Friday, July 25, 2008

Follow thy left hand path (Entombed: Left Hand Path)



No a single fooking dud track in sight! From the man screaming into the abyss intro to the last fuzzed out turbo-charged riff, Left Hand Path fooking ticks all the correct boxes fer classic status. Me knows 'classic' is an oft used & abused word but this album has stood the fooking test of time. Me considers this album part of the (un)holy triumvirate of death metal albums - the other two being Morbid Angel's Blessed Are The Sick & Obituary's Cause of Death. These three albums still manage to sound fresh, dangerous, ground-breaking & fooking evil today despite being released almost two decades ago.

Released in 1990, Entombed's debut introduced the world to the fat, fuzzy guitar sound that has come to be known as the Gothenburg sound courtesy of some deft production by Tomas Skorsberg at the (now legendary) Sunlight Studios. Although Entombed later softened their sound to what has become known as 'death roll', the first three LPs & in particular Left Hand Path, is a slice of death metal nirvana.

To download this absolutely essential album, click -
PtI: http://rs180.rapidshare.com/files/53967886/1990_-_Left_Hand_Path.part1.rar
and
PtII: http://rs82.rapidshare.com/files/53971187/1990_-_Left_Hand_Path.part2.rar

This is the Japanese edition with 3 bonus tracks:
1. Left Hand Path
2. Drowned
3. Revel in Flesh
4. When Life Has Ceased
5. Supposed to Rot
6. But Life Goes On
7. Bitter Loss
8. Morbid Devourment
9. Abnormally Deceased
10. The Truth Beyond
11. Carnal Leftovers (Bonus Track)
12. Premature Autopsy (Bonus Track)
13. Crawl (Bonus Track)

ps: Jangan lepaskan peluang ini! However those of you who still need convincing here's the vid to the title track. Enjoy & have a good headbanging weekend!

15 comments:

premo said...

Wow. Im speechless man... Remember listening to this album for the first time like it was yesterday. I was at a fren's music shop back in JB after school and I was goin thru some cassettes - Sodom, Pestilence, Cadaver and finally decided on Entombed because they had a far more kick ass evil looking album cover art work :) So as usual after that I would walk over to the counter and demand that my fren in the Deicide shirt 'test power' the album. Imagine the looks on the faces of the other customers when the speakers suddenly changed from Bobby Brown's corny 'smooth' rappin vomiting screams from bowels of hell... I was sold and the rest is history!

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Kerp (Ph.D) said...

cant relate much la boss. here i've got Prong to crank the decibel up to...

anfield devotee said...

kerp: You want me to burn fer you? No issues dude!

premo: Yeah man. Me remembers buying this from a record store that gave discounts on new releases. So me took the chance since it was a Earache release & the vinyl was a limited edition of "red & white splatter".
Went home, drop the stylus on the record & the "aaaaaaaaaaaarggggh" bit started & THEN . . .!

One of me fave LPs of ALL time. Fooking awesome shit.

Funnily me forgot to insert this in the top5 debuts posting. Hmmmmm . . .

Anba said...

Premji:-..Readin ur posting sure brings a lot of old memories back in me head...
I used to do the same thing... remember once i tested Deicide's Legion... The look on the customer's face was priceless...
As fer me was grinin like the devil himself ...

As for this album...i do have the Cd...but seldom played....y..i dunno...
i guess must really find the time to appreciate it...
Normally the Entombed Cd that i usually play is To Ride...and Wolverine Blues...
By the Way..The New Album Serpent Saints as usual Rocks...
Fer me...my unholy trinity of Death Metal Album is...
Deicide...Legion Morbid Angel's Altars of Madness and Obituary's Slowly we rot...

mozisgod said...

tastes vary. there is utter godawful crapslug, then we have along the spectrum - good stuff; and then
we have the
spasm inducing fizzle-ma-drizzle great stuff.

as an analogous comparison, tits are goods stuff. one of mamarri-cal(?) proprotions, not really (hmm..then again). but a pair that is bright and perky between the 36-38 bandwith, alright. but beggars like me, we just can't goddamn be choosy can we now...don't you just hate fridays, especially the hours are soldering you ears over yer head.bluearghghghghhgh

and now fer the LP, great music (for me) has 2 pertinent qualities - either/or:-
a) its too simple to sound that good; OR
b) it's so unique and away from the numbers, that whenever you plug it in you know it's them playing. the sounds leaves a fracture in your head.

