Album Reviews

Entombed A.D. – Bowels of Earth Review

Released by Century Media Records

Release Date : August 30th, 2019

Genre: Death Metal , Death N’ Roll

 

Line-up :

Lars-Göran Petrov – Vocals

Olle Dahlstedt – Drums

Nico Elgstrand – Guitars

Guilherme Miranda – Guitars

 

Tracklist:

1. Torment Remains

2. Elimination

3. Hell Is My Home

4. Bowels Of Earth

5. Bourbon Nightmare

6. Fit For A King

7. Worlds Apart

8. Through The Eyes Of The Gods

9. I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive

10. To Eternal Night

 

Swedish Death Metal warriors Entombed A.D. is back with “Bowels Of Earth”, their third studio album in five years through label Century Media Records. After the split-up of the legendary Entombed and their legal issues, LG Petrov and company took their path under their new moniker and they have never stopped taking out their anger to the world. This new offering is another sample of a brutal old school death metal assault, a tendency to return to the sound of the early days of Entombed. “Bowels Of Earth” is a simple but explicit title for a record full of rage and brutality, just like the classic death metal era in Sweden in the eighties, before the appearance of the wave of the more melodic death acts. The ten new tracks included in the album can be listened in one breath and they show the desire of the band to stay loyal in the death n’roll tradition.

Two pieces of straightforward death metal attack start off the album in the best way: “Tormentor Remains” and “Elimination” keep the legacy alive since the Swedish group shows the desire to play their classic heavy style, even though the golden era of the genre is long way gone. “Hell Is My Home” is an equally raw track with some major differences in the sound which could add some variety to the whole style of the record. What follows is the title track with a more melodic style and an amazing guitar solo.

On the other hand, “Bourbon Nightmare” seems to be more deathcore-oriented, but “Fit For A King” and “Through The Eyes Of The Gods” are full speed tunes with wild headbanging mood. Moreover, there are some less inspired tracks like the classic “Worlds Apart” and the cover of “I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive” of Hank Williams, but they manage to fit in well into the rest of the album. The album concludes with “Eternal Night”, the darker tune so far.

With this new album release, Entombed AD have offered a classic but also fun record to their audience. It seems the band has found their stride and even though “Bowes Of Earth” is not the most essential and original death record of all time, it brings the party.

 

Ratings: 7/10

Written by: Katerina Paisoglou

My Global Mind – Staff Writer

 

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