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Entombed - Wolverine Blues



8.1 | 323 votes |
Release date: 4 October 1993
Style: Death 'N' Roll

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01. Eyemaster
02. Rotten Soil
03. Wolverine Blues
04. Demon
05. Contempt
06. Full Of Hell
07. Blood Song
08. Hollowman
09. Heavens Die
10. Out Of Hand
11. State of Emergency [Stiff Little Fingers cover] [re-release bonus]

Additional info
One version of the album was released with Marvel Comics character Wolverine on the cover, although Entombed never wanted their album to be associated with the superhero. Earache Records, without the band's permission, had made a deal with Marvel in order to use Wolverine to promote the album to a more mainstream audience. This edition included a Wolverine mini-comic inside the CD booklet. The Marvel edition was also heavily edited, with the track "Out of Hand" being removed entirely.

09.03.2021
Wolverine Blues is the album that those who were alive and loathed it when it came out are often the same ones that today call it underrated. It was even roasted by Beavis & Butthead back in the day. It was aggressively marketed at the time by Earache Records (hence the version with Marvel's Wolverine on the cover) but all that was not the band's idea. Yes, this album is not as fast and brutal as Left Hand Path and not as crushing as Clandestine, but it is super fun, still heavy, and very forward-thinking. Many death metal bands were looking for new directions in 1993 and Entombed, who were already pioneers of Swedeath, made Wolverine Blues groovy, hard rocking, and at times even punkish. And that's how they became pioneers of what later became known as death 'n' roll.

Lars-Göran Petrov returned for this one. His vocals were less guttural than before but they were still ferocious and menacing. And the last thing heard on Wolverine Blues was him roaring "FUCK!"

Rest in peace LG.

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08.06.2011 - 21:16
Rating: 9
@gent_-_orange
Very good album.... But it isn't as good as their first two.
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31.03.2014 - 15:43
Rating: 7
Alex F
Written by deadone on 31.03.2014 at 06:49

Great album indeed! Never understood why Death N Roll was so despised by so many metallers.

I didn't realize it was despised by many. I'm curious, what were the reactions like when Entombed changed their style?
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13.04.2015 - 14:12
Rating: 6
Tomas Piller
I am Jesus Christ!!
No you're not. You're dead.
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17.01.2019 - 02:40
StephenT29
This is actually a super fun album, I enjoyed it a lot!
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12.07.2022 - 23:44
Rating: 8
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
Contributor
I always think of Entombed as one of the forerunners in the original old school death metal scene, LHP and Clandestine come to mind, with those crazy buzzsaw riffs and sheer brutal sound, but this album is nothing like those previous two classics, here they take their grooviness to the next level, bordering on party scene death metal, if that's a thing.

"Contempt", "Eyemaster" and the title track are
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21.05.2023 - 22:14
A Real Mönkey
You know, if there's one big regret in my young simian life, it's that I found the Marvel version of this album with the Wolverine cover in a thrift store and I didn't get it for some reason.
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"Change the world. My final message. Goodbye."

~Last words of Harambe, seconds before he was shot, according to child he shielded from gunfire
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21.05.2023 - 23:52
musclassia
Staff
Written by A Real Mönkey on 21.05.2023 at 22:14

You know, if there's one big regret in my young simian life, it's that I found the Marvel version of this album with the Wolverine cover in a thrift store and I didn't get it for some reason.

Second biggest regret of any simian after Harambe grabbing that toddler
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22.05.2023 - 16:35
A Real Mönkey
Written by musclassia on 21.05.2023 at 23:52

Written by A Real Mönkey on 21.05.2023 at 22:14

You know, if there's one big regret in my young simian life, it's that I found the Marvel version of this album with the Wolverine cover in a thrift store and I didn't get it for some reason.

Second biggest regret of any simian after Harambe grabbing that toddler


Regret.
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"Change the world. My final message. Goodbye."

~Last words of Harambe, seconds before he was shot, according to child he shielded from gunfire
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