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Stockholm, Sweden (1987 – present)

Entombed is a band from Stockholm, Sweden which formed in 1987 under the name of Nihilist. In 1989 they changed their name to Entombed. Though Entombed began their career as an early pioneer of Scandinavian death metal, by the early 1990s their sound had broadened to include and other influences. This new style would eventually be described as Death ‘n’ Roll, of which Entombed remains arguably the best-known example.

Entombed’s debut album was Left Hand Path, a cult favorite that established the band as a popular death metal band. The follow-up, Clandestine, was just as popular. These first two albums were unique in that they featured what was sometimes referred to as an “chain saw” guitar sound. It was created using the Boss Heavy Metal distortion pedal and a Peavey amplifier.

After the Gods of Grind tour, Entombed began changing their sound into a mix of hard rock and death metal frequently called Death and Roll. Although this may have turned off many fans, it established their mainstream and critical reputation. Wolverine Blues and Hollowman are widely considered classics of early 1990s death metal, but were followed by problems with various record companies.

In 1999, Entombed released Uprising, which was an anti-commercial return to the band’s roots. The follow-up, Morning Star returned to Hollowman and Wolverine Blues style metal. They have since released 2003’s album Inferno, a continuation of the ‘death n roll’ style that has become their trademark sound.

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  • HerpesFuckFarm

    bluuuuueeeaaarrrggh

    5 Jul 12:00pm Reply
  • Idiots-Rule

    Left Hand Path and Clandestine are the reasons why I listen to and what I love about Entombed. Their death 'n' roll stuff is good, too. It's just not as much my kinda cup of tea as their death metal stuff is.

    4 Jul 11:39am Reply
  • Powerslide14

    The noise, the stink, and the chill! They're all signs of demonic infestation.

    23 Jun 11:28pm Reply
  • Robert_89

    Шведская дэтуха - ласкает ухо!

    21 Jun 9:46pm Reply
  • Glauco_Silva

    Left Hand Path turns 25 today... wow. A quarter of century and it's still a skullfuck of an album!

    5 Jun 2:06am Reply
  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia ze Śląska dla fanów Entombed

    3 Jun 2:25pm Reply
  • Russian_Wolf

    They should've quit after wolverine blues +1

    18 May 5:01pm Reply
  • VerbalAbuser

    They should've quit after wolverine blues

    10 May 3:35pm Reply
  • Russian_Wolf

    а так хорошо все начиналось...

    24 Apr 8:34pm Reply
  • MegaDave89

    Wolverine Blues are one of the best albums in Death Metal.

    23 Apr 2:18pm Reply
  • versionfiv

    ken the stuff after wolverine blues is unfortunately not very good anyway, you're not missing anything. but for those who are into those albums there's another band called Dellamorte who copied the sound.

    14 Apr 2:22am Reply
  • Stellar73

    @ vividserenity Lol, perfect!

    2 Apr 12:22pm Reply
  • Ken_Oh

    Left Hand Path and Clandestine are all I care about. All these trendy hardcore kids jumping on this band because of the guitar tone and crust riffs can eat my dick [3] Re-quoted because it's funny. Recently started listening to these guys again after a long absence (15+ years) but the only post-Clandestine track I remember hearing is/was Wolverine Blues.

    29 Mar 12:30am Reply
  • tyler_belisle

    Deicide gets all the cred? What? Left Hand Path is universally hailed as one of the best death metal albums of all time. Agree that Entombed is superior, though.

    14 Feb 8:03pm Reply
  • Selfsurprise

    @ vividserenity: A+ shout. People like you make reading comments pages infrequently worthwhile :D

    9 Feb 10:34pm Reply
  • Pilsvogell

    Uprising... Wow.

    30 Jan 8:01pm Reply
  • waarsnico

    Left Hand Path is up until this day, THE unsurpassed Death Metal record ever!

    25 Jan 2:32pm Reply
  • Maquina_Muerte

    both 'Left hand Path' and 'Deicide' are death metal classics, there's no need in comparing them with eachother.....

    16 Jan 7:33pm Reply
  • onlycharles

    Manaus in Brazil is waiting for you guys!

    6 Jan 2:31pm Reply
  • vittuviladunaa

    it's hard to believe that Left Hand Path and Deicide's S/T came out around the same time. Deicide gets all the cred even though Entombed is so much superior in every way.

    29 Dec 2014 Reply
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