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All Artists: Entombed
Title: Hollowman
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Label: Earache Records
Release Date: 9/10/1996
Genres: World Music, Rock, Metal
Styles: Europe, Scandinavia, Death Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 745316009421

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Squaredancing with the Misanthropic
TastyBabySyndrome | "Daddy Dagon's Daycare" - Proud Sponsor of the Lit | 02/25/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Entombed of yore, not to be in any way confused with their new school releases, never disappointed me. Walking down the Left Hand Path, listening to wonderful ballads like "You were suppose the Rot," always put me in the mood for love. Still, this e.p. stands high above the rest, with happily driven melodies meshing demons, the wonderful world of the wolverine, and hollowman itself posing the age-old question of who watches the doctors. Fans of a more primal, growling sound will absolutely adore this cuddly bundle of aggression."
What's your pleasure?
Patrick Stott | Rolleston, Canterbury, New Zealand | 12/03/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This little release generated a lot of interest in 1993. Entombed had set the pace for the Swedish Death Metal scene with the one-two combination of `Left Hand Path' and `Clandestine'. The band promised something a little different for their third album, and the `Hollowman' EP was released to test the waters.

The differences were apparent immediately on the title track. The blast laden Death Metal percussion had been slowed to a more sedate Rock style, albeit a very heavy one which still featured double kick breakdowns. The vocals were more enunciated, and there was almost a Hardcore feel to them in places. The chainsaw guitar sound had been retained, but like the percussion, the riffing had a large Rock element added.

"Wolverine Blues" is heavier and less refined than the album version. The lyrics still hadn't been written, so LG Petrov read an encyclopaedia entry on wolverines, which was very effective in itself. The bass on the song reaches right into your boots and rattles the bottom end of your speakers.

"Bonehouse" Sounds like a leftover from the `Clandestine' sessions. Not as fully developed as songs from that album, it is still a full on Death Metal track other bands would have traded body parts for. It also bears some resemblance to Entombed's single "Out Of Hand".

While "Hollowman" was undoubtedly the supposed focus of the EP, the best track was "Hellraiser", a Metal reworking of the theme song from the movie of the same name. It translates to Metal very well, as a dark, foreboding song with an intricate central riff. Samples from the movie added in the background make it a full on creepfest, and it is a little disconcerting to listen to the song in the dark.

Change is often not a good thing in a musical genre as restrictive as Death Metal, yet the change in style wasn't greeted with the expected cries of derision. After all, it was still heavy, dark, and uniquely Entombed. Instead, it seemed Death Metal fans wanted to see where Entombed were going to take this embryonic Death and Roll sound. Rather than spoil the surprise awaiting on `Wolverine Blues', `Hollowman' helped build anticipation for the album."
My favourite Entombed album!
The Painless | Netherlands | 12/24/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"One of the greatest EP's ever in my opinion. I prefer this over the, also great, Clandestine and Wolverine Blues albums. Awesome, no I mean AWESOME, non-album tracks such as Serpent Speech, Bonehouse, Put Off The Scent and Hellraiser. The birth of rot'n'roll, this was completely new when it came out and never lost its magic! Special memories...."