Sunday, April 5, 2009

Entombed – Clandestine


Swedish Death Metal rules and I have proof: Entombed’s Clandestine. Clandestine is one of the greatest Earache releases, amongst some serious competition. Entombed’s influence can be felt in modern bands like Cursed and Trap Them, to mention just a few.

Clandestine was the last pure death metal album by Entombed and its recording was an ordeal. Johnny Dordevic is listed as the vocalist, although the vocals were actually done by Nicke Andersson and Uffe Cederlund. The songs were so technical and complex, many of them were never played live. Still, in spite of its “flaws” (we should all be so flawed), Clandestine stands as a powerful work in the annals of death metal. "Sinner Bleed" is one of the toughest songs ever written. My copy is the 1995 reissue, so you get two bonus tracks; "Dusk" and "Shreds of Flesh." You should have this already so, if you don’t, get it now!

Entombed - Clandestine


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

gotta love the classics