Wolverine Blues

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Wolverine Blues
Studio album by Entombed
Released October 4, 1993
Genre Death metal, Death 'n' roll
Length 35:10
Label Earache/Columbia
Producer Tomas Skogsberg
Entombed chronology
Clandestine
(1991)
Wolverine Blues
(1993)
DCLXVI: To Ride Shoot Straight and Speak the Truth
(1997)
Alternative cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Rock Hard (de) (8.5/10)[2]

Wolverine Blues is the third album by Entombed, released in 1993 on Earache Records. The album marked a move away from their death metal roots to the more traditional hard rock and metal style they produced from this album onward called death 'n' roll .

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. A limited number of early pressings of the album contained audio samples taken from films (most notably Flatliners and Hellraiser III) which were subsequently removed from later pressing due to record label fears of potential legal action over their unlicensed use.[citation needed] Beavis and Butt-head gave Wolverine Blues's music video a negative, and overall ignored, review. Guitar Magazine Guitar World labeled Wolverine Blues as "1994’s best death metal effort and quite possibly the finest death metal album of this decade."[citation needed]

Reception[edit]

In 2005, Wolverine Blues was ranked number 494 in Rock Hard magazine's book of The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Eyemaster" (Andersson, Hellid) 3:21
2. "Rotten Soil" (Andersson, Cederlund) 3:27
3. "Wolverine Blues" (Andersson, Cederlund, Hellid) 2:16
4. "Demon" (Cederlund, Hellid) 3:22
5. "Contempt" (Hellid) 4:34
6. "Full of Hell" (Hellid) 3:24
7. "Blood Song" (Andersson, Cederlund, Hellid) 3:25
8. "Hollowman" (Andersson) 4:29
9. "Heavens Die" (Andersson, Hakansson) 4:17
10. "Out of Hand" (Hellid) 3:07
11. "State of Emergency" (Originally written by Stiff Little Fingers, 1979) (Remastered with Bonus Track) 2:35
Total length:
35:10

Credits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. "Wolverine Blues - Entombed". Allmusic. Retrieved 28 April 2008.
  2. ^ Albrecht, Frank. "Rock Hard". issue 77. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  3. ^ [...], Rock Hard (Hrsg.). [Red.: Michael Rensen. Mitarb.: Götz Kühnemund] (2005). Best of Rock & Metal die 500 stärksten Scheiben aller Zeiten. Königswinter: Heel. p. 10. ISBN 3-89880-517-4.