Label: Undead Records Bcn - UR-002 • Format: CDr Limited Edition, Numbered, Unofficial Release • Country: Spain • Genre: Rock • Style: Death Metal
Best viewed without Internet Explorer, in x resolution or higher. Since the band was already considered a success as early as their first two releases, with Left Hand Path and Clandestine creating an immense buzz and spawning dozens of other Swedish death acts to cash in on the Supposed To Rot + Stranger Aeon - Entombed - Revel in Liveit was only a given that Earache would squeeze a little life out of the fans with a release like Stranger Aeons.
To be fair, Entombed have a pretty good track record with EPs, a lot of those they released later in their career are packed with unique material and actually worth the money for fans, but this is possibly an exception. It's 3 tracks at just over 8 minutes, and like Crawl, it's also available on the Entombed compilation fromso the value for that release is running pretty high. It's a great song, of course, Supposed To Rot + Stranger Aeon - Entombed - Revel in Live Petrov returning to his rightful vocal throne and one of those huge Clandestine mosh rhythms at about which, alongside "Raining Blood" and later "Slaughter of the Soul", would help shepherd Various - Grandmix In Paradise few hundred thousand fans of tough guy hardcore into the metal realm, for better or worse.
To be fair though, it's a great riff, with a kind of meaty, post-Slayer appeal. Not exactly essential, but at least consistent with the material of the band's youth. Speaking of Exhume To Consume - Carcass - Symphonies Of Sickness band's youth, the final track on this EP is "Shreds of Flesh", which appeared first on the band's But Life Goes On demo inand had been kicking around since the band was called Nihilist.
The tune is sufficiently violent and explosive, and short, re-recorded here with the same tone as "Dusk", and for my buck, the best value on this recording. Of course, "Dusk" and "Shreds of Flesh" are both reprinted on the Entombed compilation, so the aforementioned value is simply BOMARC Fire, The Weekend After - Christian Mirande - Thracian Summer longer present at the current time, unless you are hoarding every release from your favorite bands because you're extremely materialistic, crazy, or you strongly feel they will be worth a huge chunk of change at some point.
Otherwise, this is not even something I'd purchase to stare at the cover art, and even at the time of released, it felt rather half-assed. To carry on, the song itself it the exact same as the album version. Same crisp production, chuggy guitars, powerful base, eclectic solo, and porky drumming. Even the early demos Dont Let Go The Coat - The Who - You Better You Bet better production that this song.
So yeah, this EP is ok, but nothing essential. Let the title-riff become a tidal wave and carry this EP to the dumpster!!!!
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