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Review: Entombed A.D. - Back to the Front
Entombed A.D.
Back to the Front

Label: Century Media Records
Year released: 2014
Duration: 52:00
Tracks: 12
Genre: Death Metal

Rating: 4.5/5

Review online: August 4, 2014
Reviewed by: Edward T. Head
Readers Rating
Back to the Front

Rated 4.07/5 (81.33%) (15 Votes)

In yet another instance of musicians being fickle little bastards, Entombed has joined the growing list of bands splitting into two entities. In this case, L-G Petrov went his way with Entombed A.D., while the others plan to play live shows with an orchestra or some other bullshit. How the orchestra thing will turn out, I don't know, but topping the debut by Entombed A.D. won't be easy.

Back to the Front is a dirty hybrid of rocking Death Metal and Crust, not unlike Wolverine Blues, the better parts of Morningstar, and, unsurprisingly, Entombed's final album, Serpent Saints. The album rocks out from nearly the start, with riffs chugging, and Petrov roaring all over the place, while Crust beats lend both looseness and urgency. Spin one will immediately loosen your neck, and by listen two you'll already be roaring along ("Second to None" is like a damn virus – but in a good way).

There's nothing modern or technical about Back to the Front, so if that's what you're looking for, search elsewhere. But if going hoarse and waking up with a sore neck sounds like a fun Friday night, this here's your elixir. Back to the Front is top-shelf for the old-school Death-aholic.

Other related information on the site
Interview with guitarist Guilherme Miranda on December 7, 2019 (Interviewed by Luxi Lahtinen)
Interview with vocalist L-G Petrov on November 2, 2014 (Interviewed by Luxi Lahtinen)
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