My favorite tracks however are to be found on the Averno bonus disc: "When Humanities Gone" and "There Are Horrors Of Nightmares" both hit that perfect crusty note of classic Entombed: dark riffage crashing over propulsive thrash beats with the occasional tidal groove. Entombed seem to often save their best tracks for their EPs and these two are no exception. There are a few tracks here I don't favor but nothing I'd actively skip.
Like its predecessor Uprising , Inferno is a front-to-back solid listen and ties that record as my favorite Entombed record of the last decade. The 8th full-length from Entombed sees the band strike out on a plateau after their surprisingly great Morning Star. Inferno is a moody album which falls between that and Uprising.
A grimy tone permeates this recording like a thick, toxic membrane, a riotous unrest ready to erupt at any second. The band brings back their rock, punk and hardcore influences here a little more than the previous album, and they've continued to write some clever lyrics here while emphasizing their conceptual bridge between social relevance and a spot or two of good old fashioned blasphemy.
In all, it's a strong effort, with a long track list 13 songs plus a few more if you've got the Candlelight release with the bonus Averno disc , though on a few, brief occasions it does flirt with mediocrity.
The first track "Retaliation" is a slow if effective march which functions purely on the immense, cold crunch of its guitars, like an war party of neanderthals stalking a torchlit night out of desperation to find some shelter. The chorus to this is a total dark punk headbanger. The quirky titled "Nobodaddy" celebrates good old fashion family values with a big, splashing groove that cedes to subtle mute picked rhythms that swerve with the bass to the inevitable climax.
The breakdown in this one is all gloom and doom, like drowning yourself in tar. However, I found the latter half of the track somewhat lackluster, in particular the slow crushing stoner grooves which conjured nothing but apathy.
Which leads us into the twilight minutes of Inferno, beginning with the bouncing, carnal gait that chugs under "Flexing Muscles", an indictment of our far too image conscious Western civilization, kind of an attempt to trim the fat out the shallower end of masculinity, like Fight Club only more metal. I dig the fuzzy moldering of the guitars in the bridge, but the breakdown leaves a little to be desired. This is another of Inferno's best, and I found it interesting as the following album Serpent Saints would go this route often with tracks like "When in Sodom".
If you have access to the edition with the bonus Averno disc, then I'd truly recommend you splurge on this instead of just the single CD, since it has some worthwhile non-album cuts. The chuggy "Random Guitar" is possibly the strongest track on the bonus EP, with a fun feel to its, some edge harmonic riffs and a solid groove.
After these, there are 'video edit' version of the band's cover of Stillborn's "Albino Flogged in Black" and "Retaliation" from this very album.
Neither could be considered important, unless you haven't heard the cover, and there are also videos included here for both of these. Inferno is certainly a strong value, and belongs as a check in the positive category when examining the peaks and valleys the seminal Swedish outfit's roller coaster career.
The majority of the tracks are great, even if they may feel a little more subdued than the previous album. The dark tone in general of this effort is very much appreciated, adding a cohesion to its many tracks and the ominous implications of its lyrical matter.
I could definitely skip out on "Public Burning", and parts of "Flexing Muscles" or "Descent Into Inferno" and feel like I've lost nothing, but that's not a bad price to pay when you consider the quality of the difference left over. This is of course a stopgap between two better albums, but there are numerous tracks to which I return often. After a mid period of not as excellent music, Entombed returned in with a mammoth release in 'Morning Star' and they follow up with an album that just as strong, 'Inferno'.
So where Morning Star was more serious and brutal, Inferno is more fun, while still retaining that evil edge that Morning Star had. Musically, you see all of Entombeds' styles here. Their old thrashy death stuff, their Death'n'Roll, their hardcore stuff and the pulsing Satantic metal from recent years. The usual Entombed guitar tone is here, but it's not as loud and font in the mix as it usually is.
It sounds neater than what is usual, but still mean and heavy and doesn't give that ear fatigue that most Entombed albums give due to the enourmously loud tone. Unlike the guitar tone, the vocals are as always, front and center so as L. Petrov's blend of humor and Satanism can be heard and understood.
He really has a unique voice and always sounds so convincing no matter how off base the lyrics may be, case in point the song 'Flexing Muscles' which is about a bodybuilder with a narcissisit complex. Saturday 5 October Sunday 6 October Monday 7 October Tuesday 8 October Wednesday 9 October Thursday 10 October Friday 11 October Saturday 12 October Sunday 13 October Monday 14 October Tuesday 15 October Wednesday 16 October Thursday 17 October Friday 18 October Saturday 19 October Sunday 20 October Monday 21 October Tuesday 22 October Wednesday 23 October Thursday 24 October Friday 25 October Saturday 26 October Sunday 27 October Monday 28 October Tuesday 29 October Wednesday 30 October Thursday 31 October Friday 1 November Saturday 2 November Sunday 3 November Monday 4 November Tuesday 5 November Wednesday 6 November Thursday 7 November Friday 8 November Saturday 9 November Sunday 10 November Monday 11 November Tuesday 12 November Wednesday 13 November Thursday 14 November Friday 15 November Saturday 16 November Sunday 17 November Monday 18 November Tuesday 19 November Wednesday 20 November Thursday 21 November Friday 22 November Saturday 23 November Sunday 24 November Monday 25 November Tuesday 26 November Wednesday 27 November Thursday 28 November Friday 29 November Saturday 30 November Sunday 1 December Monday 2 December Tuesday 3 December Wednesday 4 December Thursday 5 December Friday 6 December Saturday 7 December Sunday 8 December Monday 9 December Tuesday 10 December Wednesday 11 December Thursday 12 December Friday 13 December Saturday 14 December Sunday 15 December Monday 16 December Tuesday 17 December Wednesday 18 December Thursday 19 December Friday 20 December Saturday 21 December Sunday 22 December Monday 23 December Tuesday 24 December Wednesday 25 December Thursday 26 December Friday 27 December Saturday 28 December Sunday 29 December Monday 30 December Tuesday 31 December Wednesday 1 January Thursday 2 January Friday 3 January Saturday 4 January Sunday 5 January Monday 6 January Tuesday 7 January Wednesday 8 January Thursday 9 January Friday 10 January Saturday 11 January Sunday 12 January Monday 13 January Tuesday 14 January Wednesday 15 January Thursday 16 January Friday 17 January Saturday 18 January Sunday 19 January Monday 20 January Tuesday 21 January Wednesday 22 January Thursday 23 JanuaryInferno is the eighth full-length album by Swedish death metal band Entombed. It was released in September It was released in September The album is a continuation of the sound heard on 's Morning Star, and combines traditional death metal with death 'n' roll, along with various other elements and techno.adrierdredironcrusherkeswyn.infoinfo: Death metal, death 'n' roll.