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SPILL ALBUM REVIEW: ENTOMBED – CLANDESTINE LIVE

by Molly Meller
Entombed

Entombed
Clandestine Live
Century Media Records

As a part of the celebration for the album’s 25th anniversary, Swedish Music Hall of Fame inductee Entombed re-released their second studio album Clandestine, featuring original band members Nicke Andersson, UffeCederlund and Alex Hellid playing the album in full, live. First released in 1991, Clandestine is an album that is nothing less than quintessential, having ushered in the distinguished sound of Swedish death metal that has been inspiring bands within the genre for decades.

The event for the 25th anniversary where the Clandestine Live performance recording took place also featured the Malmö Symphony Orchestra and Choir performing Clandestine from the opening “Living Dead” to closing “Through The Collonades”, arranged for orchestra by Thomas Von Wachenfeldt (WACHENFELDT), with the original members from Entombed sitting in as part of the ensemble. Entombed then played Clandestine in full post-orchestra performance.

Having seen Entombed live a few times before, the live recording perfectly represents the sound of an album that has set the bar in death metal for many years, truly encompassing the band’s sound and rightfully honoring classic Swedish death metal. This album should most definitely take a place in any fan’s collection.

Notably, hearing “Stranger Aeons” again live with the original members is truly a unique experience, especially for fans who couldn’t make it to the original event in Sweden a couple years back. The live version is unquestionably worth a listen for this outstanding, classic album of the ages.



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