The Tomb Awaits SwedenCountry Of Origin: Sweden
Entrails - The Tomb Awaits

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User Rating: 10
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The Tomb Awaits
Unleashed Wrath
Crawling Death
Eaten By The Dead
To Live Is To Rot
The Slithering Below
End Of All Existence
Collection Of Cracked Heads
Remains In Red  Sound
Total Death
Unspeakable Obscenities

Type: Full-Length
Release Date: 2011
Label: F.D.A. Rekords
Categories: Death
10 out of 10 / 6 vote(s)

MetalBite Review by JD on 9/19/2012
Sweden’s Death Metal scene is still one of the more prolific scenes on the planet and it is known for some ass-kickin’ extreme metal. This small nation has brought out some of the more classic acts in this blood splattered genre and has shaped many minds as well. One of the more unknown of the bands from Sweden is Entrails (not the disbanded band that was from Avesta), a band that just might surprise you.

Sounding like a conglomeration of all Swedish 90's era DM, the band on the surface seems not to offer up anything in the way of anything new - and that is partially true, yet it does not either. Sounding quite a bit like fellow countrymen Entombed... Entrails take that power and style and deliver some solid Death Metal that is still so pleasingly biting to the metallic pallet.

I love most of the album as it batters you with time tested good ol’ Death Metal straight into your cortex. Song like the Entombed-esque 'The Slithering Below' and the more Thrashy/Death explosion of 'Undead' show the band can diversify if needed to. Even going a bit Doom Metal on a couple parts of songs as well, but they do not do it as much as I felt they needed to. As a whole it is a very good album, but I am looking for a little more variant in the way the music is made - a little originality could not hurt as well.

If your looking for intense straight on Death Metal Entrails will be the one suited for the itch you need to scratch. If your looking for originality in your Death Metal, perhaps looking at other bands would be the best way to find that. You can decide for yourself if you like it or not. Personally, I liked Entrails album but I was expecting a little more than what the album ended up giving.

Categorical Rating Breakdown

Musicianship: 8
Atmosphere: 7
Production: 7
Overall: 7.5

Rating: 7.0 out of 10