tuan balRIC - 2 words (if they can qualify as words).

phEEEEEEEWWW-WEEEEEETTT; &
FUHLAYYYYMAKKKKK. dude, this is probably something we can actually refer to as death metal yang
mengasyikkan :))) easily one of THE death LPs of all time. brought tears to me eyes this. funnily enough i got of the back-end - i.e. off clandestine first.

tuan kerpRIC: i've got a confession to make regarding the term "ameno". honestly when i first saw it over at LGL, i thought..oh shit..wenger has done it again, which corner of spain/italy or france/spain border did he got to unearth this new spanish sounding talent la..mWHAHAHHAHAHHA. oh btw today is unbound day innit? :)))

tuan premo: bro, me sold too:)

tuan balric: dude, still shellshocked seeing/hearing repulsion. susah giler nak dapat tu. thanks :)))

nick m said...

that brings back memories. hey you got that on CD or LP? I remember Stranger Aeons was on Gods of Grind compilation. You still got that? If you do, may I borrow it?
23psi.com

mozisgod said...

tuan nick: stranger aeons, i think was on the clandestine LP as well. dassssatttttttttttt beb..mwahahhahhaha
oh btw - liked yer t-shirt the other day :)

anfield devotee said...

anba: Though me have quite a few deicide albums in me collection, me never quite got into it. Maybe will give Legion another go. Back then it was just like a piss poor attempt to out-thrash/speed Reign In Blood.

Me likes Blessed Are The Sick compared to all the other Morbid Angel LPs is coz that album has a unique organic sound/feel to it. Plus they slowed procweedings down to give the album plenty of space to breathe. To think this was a mere collection of out takes!

And yes, that brings me to Obituary which is one of me fave bands. Love Slowly We Rot but Cause of Death wins it fer me coz of the continuing sound effects gave the album a complete feel. Also note James Murphy's fabulous fretwork on that album. Perhaps it was due to the fact me was lucky enough to see them play live in a tiny cramped rock club during the cause of Death tour. Sorry, have to brag sikit here la, even got to meet the band & got me LP signed!

But always good to see what others have to say about their what their defining albums are. Look forward to reading more of yer thoughts on future metal postings.

Moz: Watch this space fer more stuff! And yes, this is possibly one of the greatest death metal albums of all time.
Me burned an extra copy fer me wifey's car so she can see what the fuss is all about. Rite now her daily commute to work is being soundtracked by Satryicon!

anfield devotee said...

nickm: Yes, me has gods of grind CD. Will pass it to you soon. left Hand Path on vinyl so this is fer yer benefit!

Am blasting it full fooking pelt thru the headphones as me is writing this.

Essential dude. Just utterly essential.

Anba said...

Balaji:- I forgot another one of my ultra fav Grind/Death Bands...
Carcass...happy to say they are bck
Sorry forgot to mention that band...
Reek and Symphonies were classic grind releases
but Necrotism and Heartwork...were for me...majestic...
superb guitar work from Amott and steer...

Tinesh said...

Dude...I cant frickin download..TIU!!! Can u pls pls burn for me?

anfield devotee said...

Tinesh: Keep trying. If memang tak boleh, then will burn fer you before next get together.

anfield devotee said...

anba: pls go to the Tributes of Metal site & download the tribute to carcass. me thinks you will enjoy this.

Achilles said...

AD: Me checked out the video... all the way... sorry-lah bro... its really not me taste. it is definitely fast as hell, but wee bit too heavy for me liking lah....

anfield devotee said...

Janji cuba, mr achilles. Fact is still worth downloading as you never now when you might come around. Plus yer wifey might enjoy this classic. After all, damn mahal & susah to find.

The production quality on this LP is fab (not evident on video). Sound of all instruments are given a well rounded tubby fuzz which was unique to Entombed before Dismember & At The Gates also co-opted the Sunlight Studio sound.