Hey there metal heads, DJ Invasion bringing the pain once again with another Metal Blade band album review.
Straight from the bowels of southern Sweden it's death metal band Entrails. In the early 90's a talented chap by the name of Jimmy Lundqvist started the band but unfortunately there wasn't any wherewithal to record a demo at the time. Entrails was put on the back burner and eventually was completely disbanded by 1998.
Skip ahead an entire decade and Lundqvist had some of his old tapes lying around and decided that they should see the light of day. A demo finally took shape thanks to some modern recording technology. For obvious reasons the original Entrails demo is entitled "Reborn." Lundqvist handled all the instrumental duties except for the vocals, which is when Jocke Svensson came aboard.
Realizing they had to capitalize on the success of their demo, a subsequent second demo was released. They started to get record label attention and signed onto a German label to release their first full length album entitled "Tales From The Morgue."
Fast forward to 2013 and here we are, Entrails are about to release their latest LP "Raging Death" and it will be their full length debut with Metal Blade.
I must say, being apart of the radio station that plays metal that makes you wanna break shit, this will get more than it's due on my show. All ten tracks are pure death metal , with no strings attached. It's evil, demonic and musically pleasing, like every death metal album should be. It really pays homage to old school death metal with it's killer sound. I think bands like Dismember or Entombed would be more than happy knowing that dudes like these still are cranking out quality stuff.
With each passing track, I get more and more into it. 'In Pieces" and 'Carved To The Bone' are absolute killers to open it up. The pacing, the screaming and the ear splitting make me crave more and by the time 'The Cemetery Horrors' closes up shop, I'm wanting part two to "Raging Death."
'Headless Dawn" has a bit of an odd slow section but as soon as it turns the bend, your pounded with more grinding guitar goodness. It seems like with their long hiatus and inability to get off their feet in the 90's, they're just arriving at the death party. This album holds up to greats of the past and cannot be missed.
Give it a whirl when it drops May 14th!