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Most people hear "Entombed" and think "death metal
band", but the band's last 3 albums have taken another direction...
Their 1993 masterpiece Wolverine Blues, was much more groove-oriented
than their previous albums, with slower crushing riffs...1997's To
Ride...Shoot Straight and Speak the Truth was heading towards a more
hard rock sound...now with the departure of drummer and main
songwriter Nicke Andersson, (to the Helicopters) the bands sounds a
If there's a form of music called "good ole' Swedish sludge rock" then
this album is it. The heavy grooves seen on the last 2 Entombed albums are
still here, but there's a more "rock and roll" feel now. The sometimes
strange and always vauge lyrics tackle a few subjects new to Entombed
albums...There are no references to drinking blood, or being
"full of hell" on here *editor pouts*. But every band has to
evolve or become extinct...
The opening riff to "The Supreme Good" is just...bizzare, it's so
unlike any Entombed riff I've heard...and the vocals...L.G. is still
yelling, but where are the growls? Something is different here...his
voice sounds...cleaner. "Kick In The Head" is another surprise...
Overall this is very different from any other Entombed album I've
This album makes me wonder, how many bands can try something totally
different, change their style around, have the new style sound good..
but still retain their "sound" that makes them instantly
recognizeable to fans? Not many...but Metallica comes to mind...