Entombed is a Swedish metal band which formed in 1987 (see 1987 in music) under the name of Nihilist. Though Entombed began their career as an early pioneer of Scandinavian death metal, they switched in the early 1990s to include hardcore punk and other influences.
Entombed's debut album was Left Hand Path, a cult favourite that established the band as a popular death metal bands. The follow-up, Clandestine, was just as popular and also featured greatly improved songwriting which helped woo critics. These first two albums were unique in that they featured what was sometimes referred to as an "electric saw" guitar sound. According to the band they came up with it on their own, mixing different distortion effects together to achieve it. It appeared on their debut, "Left hand path", but was improved and refined on the follow up, "Clandestine", on which its effect is in its best form. It was never used as effectively on subsequent recordings. After the Gods of Grind tour, Entombed began changing their sound, which turned off many fans but established their mainstream and critical reputation. Wolverine Blues and ...
years active 1987 –
music genre Melodic death metal, Thrash metal, Hardcore punk
current members Lars Göran Petrov
past members Jörgen Sandström
website Official Entombed Website