Saturday, April 9, 2011

Entombed knows a good Party when they see one

Why do I love Entombed so? Is it because when I was 15 their Clandestine album reached up from the underground to drag me into the world of death and grind, and I've never looked back? Is it because the classic gnarly guitar sound that they created in the late 80's is still the standard that all other extreme metal bands aspire to? Is it because their influence is so widespread that even genre peers like Dan Swanö, Mikael Åkerfeldt, and Esa Holopainen felt the need to create tribute bands to their early work? Is it because, as of 2011, there are still young bands like Black Breath, All Pigs Must Die, and We Are The Damned who reverently follow the template that Entombed created two decades ago with Left Hand Path?

Yes, yes, yes, and yes. But mostly I love Entombed because they are the only Swedish death metal band who can get away with quoting Peter Sellers' cult comedy The Party on their Facebook page:

It's right there on the page: You like this.

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