Sumerian Cry

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Sumerian Cry
Studio album by Tiamat
Released June 7, 1990
Recorded 14–29 October 1989
Studio Sunlight Studio, Stockholm
Genre Death metal
Black metal
Length 43:59
Label CMFT Productions
Producer Tiamat with Tomas Skogsberg
Tiamat chronology
The Astral Sleep1991
Severe Abomination
(1989)Severe Abomination1989
Sumerian Cry
The Astral Sleep
Alternate cover
1997 Digipak re-issue edition
1997 Digipak re-issue edition
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Sumerian Cry is the debut album from the Swedish then-death 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. "Sumerian Cry, Pt. 1" – 0:57
  2. "In the Shrines of the Kingly Dead" – 4:09
  3. "The Malicious Paradise" – 4:28
  4. "Necrophagous 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, Pt. 2" – 6:08
  10. "The Sign of the Pentagram" – 3:54



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