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ENTOMBED ‘Monkey Puss (Live in London)’ – Stone’s Metal Pick Of The Day

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on April 4, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

ENTOMBED – Just this morning, people have been stopping me on the street and asking me, “Stone, what’s your Metal pick of the day?” and my response has been: ENTOMBED. Monkey Puss (Live in London). That simple. I cannot stop listening to this CD lately, there’s something to be said for the way this legendary and influential band from Sweden comes across live. These guys kept it real in their performance and it comes across just so to my ears.

This classic ENTOMBED concert was recorded live at the London Astoria, March 18th, 1992, when ENTOMBED was on their Gods Of Grind Tour. This live CD has it all, my Metal brethren. Raw, no overdubbing, groove laden and fire-fueled with all the Death ‘N Roll that they are so famous for. I can sense both the band and the crowd were feeding off each other, with plenty of who gives a shit attitude… the way a live Metal show is supposed to be like.

My favorite song on here is Evilyn. It’s that Death ‘N Roll that get’s my Metal adrenaline all pumped up! Hell, this entire CD is a favorite of mine, especially when it comes to live recordings of Metal. You surely cannot go wrong by seeking this CD out and letting the live Metal vibes of ENTOMBED run through your veins. You absolutely cannot go wrong here.

This live album just sucks me right in and makes me feel damn good. I crank it up and let my senses digest the that underground live vibe of Metal that I’m hearing from ENTOMBED. No polish. No ballads. No billion dollar producer. This is live Metal from ENTOMBED. There is a live DVD of this concert out there as well, I’ve never owned it. I will own it one day. Metal be thy name.

Monkey Puss (Live in London) was released back in 1998 on Earache Records. ENTOMBED carried the torch valiantly for Metal in the 90’s (when Metal was supposedly beaten down) and they continue their Metal legacy to this day.

Monkey Puss (Live in London) – Track Listing:

Living Dead

Revel In Flesh

Strange Aeons

Crawl

But Life Goes On

Sinners Bleed

Evilyn

The Truth Beyond

Drowned

Left Hand Path

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LONG LIVE ENTOMBED.

Stone.

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Entombed – “Wolverine Blues” 1993 Album Sets Me Metal Straight

Posted in 1990's death metal albums, 1990's death metal bands, 1990's death metal music, 1990's death metal songs, 1990's heavy metal bands, Album Review, classic metal, collecting rock music, cool album covers, creepy album covers, death metal guitarists, death metal music, death metal music 1993, death metal vocalists, death n' roll, essential death metal albums, extreme metal bands, extreme metal music, extreme metal music albums, extreme music, heavy metal albums, heavy metal music, melodic death metal albums, melodic death metal bands, melodic death metal music, Metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, old school death metal music, spooky album covers, spooky metal album covers, thrash metal music, vintage death metal albums, vintage death metal bands with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 13, 2009 by Metal Odyssey

Entombed "Wolverine Blues" small album picToday I found myself in another one of those funks, where the melancholy feelings just won’t subside. So, earlier tonight, I turned to music, Metal Music, to settle my thoughts, nerves and soul. I chose to listen to Entombed, Wolverine Blues. Released back in 1993, on Earache/Columbia Records, I find it startling that this album is around seventeen years old already. An excellent listening choice I made, Entombed was the Metal elixir and their album Wolverine Blues was the Metal prescription that served me right tonight. Entombed delivers their original style of Death Metal or Death N’ Roll with Wolverine Blues, it is as groove charged as it is sinister. With each listen, I can still hear some Thrash Metal being fused within Entombed’s songs on this album. In a Metal nutshell, Entombed covers some ground with Extreme Metal genres. This is one hell of a heavy and hard album, the righteous Metal remedy for curing my blues – let me tell you. Lyrically, there is no bashfulness to be found when it comes to topics and imagery on Wolverine Blues. The combination of the aggressive lyrics and Death N’ Roll charge makes this album sound like it belongs on top of the Metal heap in 2009.

Is Wolverine Blues the heaviest album I ever listened to? Honestly, no. However, this album is one of the most accessibly heavy albums I have listened to… where these songs are not entirely over the top yet they are light years from being mellow too. One song that is quite the enjoyable, extreme listen is Blood Song, with it’s vampire theme that explodes from it’s lyrics and haunting musical tension. My favorite song is Hollowman, it epitomizes the label – groove infested. The lyrics of Hollowman are intensified with messages of death, it reads like Death Metal poetry… if you will. How can an Extreme Metal loyalist like myself not adhere to songs that are titled Rotten Soil, Demon and Full Of Hell… this is the Metal escape I was looking for today, to be shaken back into shape, (courtesy of Entombed) and returned to my normal routine. Out Of Hand is another standout song for me on Wolverine Blues. L-G Petrov on lead vocals is viscous and brutal on Out Of Hand, his accentuating the lyrics only emboldens this songs message of societal distrust and disruption. L-G Petrov is tremendous vocally throughout Wolverine Blues, an unsung Metal legend who deserves any and all accolades that may come his way.

It is the cohesiveness of Entombed that makes Wolverine Blues sound so impeccably strong, all ten songs stand on their own. As this album comes to it’s close with Out Of Hand, I feel not just reinvigorated, I feel Metal empowered knowing that I can turn to Entombed during a personal funk void for a motivational punch in the arm. For seventeen Metal years this album has existed, it deserves to be heard and prescribed to the younger generation of Metal fans across the globe. I am hereby recommending this great album from Entombed to any fan of Metal that might be looking to get out of their own personal mind fog – let the escapism of Wolverine Blues serve you right like it did me today.

Entombed as they appeared on Wolverine Blues:

Nicke Andersson – drums, guitar

Lars-Goran Petrov (L-G Petrov) – lead vocals

U Cederlund (Uffe Cederlund) – guitar, tambourine

Lars Rosenberg – bass

Alx Hellid (Alex Hellid) – guitar

Wolverine Blues Track Listing:

1. Eyemaster

2. Rotten Soil

3. Wolverine Blues

4. Demon

5. Contempt

6. Full Of Hell

7. Blood Song

8. Hollowman

9. Heavens Die

10. Out Of Hand

Entombed "Wolverine Blues" large album pic

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