The higlight of Entombed's illustrious career, this is a wonderful album chcok full of killer tunes. Entombed have never been 'just another' death metal band, and this album sees them moving even further away from the all-out savagery of their debut 'Left hand Path' than previous effort 'Clandestine' attempted.
It appears that Entombed were utterly unconcerned at whispers of them 'selling out' but releaseing an album that was about as death metal as Sum 41, because this album is 100 %, balls out rock n' roll (albeit with an extremely heavy guitar sound and much, much faster). The immense groove of these tracks means that the album just races past, yet manages to stick in your memory like some obscene advertising jingle.
The chunky riffs on 'Rotten Soil', 'Eyemaster' and the magnificent 'Hollowman' are reminiscent of The Hellacopters (who were formed by ex-member Nicke Andersson upon leaving Entombed), with a dirty, greasy sound that you just have to tap your foot to. There are still moments where their death metal heritage is exposed: 'Heavens Die' and 'Contempt' are nods to the past, and the aren't afraid to experiment a little either, as the impressive 'Blood Song' offers more than a nod to Corrosion Of Conformity's 'Blind' album.
In short, this just kicks Nu-Metal into a cocked hat. So if you think metal began when Jonathan Davis first whined to the world about his daddy beating on him, do yourself a favour. Get educated. Get this album.