|Studio album by Tiamat|
|Released||June 7, 1990|
|Recorded||14–29 October 1989|
|Studio||Sunlight Studio, Stockholm|
|Genre||Death-doom, symphonic black metal|
|Producer||Tiamat with Tomas Skogsberg|
1997 Digipak re-issue edition
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.
- "Intro - Sumerian Cry (Part 1)" – 0:57
- "In the Shrines of the Kingly Dead" – 4:09
- "The Malicious Paradise" – 4:28
- "Necrophagious Shadows" – 4:35
- "Apothesis of Morbidity" – 6:05
- "Nocturnal Funeral" – 4:05
- "Altar Flame" – 4:30
- "Evilized" – 5:00
- "Where the Serpents Ever Dwell/Outro - Sumerian Cry (Part 2)" - 6:08
- "The Sign of the Pentagram" – 3:54 (bonus track on CD and vinyl reissues)
- Johan Edlund (as Hellslaughter) – rhythm and lead guitars, keyboards, lead vocals
- Jörgen Thullberg (as Juck) – bass
- Stefan Lagergren (as Emetic) – lead and rhythm guitars
- Anders Holmberg (as Najse) – drums
Only photos of Hellslaughter and Juck are shown on the backcover, because Emetic and Najse were ex-members when the record came out.