On February 26, 2007, Sweden’s TIAMAT, one of the most successful and influential artists in the metal genre, will release “Commandments” presenting a magnificent overview on the band’s stellar career. The track-list has been personally selected by TIAMAT showing the band’s roots in sinister Swedish Death Metal over to the heavily Pink Floyd-influenced “Deeper Kind Of Slumber”-phase until the catchier, not less brilliant gothic metal songs of the following studio albums. “Commandments” certainly is more than your standard best-of release, but offers apart from an exquisite selection of tracks a stunning and luxurious design. The glossy black CD contains 16 songs with a total playing time of almost 80 minutes and the booklet can be folded out into an inverted cross. Like the track-listing the entire layout and cover artwork has been created by TIAMAT-mastermind Johan Edlund himself exclusively for this release. The smoky grey Jewelcase adds another ounce of visual gloom amalgamating perfectly with TIAMAT’s dark soundscapes, whereas the liner notes to each song, written by bassist Anders Iwers, allow detailed insights into the TIAMAT universe like never before.