October 29, 2016

Entombed - Clandestine (1991)


Clandestine is not an album that I listen to very often, but if feel the urge to put on some death metal it's most likely going to be something from Entombed. I haven't developed a taste for what people label 'technical' death metal so far, it has pretty solos and freakish drum rhythms, but it loses some of its soul in the process. Entombed is not technical death metal--actually Entombed rose from the ashes of Dead's (one of the most iconic black metal singers) band, Morbid, and you can tell that the rawer sound was not abandoned once Dead left to join the Norwegian black metal inner circle. Clandestine is heavily inspired by Slayer, the whole pace of this album pretty much mimics any of Slayer's great records. I guess the same could be said for countless early 90s metal bands, but I'm just trying to sound like I know what I'm talking about here, which I really don't when it comes to metal.

Sample

Clandestine (and Left Hand Path accidentally uploaded as well)