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.
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This is the Japanese edition with 3 bonus tracks:
1. Left Hand Path
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!