Nihilist Carnal Leftovers Sees May First Release

Pre-Entombed Swedish death metal powerhouse Nihilist released two demos and two EPs before becoming Entombed and going on to great fame in the death metal underground. Old timers used to talk about the first Entombed album wistfully, pointing out that the “real” Swedish death metal revolution had happened with Carnage and Nihilist.

Addressing this outlook, in 2005 Threeman Recordings issued Nihilist (1987-1989) which compiled these and another recording session, and in 2018, this was re-issued by Independence Day Recordings as Carnal Leftovers. On May 1, 2020, Earache Records will re-issue Carnal Leftovers for its big-label debut.

The compilation consists of two demos, “Premature Autopsy” and “Only Shreds Remain,” paired with the Drowned and Radiation Sickness EPs and the Entombed demo “But Life Goes On.” With only one duplicated track (“Face of Evil”) this makes a handy view into the career of this band before they were recognized, when they were most focused on the intensity of communication.

You can pre-order the CD, LP, and tshirt in various packages through the Earache webstore, anticipating it shipping in May of this year.


    From “Premature Autopsy”

  1. Sentenced To Death
  2. Supposed To Rot
  3. Carnal Leftovers
  4. From “Only Shreds Remain”

  5. Abnormally Deceased
  6. Revel In Flesh
  7. Face Of Evil
  8. From Drowned

  9. Severe Burns
  10. When Life Has Ceased
  11. From Radiation Sickness

  12. Morbid Devourment
  13. Radiation Sickness
  14. Face Of Evil
  15. From But Life Goes On

  16. But Life Goes On
  17. Shreds Of Flesh
  18. The Truth Beyond

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15 thoughts on “Nihilist Carnal Leftovers Sees May First Release”

  1. Nuclear Whore says:

    Worth checking for sure.

    That stuff is brilliant

    1. Cornhole Leftlovers says:


      too bad swedeath bands went more glam than metal

      something to do with the cuck culture

      1. They went heavy metal first. I mean, I love Clandestine, but you have to admit that it is closer to Ratt than Incantation.

        1. the left is the truth says:

          You are a fucking idiot. It was more Pantera than Incantation, cunt.

    2. If your Swedeath(tm) collection consisted of nothing but the Nihilist demos, Carnage first album, Therion first two, At the Gates first, Unleashed first, Hypocrisy first, and maybe the first Necrophobic, you would be living in the best of sonic environments. It’s only when we add in all the attempts by other bands to hop on the bandwagon and the utter stupidity of the original bands in trying to imitate the bandwagonhoppers that we get to the current state of Swedeath(tm) which is basically an AIDS swizzle stick covered in corn syrup and glitter.

      1. a says:

        lol Therion always sucked faggot.

      2. nonce o'vile says:

        i’m good with just the first 2 at the gates never get bored enough to need the others. they’re all inferior to the best of florida, new york, and finland.

        first necrophobic still gets semi-annual play though.

      3. scooter says:

        Leaves out Dismember in favor of Carnage -> Prozak confirmed

  2. Birkenhain says: New Elfsgedroch album. The debut was decent

    1. 2 and a half mennonites says:

      musically very interesting and pleasant to hear. but much too inwardly-focused/autistic to be pure black metal. this would rather fit in a subgenre along with say luciferian rites and monarque, “fairy metal” maybe, with the flowing tremolo picked progressions and atmosphere resembling epic/fantasy heavy metal. would be better if they dropped the bm tropes and let the idioms of the music guide the instrumentation/application of technique.

      still gonna listen to it again though.

      1. It’s so true. Most metal bands now would be happier in another genre. They just want to be “cool” like the heavy metal kids, but it always backfires. Just go your own way, be true to yourself, and if you end up some kind of progressive rock, indie, and atmospheric shoegaze hybrid, so what?

        1. Fake it 'till you make it says:

          Just be yourself kids.

  3. You can't be serious says:

    Or you could just not support Earache and buy one of the many bootleg discography CDs that’s been floating around for many years, because Dig is a sad old man who should’ve gotten out of the business of running a “label” about 25 years years ago, but continues to live on whatever scraps he can manage to pillage from Napalm Death and other artists who no longer have anything to do with him. Cadaver’s amazing “In Pains” album will probably never get reissued thanks to him, along with many others.

  4. question guy says:

    is gorement good

    1. hesher says:


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