CD review ENTRAILS ‘Rise of the Reaper’

(8/10) Entrails belong to the pioneers of Swedish Death Metal. The band appeared on the scene in the early ’90s, together with bands like Dismember and Entombed. After a 14 years long hiatus Entrails returned in 2008 and became since then a constant factor in oldschool Death Metal.

‘Rise of the Reaoper’ is newest strike from the North. Two years after having ignited a ‘World Inferno’ the new longplayer shows again the power of Entrails.

Build on song-ideas from the pre-Entrails days and fused with some new influences the album became a brachial one. Also line-up changes could stop Jimmy Lundqvist from working on ‘Rise of the Reaper’. Mixed and mastered by no less than Dan Swanö each of the 11 songs (+ intro and outro) stands for furious and raging Death Metal from Sweden. Smashers such as ‘From Whom the Head Rolls’ are deadly wreckballs with strong riffpower, evil growls and a pounding drum line.

Entrails latest musical onslaught belongs to the best ones Lundqvist released under the banner of Entrails. ‘Cathedral of Pain’, the closer, shows this very clearly. A seven minutes epos isn’t a usual endeavor for a Death Metal band. Entrails takes the challenge and created a terrific Death Metal monster. Slow and evil the song’s a musical maelstrom that pulls you towards the abyss.

Headbangers and Death Metal fans, check out this release. It’s worth it.

Rating: 8 out of 10.


  1. Rise of the Reaper (intro)
  2. For Hell
  3. Miscreation
  4. The Pyre
  5. In the Shape of the Dead
  6. Gravekeeper
  7. Destination Death
  8. Destruction
  9. Crawl in Your Guts
  10. From Whom the Head Rolls
  11. Evils of the Night
  12. Cathedral of Pain
  13. The End (Outro)

Label: Metal Blade Records

Genre: Death Metal

Release Date EU: October 11th, 2019


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