Power of Metal.dk Review

Raging Death
Style: Death Metal
Release date: 10 May, 2013
Playing time: 45:49

It was only last month the new Tormented that made my Swedish death metal heart beat faster, this month it is the new Entrails. After the first note they convinced me. This third album of the (of course) Swedish band can be situated in between Entombed, Grave, Carnage and Dismember's first albums. It grooves, has the typical Swedish guitar sound and of course the typical D-beat. It will not be a surprise for you that Dan Swanö has taken care of the mix and the mastering. He even added some vocals to the song "Death League", also Jörgen Sandström (Krux, The Project Hate MCMXCIX, ex-Entombed), Kam Lee (Bone Gnawer, ex-Massacre) and Rogga Johansson (Paganizer, Ribspreader, Bone Gnawer) grunts on some parts.

If you take a look at the logo of the band, it even looks a bit like the Entombed logo. Like I already said, most of the songs are in Entombed tradition and they all sound great. Besides that a song like "Bloodhammer" has some riffs and tempi that could have been written by a band like Asphyx, while other tracks like "Defleshed" lean more towards Grave. I hear you think that there is (again) no originality on this album and that is correct, but this music is executed so well and all the songs are strong, so who needs it?

The only thing I am not happy about is that I already used my final sentence for this review in the Tormented review... What I wrote there counts even more for this album. A typical case of: he has shot his bolt.

01. In Pieces
02. Carved to the Bone
03. Bloodhammer
04. Headless Dawn
05. Cadaverous Stench
06. Descend to the Beyond
07. Death League
08. Chained and Dragged
09. Defleshed
10. The Cemetery Horrors
Label: Metal Blade Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 9 May, 2013
Website: www.myspace.com/entrailsreborn