two years ago, Entombed performed with a troupe of ballet dancers at
the Royal Opera House in Stockholm in Sweden. When you read the liner
notes in the booklet, it is obvious that this was a mind-blowing
experience for the band, and when you see the photos in said booklet,
you can imagine what a special experience it must have been.
is where Entombed become big teasers. There is no way that this CD
release can mediate that evening, and you just want to have been there!
As a live album, Unreal Estate is nothing special in this time of the
zillions of live DVDs released by every artist who can lift a
guitar. Yes, it shows a unusually focused live version of Entombed
probably because the involvement of the dancers have forced them to
deviate a bit from their well-known, somewhat lazy death n roll
style, but as it usually is the case with live albums, you lack the
element of actually being there. But, as I said, Entombed seem more
focused and ready to spread that certain atmosphere that they are able
to create than they have been the last three times I saw them live,
and that in itself is a pleasure to listen to.
For Entombed fans this album is a must if only to be reminded that it would have been worth a trip to Stockholm to witness this event.