The three musicians from Entombed‘s classic Left Hand Path lineup, Nicke Anderssen, Alex Hellid, and Uffe Cederlund, won their trademark dispute against Left Hand Path vocalist Lars-Goran “L.G.” Petrov’s Entombed A. D. project in the Swedish Court of First Instance (Patent and Market Court [PMD] at Stockholm District Court). Petrov has used the Entombed A.D. moniker to release lame death ‘n’ roll to tour behind long after the rest of Entombed hung in the towel and admitted they would never be rock stars.
Entombed were another band that only had one good album in them: Left Hand Path. Nicke Andersson fired L.G. Petrov after that. The follow up Crawl EP was a step down and then the band abandoned their style of death metal played to crust and Swedish hardcore rhythms to move to a post-hardcore, almost techdeaf on Clandestine, before trying to become the next Pantera with the god-awful 90s rock album Wolverine Blues, which of course had a Wolverine from the X-Men tie-in for maximum appeal to knuckle draggers.
Entombed with their hardcore roots already had heavy appeal to knuckle draggers and moshers everywhere. The cavemen were just pissed off and high school football player and Busch drinker type was never going to listen to Wolverine Blues as it lacked the catchy, emo choruses of Pantera that they could emotionally identify with. Phil Anselmo spoke to a NASCAR fanatic’s melancholia from the police stopping him from getting back together with his ex-girlfriend, who got a restraining order after a few black eyes. Entombed never spoke to that but rather the occult’s fascination with the sheer nihilism of the actuality of human existence as apes on a rock orbiting a giant ball of the plasma byproducts of nuclear fusion. Idiots who love butt rock about speeding tend to not pay money for butt rock telling them that after they crash their Kia and are internally decapitated, their corpse will be composted into worm crap with the coffee grinds in their mother’s backyard.
This is why all the sludge, hardcore, and metalcore bands influenced by Entombed’s sell out material tend to keep their lyrical themes at a middle school level, stating that the band and their listeners kick ass as they are bigger and stronger than everyone else. “Entombedcore” like Nails has the same appeal as riot girl rock, which told teenage girls and service workers that they were smarter than men as they didn’t shower everyday which saved the trees, while people with salaried incomes were expected to meet basic personal hygiene standards, killing all the baby dolphins. “Entombedcore” was the gorilla pop rock for shaved apes that Entombed lacked the intellectual deficiencies and barista appearances to pickpocket themselves.