Ah Ok! Alex Hellid has been left alone while the other four members of Entombed decided to leave the band to form Entombed A.D. with a new [ugly] logo and some new music. Entombed, the band that has always stood as one of the greatest Swedish Death Metal acts of all time is an important band, not only in their genre-bringing country but in the whole world of Metal. Many fans recognize Entombed with their early ground-breaking albums such as Left Hand Path, Clandestine and Wolverine Blues, which have all been released in the early 90s and gained some huge success for the band. In later years Entombed decided to add some rock vibes to their music and turned to Death ‘n’ Roll, which also gained some serious attention.
Now, seven years after releasing the acclaimed Serpent Saints – The Ten Amendments in 2007, the wait is over and Entombed returns with a brand new album Back to the Front. Entombed which is now identified as Entombed A.D. (better to skip the story behind this transition) has the same Entombed line-up minus Alex Hellid and consists of L-G Petrov (Vocals), Nico Elgstrand (Guitars), Olle Dahlstedt (Drums), Victor Brandt (Bass). For some reason “Back to the Front” can be marked as a love-it-or-hate-it album. But for old-school fans it could still be a decent experience. The first obvious thing that comes from the album in the first listen is Entombed A.D. wants to start a music project that sounds heavy, which waves the flag of old school Death Metal. It looks like a great decision that Entombed A.D. has made. Listen to uncountable bands that have come aboard in recent years, who want to keep the sound of old school Death Metal alive. To name a few Slaugherday (Germany), Monumentomb (UK), Bombs of Hades (Sweden), Ignivomous (Australia) and Entrails (Sweden), out of which the last one is highly inspired by the early Entombed. So there would be no better choice for Entombed A.D. to pack their instruments, having some time-travel to their roots of face-breaking Death Metal.