Power of Metal.dk Review

Style: Death Metal
Release date: 15 May, 2015
Playing time: 41:00

Since the first Entombed, Grave and Dismember albums, I'm a huge fan of the old school Swedish D-beat death metal. Besides the almost swinging drum patterns, I am absolutely in love with the sound of the guitar riffs. Bands like Bloodbath, Paganizer and this Entrails still carry on the flag of the genre.

Entrails was already formed in the early 90s, but never got solid ground under their feet and were put on a hold for quite some time. In 2008, Jimmy Lundqvist found the time to resurrect the band and finally, two demos were recorded. After that, a few albums were recorded and with this 'Obliteration', they release their fourth full-length studio album. Under the professional hands and eye of Dan Swanö, it was mixed and mastered and due to the excellent written songs, it is a real hammer. 

The first song starts fast and very aggressive and immediately shows what to expect from the entire album. "Epitome of Death" is slower, but with the groovy beat typical for the genre and a part reminding of Edge of Sanity towards the end of the song. "Beyond the Flesh" is a very variable song with a fast opening, some slower melodic parts varied with high speed patterns. The next songs are all suffused with old Entombed and Dismember sauce and I enjoy them like honey by a bear. That they don't only rule on CD, I experienced twice last year. I saw the band on stage at the Stonehenge festival in Steenwijk and last month at the Eggbangers Ball in Leeuwarden. I really enjoyed the band's music and they surely can deliver live as well.

I advice all Dismember, Grave, Entombed , Unleashed, Bloodbath or let me say old school Swedish death metal addicts to check this out.

01. No Cross Left Unturned
Epitome of Death
Beyond the Flesh
The Grotesque
Midnight Coffin
Abyss of Corpses
Re Animation Of the Dead
Label: Metal Blade Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 9 May, 2015
Website: http://www.facebook.com/entrails666