Sumerian Cry

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Sumerian Cry
Studio album by Tiamat
ReleasedJune 7, 1990
Recorded14–29 October 1989
StudioSunlight Studio, Stockholm
GenreDeath-doom, symphonic black metal
LabelCMFT Productions
ProducerTiamat with Tomas Skogsberg
Tiamat chronology
Severe Abomination
Sumerian Cry
The Astral Sleep
Alternate cover
1997 Digipak re-issue edition
1997 Digipak re-issue edition
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]

Sumerian Cry is the debut album from the Swedish metal band Tiamat.

The album was recorded at Sunlight Studio, Stockholm, Sweden, in 1989, when the band was known under the original name Treblinka. The track "Sumerian Cry, Pt. 1" is a re-interpretation of the intro melody from "Crawling in Vomit", the first track off Treblinka's first demo. The track "The Sign of the Pentagram" is exclusive to the CD version of the album, and was not recorded at the same time as the rest of the album. This particular track was intended to be included on a compilation-CD released by Jon "Metalion" Kristiansen (editor of Norwegian metal fanzine Slayer). The CD was never released, and the track was included as a bonus track on this album.

"Where the Serpents Ever Dwell" was later covered by black metal band The Ruins of Beverast on the vinyl edition of their album Foulest Semen of a Sheltered Elite.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Intro - Sumerian Cry (Part 1)" – 0:57
  2. "In the Shrines of the Kingly Dead" – 4:09
  3. "The Malicious Paradise" – 4:28
  4. "Necrophagious Shadows" – 4:35
  5. "Apothesis of Morbidity" – 6:05
  6. "Nocturnal Funeral" – 4:05
  7. "Altar Flame" – 4:30
  8. "Evilized" – 5:00
  9. "Where the Serpents Ever Dwell/Outro - Sumerian Cry (Part 2)" - 6:08
  10. "The Sign of the Pentagram" – 3:54 (bonus track on CD and vinyl reissues)


Only photos of Hellslaughter and Juck are shown on the backcover, because Emetic and Najse were ex-members when the record came out.


  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Sumerian Cry – Tiamat". AllMusic. Retrieved November 2, 2012.