4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 14 March 2006
If your a fan of Death Metal then this has to be in your collection. I love both old skool death metal and the new technical death metal style but I prefer the old skool style for its heavyness and catchy hooky simpler riffs rather than the new technical style shredding speed complicated a guitarist or drummer can do in their songs!
Yes this album may to some people sound a little bit out of date compare to Nile or Cryptopsy but I love it and as will you. There is not one boring song on this album every song is structured well. My Favourite is Sinners Bleed. The double bass from the drums and the guitar riff at the beggining makes me wanna head bang everytime i hear it! Entombed are quite a big band from Sweden but only this album and "Left Hand Path" are the only Death Metal albums in their discography. After this album they changed to a style known as Death n Roll! which to me aint as good but others do like it or even prefer it. Anyway Entombed - Clandenstine is Heavy catchy Headbanging Material. Recommended for Fans Of Obituary, Grave & Dismember!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
'Left Hand Path' was a phenomenal enough album, but Entombed just manage to better it with the second album 'Clandestine'. Searing buzzsaw guitar tones bludgeon the listener, but it's the songwriting that really lifts 'Cladestine' into the realms of the classic - more than just a collection of great riffs these are songs that ebb and flow, with the album ranging from incredibly heavy doom-like slow dirges to high-speed frantic workouts where it seems the band are barely in control of themselves (check out the mad ending of 'Chaos Breed'!). The album is also unique for being the only Entombed album to feature drummer Nicke Andersson on (uncredited) lead vocals, and he provides a worthy replacement for LG Petrov providing some insane bellows and soaring screams. After this Entombed would begin to change their style into a softer 'death and roll' approach which is a shame, but who knows - perhaps having made the ultiamte death metal album they felt they would never be able to better it? Whatever, 'Clandestine' remains the best album Entombed have ever recorded, and definately one of the all time best death metal albums by any band. Essential.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 12 July 2007
I listen a lot of different metals and this particular CD rates within my top 3 of all time.
It's stunning, the music, the vocal style and the sound bites all work so well to bring the music right into your head and heart. For me this is the finest Death Metal around and the bands from Scandinavia are the best.
So if you want good fast thrashy Death Metal and have heard nothing from Entombed then pick this up along with Left Hand Path.
This CD was at the start of Entombeds music career, with their next album they changed their sound and moved over to what they term 'Death & Roll', which is sound which they continue with today.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 9 June 2008
..qiute simply put, this is up there with the best of them. entombed will never top this, and it still sounds amazing today. a work of art.
6 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 2 October 2000
This is a fantastic CD, really brilliant, Excellent death Metal, best Entombed Album, if you like Detah Metal and you don't have this CD, your CD collection is not finished.. buy this, and I mean now!