Are you a fan of Left Hand Path? You are? Good. Because I’ve got some great news! You’re going to love Bowels of Earth by Entombed A.D.
Let’s get right to it, yeah there’s only one member from the “classic” Entombed lineup, LG Petrov, but this lineup with LG, Nico Elgstrand, Guilherme Miranda and Olle Dahlstedt really captures the vibe and sonics of those early 90’s records. I mean for real. This isn’t hype.
The opening track “Torment Remains” pretty much sets the tone for the record. Incredible riffs, lightning fast tempo and undeniably classic Petrov vocals. Entombed A.D. makes a statement with this opener and they continue to back it up throughout the rest of the record.
“Hell is My Home” is another standout. Love that guitar sound and some amazing soloing. “Fit for a King” has a tremendous bass line with some fast and furious riffage.
There’s no filler on this record. Nothing experimental. Nothing out of place. It’s as if the band went back in time and produced a record circa late 1992. And while I don’t want to say that the earlier Entombed A.D. records are bad, because they aren’t, they quite honestly don’t measure up to this one. In fact, I’m going to throw down the gauntlet here and say that Bowels of the Earth is one of the best Entombed records of all time.
Take for example that solo on “Elimination…” There it is – that’s the sound we are all looking for!
If you were unexcited by the previous Entombed A.D. releases, you definitely want to give this one a shot. This is the real deal. I can’t wait to see these guys live.
Bowels of Earth by Entombed A.D. was released on August 30th via Century Media Records. Grab your copy here.