Possibly the best album under the A.D. moniker

This band was always pretty good at changing things up every album when they were known as Entombed; since they added A.D. they’ve stayed more to the formula of their earlier death metal with a heavy dose of groove.

Even though this is a new recording, it all feels quite familiar.  Entombed know both what they are good and what their fans want, solid death metal, kicking the speakers in with an opening set of four tracks that stink of their earliest days of straight forward buzzsaw metal. Torment Remains through to the title track all leave a taste of blood in the mouth like Left Hand Path all those years ago. Proving their ability to cover all bases, the band change it up on Bourbon Nightmare, taking a Motörhead-style turn as only they can, after an interesting introduction setting the scene in some shadowy Mexican bar.

Speaking of interesting, the band manages to cover Hank Williams’ I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive, reconstructing it  while keeping enough  guitar inflection to paying homage to its original roots.

There isn’t a bad track to be heard, even though the familiarity of it all does leave a little bit to be desired. While this is exactly what we’ve come love and expect from this band of not so merry men — and this is possibly the best album under the A.D. moniker– there is just a certain something missing.  Not good, not bad, Just Entombed A.D.

  1. Torment Remains
  2. Elimination
  3. Hell is My Home
  4. Bowels of Earth
  5. Bourbon Nightmare
  6. Fit For a King
  7. Worlds Apart
  8. Through the Eyes of the Gods
  9. I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive
  10. To Eternal Night