Reduced price due to cover and vinyl being vg
Rare original 1992 press
Since the band was already considered a success as early as their first two releases, with Left Hand Path and Clandestine creating an immense buzz and spawning dozens of other Swedish death acts to cash in on the sound, it was only a given that Earache would squeeze a little life out of the fans with a release like Stranger Aeons. To be fair, Entombed have a pretty good track record with EPs, a lot of those they released later in their career are packed with unique material and actually worth the money for fans. The three-track Stranger Aeons 12” includes the title track (from Clandestine) along with two album outtakes, Dusk and Shreds Of Flesh. The two outtakes features just Uffe Cederlund and Nicke Anderson. Dusk is a non-album track with a pretty crunchy polish to it, like something that barely escaped the demo stage, but the meaty mid-gain on the guitars is still hammering enough to appeal to fans, with a great lead and a few rhythms that feel as if they were bit straight from the Left Hand Path recording sessions. Not exactly essential, but at least consistent with the material of the band’s youth. Speaking of the band’s youth, the final track on this EP is Shreds Of Flesh, which appeared first on the band’s But Life Goes On demo in 1989, and had been kicking around since the band was called Nihilist. The tune is sufficiently violent and explosive, and short, re-recorded here with the same tone as Dusk, and for my buck, the best value on this recording.
1. Stranger Aeons
3. Shreds Of Flesh-outtake