In celebration of the official unearthing of Resurrected From The Grave – Demo Collection, the mammoth new compilation from Swedish death metal day-ruiners, ENTRAILS, today Cvlt Nation offers up the gnarled decadence of “Total Death.”
Comments founding guitarist Jimmy Lundqvist of the debaucherous number, “This is one of the heaviest songs I’ve ever written. I got the idea for this when I heard Morgoth for the first time, and their classic Cursed album back in the ’90s. Simple riffing with rotten atmosphere is the key to create such a headbanging song!”
Feel the sonic decay of “Total Death,” now playing at Cvlt Nation RIGHT HERE.
And if you missed it, get vile with the sounds of “Breath Of Blood” currently streaming at Invisible Oranges at THIS LOCATION as well “Voices” still sullying the airwaves of Decibel Magazine, at THIS LOCATION.
Resurrected From The Grave – Demo Collection is an eighteen-track compilation featuring ENTRAILS‘Reborn and Human Decay demos. The band was initially spawned in 1990 by Lundqvist but disbanded prematurely due to his dissatisfaction with their initial demo recordings. Lundqvist continued to write music however and fifteen years later decided to properly record his compositions with modern tools, computers, and some help from his accomplice, vocalist Jocke Svensson. The first ENTRAILSdemo, Reborn, was tracked in early 2009 and the follow-up, Human Decay, shortly thereafter. The demos were originally self-released on homemade CDRs and limited to just fifty copies each though it had already been decided that they would need to be repressed at some point in the future for proper audio consumption.
Featuring members of Birdflesh and General Surgery, ENTRAILS adhere to the teachings of Dismember, Grave, Entombed and Tomas Skogsberg’s Sunlight Studio alumni, wielding their menacing buzzsaw riffs, mutinous vocal onslaughts and sordid tales of suffering, doom and the undead with the grandiose poise and divine brutality of their forefathers. Said Ave Noctum of the release, “Very rarely would you say that a ‘demo collection’ is essential listening. However, this demo collection by oldschool Swedish deathsters ENTRAILS, well, is pretty fucking essential.” Adds AllMusic.com, “Although the songs here are ostensibly demos, they feel fully fleshed-out, making it clear that Lundqvist kept thinking about these songs long after ENTRAILS initially broke up. The recording quality is a bit brittle at times, but actually works with the songs, adding a layer of dirt and sludge that makes it feel as though these tracks have recently climbed out of a shallow grave.”
ENTRAILS‘ most recent full-length, Raging Death, was released via Metal Blade in May of last year. New Noise Magazine dubbed it, “an absolutely perfect slab of catchy, violent Swedish death metal,” Stereogum gushed, “Now on their third album, ENTRAILS are still putting young knockoff artists to shame. Perfect for blasting, banging, and bashing,” while Sputnik Music added in a 4/5 rating, “ENTRAILS release an extremely-solid death metal album that promises to fuck your sister and worship Satan, even if you don’t have a sister. Or a Satan.”
Resurrected From The Grave – Demo Collection is out now on CD and digitally in North America. Head to THIS LOCATION to order your copy today!