe"   4:58
12. "Mount Marilyn"   10:33
13. "A Deeper Kind of Slumber"   5:47


Chart (1997) Peak
Swedish Albums Chart[2] 39


  1. ^ "Allmusic review". 
  2. ^ "Swedish Charts". Retrieved 4 April 2011.