Entombed – Wolverine Blues

Yes, Wolverine Blues. Death Metal week is about to end and we continue with another classic album. I realize that thousands of people have written stuff about this album. Nevertheless i wanted to share with you what i think about Entombed’s third album. Well, i only have positive things to say about it.

”Wolverine Blues” was released back in 1993. As it has already been said it was the band’s third album and it also marked the return of L.G on vocals. This album is considered to be highly influential. It was significantly different than ”Clandestine”. It even sparked discussions among the fans about a new genre. ”Should we now call it death metal or death n’ roll?”. Wikipedia took it to another level and classifies this album as groove metal. You know you’ re a good band when people start to discuss such issues. But let us get back to the album. Ten tracks were originally included in it. My first interaction with this album was this video clip:

One word came quickly out of my mouth. Wow! I was about seventeen years old. I remember saying to myself: ”Look how cool Alex Helid looks”. After watching this clip i almost instantly went to the record shop and bought the album. It was a decision i never regreted. Till this day i still enjoy the album’s sharp riffs and incredible basslines. I also liked how L.G changed a bit his vocals from the ”Left Hand Path”. I was also fascinated by the fact that the band drew some much inspiration by dc comics and wolverine. Never before had i seenn something like that. In my opinion ”Wolverine Blues” is an important album for the scene. But only for that. It was an album that many people could easily relate to its music. I’m talking of course about metalheads, hardcore fans, even punk fans.

So, i really don’t anything else to say to be honest. Just get yourself a beer, turn up the volume and listen to ”Out of Hand”. As simple as that. Here’s a link where you can listen to the whole album: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GkoShU3xX4).


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