Rating:
8.7
Entombed A.D. - Back To The Front
4 August 2014


01. Kill To Live
02. Bedlam Attack
03. The Underminer
04. Second To None
05. Allegiance
06. Waiting For Death
07. Eternal Woe
08. Digitus Medius
09. Vulture And The Traitor
10. Pandemic Rage
11. Soldier Of No Fortune


Now we have two Entombeds lurking around? Details on this fiasco are vague, but the most obvious scenario is that these guys were ready to do battle metal style...Which is less Braveheart meets Conan The Barbarian, and more of Judge Judy...But Judge Judy on a metal musicians budget for legal representation, which is probably something like Barry Zuckerkorn meets Lionel Hutz. Alas, Alex Hellid packed up his toys and went home, leaving the rest of the Entombed crew to release this as Entombed A.D.. Bad news for Hellid, because Back To The Front slays pretty damn hard.

What can you expect when four members of Entombed go off and record an album together? An Entombed album. Duh. It's the pinnacle of crunch meets groove you've come to expect from these death metal veterans. The riffs are, once again, the real strong point for this group. Each and every lick on Back To The Front is of hook-quality. Those are just the rhythm tracks! Many of the menacing melodic leads are delivered in odd time signatures, bringing to mind a mix between the melodies on Sadist's Season In Silence and Sodom's In War And Pieces.

Despite the incredibly thoughtful, thorough guitar work, topped with thick, slick production values Back To The Front has a faint D.I.Y aura to it derived from its simplistic approach. There's so much strong riff-writing in here they probably could have injected a bunch of filler and had two or three "ok" albums worth of material. Instead, we're presented with a tight little machine of an album that goes right for the throat and doesn't get stale. In other words; awesome riffs + strong, efficient compositions = awesome Entombed album...er...awesome Entombed A.D. album.


Band profile: Entombed A.D.
Album: Back To The Front


 



Written on 27.07.2014 by
Doc Godin
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tea[m]ster - 27.07.2014 at 10:33  
I liked Left Hand Path and Wolverine Blues a lot back in the day, I was debating whether or not to give this a spin, for shits and giggles. Your review has solidified my decision. Thanks.
Daniell - 27.07.2014 at 16:27  
I was positively surprised when I heard this album. It's really really great, a lot better than I expected it to be.
Lit. - 27.07.2014 at 18:11  
Looks better than I expected it to be.
ScreamingSteelUS - 27.07.2014 at 22:25  
Quote:
Barry Zuckerkorn meets Lionel Hutz


Legal dream team. In other news, I had some doubts about this, but now I'll have to go for it.
Rulatore - 28.07.2014 at 01:53  
Ugh, I'm listening to it and nothing special till now (half of it). It's pretty boring tbh. I'll pass
deadone - 28.07.2014 at 04:04  
Sounds interesting enough. Still don't think it'll top Serpent Saints though.
pdepmcp - 27.08.2014 at 18:01  
Good review, now I need to go and check it by myself.
Marcel Hubregtse - 15.09.2014 at 11:20  
After all the positive things I heard about this album, DAMN waht a disappointment it turned out to be.
Daniell - 15.09.2014 at 23:29  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 15.09.2014 at 11:20

After all the positive things I heard about this album, DAMN waht a disappointment it turned out to be.


For you perhaps. It's a great album in my opinion.
deadone - 16.09.2014 at 02:55  
Written by Daniell on 15.09.2014 at 23:29

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 15.09.2014 at 11:20

After all the positive things I heard about this album, DAMN waht a disappointment it turned out to be.


For you perhaps. It's a great album in my opinion.



I'm really enjoying it too. It's exactly what I want from my Death Metal these days.

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