Der iTunes Store wird geöffnet.Falls iTunes nicht geöffnet wird, klicken Sie auf das iTunes Symbol im Dock oder auf dem Windows Desktop.Progress Indicator
Der iBooks Store wird geöffnet.Falls iBooks nicht geöffnet wird, klicken Sie im Dock auf die iBooks-App.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

iTunes wurde auf Ihrem Computer nicht gefunden. Jetzt iTunes laden, um Hörproben von Left Hand Path von Entombed abzuspielen und diese Titel zu kaufen.

iTunes ist schon installiert? Klicken Sie auf „Ich habe iTunes“, um es jetzt zu öffnen.

I Have iTunes Gratis-Download
iTunes für Mac + PC

Left Hand Path

Öffnen Sie iTunes, um Hörproben zu wählen und Musik zu kaufen und zu laden.


With their monumental debut album, Left Hand Path, Entombed crashed through the gates of the international death metal scene and foreshadowed the pivotal role that Scandinavia would soon play in the evolution of the then-burgeoning genre. These Swedes had earlier made ripples throughout the underground with their But Life Goes On demo (1989), as well as their prior demos as Nihilist, which had gotten them signed to Earache. Left Hand Path did more than make ripples upon its 1990 release, however — it came crashing like a tidal wave. Beyond doubt it raised the bar for death metal, significantly challenging American trailblazers like Death, Obituary, and Morbid Angel. What Entombed did was take the extremity of Earache's stable of British grindcore bands (Napalm Death, Carcass, and Godflesh) and apply it to the elaborate songwriting structures of the aforementioned American death metal bands. It was the best of both worlds — over the top extremity complemented by intricate songwriting — and it wasn't more than a year or two later that everyone and their brother were following Entombed's lead (e.g., Carcass' Necroticism [1991], Napalm Death's Harmony Corruption [1990]). But no one did it quite as well as Entombed does here on Left Hand Path; in fact, even the band itself struggled to follow up this album and quickly moved on stylistically. As for the album itself, few of the songs stand apart from one another, apart from the epic title track, which opens the album and is highlighted by an eerie, unforgettable ambient break; rather, the album plays like a 40-minute wall of sound, one that is downright relentless. The band grinds away on song after song as monstrous vocalist Lars-Göran Petrov growls away like a caged, dying beast. The songs are fairly complex — they're only a few minutes long, granted, but they don't follow clear-cut patterns and are interwoven with numerous guitar solos, which particularly set Entombed apart from the grindcore bands of the time. The band's dual-guitar attack allows for heavy soloing without ever forsaking the nonstop riffing, and everything — from the guitars to the vocals — sounds slightly overdriven, to the extent that the instruments blur into a swirling tide of noise yet remain slightly distinct. By the time you reach the end, you have to let out a big sigh — it's surely not an album you want to end, but then again, the finale does admittedly come as a calming relief. As aforementioned, Left Hand Path is a monumental accomplishment, not only for Entombed but for death metal in general. The band would go on to record many more fine albums, but none would be quite as epochal and seminal as this one. [Earache reissued the album with two bonus tracks: "Carnival Leftovers" and "Premature Autopsy." These tracks don't sound out of place, but to an extent they do dilute the succinct impact of the album as it was originally intended.]


Eines der Besten. Für Sammler und Genrefans

Kurzfazit: Obwohl ich eher die dreckigen, grimmigeren Produktionen der Nihilist Demos mochte, ist dies dennoch eines der besten Death Metal Alben, die jemals Skandinavien verließen. Der Titel Track ist möglicherweise einer der größten Death Metal Songs, die man schreiben kann.

Während der Rest nicht immer an die Qualität des Monuments des ersten Tracks heranreicht, ist das immernoch verdammt gutes Material. Exzellente Riffs und Leads, mit kraftvollen Vocals von LG Petrov und ein richtig abgefahrenes Drumming von Nickie Andersson (obwohl er sich im nächsten Album nochmal selbst topt). Ernsthaft, wenn Ihr ein Fan von Death Metal seid, ist dies ein Basis Album, dass in keiner Kollektion fehlen sollte.

Hier das Track by Track Rating.

Left Hand Path 5*
Drowned 5*
Revel In Flesh 5*
When Life Has Ceased 3*
Supposed To Rot 4*
But Life Goes On 5*
Bitter Loss 4*
Morbid Devourement 5*
Abnormally Deceased 5*
The Truth Beyond 4*
Carnal Leftovers [*] 5*
Premature Autopsy [*] 5*

Note: ~ 4,55


Gegründet: 1989 in Stockholm, Sweden

Genre: Rock

Jahre aktiv: '80s, '90s, '00s

Scandinavian metal legends Entombed were at the forefront of the death metal uprising, releasing their influential debut, Left Hand Path, in 1990, just as the movement was beginning to proliferate internationally. By the time death metal had become a mass phenomenon in the mid-'90s, however, Entombed had begun experimenting with different approaches, sometimes to much acclaim (as in the case of Wolverine Blues) and occasionally to disregard (Same Difference). Nevertheless, it was the band's debut,...
Komplette Biografie