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1990. Left Hand Path

is the debut album by band Entombed, Released in June 4. that is known for defining the style of Swedish death metal by being the first recording to use the “buzzsaw” guitar tone.

The tone was created by heavily detuned electric guitars (To B) used with a maxed out Boss HM-2 Heavy Metal Pedal and the DS-1 Distortion pedal into a Peavey amp. The originator of this guitar tone was Nihilist guitarist Leif “Leffe” Cuzner. The album’s liner notes give thanks to Nirvana, but the band in question is the Swedish death metal group Nirvana 2002, not the famous grunge act. The album was recorded in the legendary Sunlight studio in Stockholm, Sweden during December 1989.

The title of the album refers to a Left-Hand Path belief system. Guitarist Alex Hellid found the term in Anton LaVey’s book The Satanic Bible.

if you are looking for one classic swedish death metal album to own… this should be your choice, or “Clandestine” is another amazing album by Entombed.

   Lars Goran Petrov   Uffe Cederlund   Alex Hellid    Nicke Andersson