||Swedens' finest metal quintet is back with
their follow-up to 2002's "Morningstar" with a much more
rockin’ effort with "Inferno/Averno". This 2004 release
sees the band experimenting more and more with groove riffs and spellbinding
Slayer-ish style death n roll. It seems to me that since "Wolverine
Blues", they've craved a more hard rock approach. While Entombed
still retains an essence of their early releases, Entombed have progressed
into something much bigger. Utilizing their powerful riffs with a
muddy production wouldn't necessarily make this a stellar progressive
release, rather it has an old-school sound with a new-school attitude.
It's good, oh yeah.... it's not bad at all, but it's still no "Clandestine"
or "Left Hand Path"!! So if you're sights are set high on
old-school Entombed death metal, this is not what you'll get. However,
there is very little these guys can't accomplish.... "Inferno/Averno"
is still a very worthy listen!
Reviewed By: Thomas