Label: Floga Records – FL275
Released: September 1st, 2020
Style: Gothic metal rock
Limited edition, reissue. It’s unique, atmospheric and highly nutritious album. The Astral Sleep shows the freshness of a new band, a band just in its first steps, with no hint of their future, or what they would be doing 12 years later, still playing heavy music for their own fun, combined with all the elements that would later on make them the leaders of atmospheric doom – death and alternative metal between 1994 and 1997, so in a sense, this very album, can capture every single moment Tiamat have given both in the past and would give in the future. For that and only, and for how amazingly well written this album is, it has earned its rightful spot in the pantheon of classic metal albums.
Recommended for fans of Amorphis, Moonspell, Paradise Lost, Katatonia, Lake Of Tears.