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Classic Album Review: Entombed | Morning Star

The dark princes of Swedish death-metal unveil their eighth demonic invocation.

This came out in 2002 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


“Kill! Kill! Kill! Kill! / Die! Die! Die! Die!” And they say nobody writes good lyrics anymore. They obviously haven’t been listening to Entombed.

These legendary dark princes of Swedish death-metal certainly don’t mince words — and never have. They’ve been churning out psychotically aggressive fare like this for more than a decade. Their eighth demonic invocation, the black-hearted Morning Star, is perhaps their most satisfyingly evil and devastating work since 1994’s Wolverine Blues — guitars that grind and gnash like a bone saw digging into a skull, chugging rhythms that relentlessly drive forward with the unstoppable deliberateness of a tank, and lyrics that raise just as much bloody hell as Slayer. Plus, you gotta love a band that gives a shout-out to Lucifer instead of God in their thank-yous. More power to them — if that’s possible.