Entombedcore: 5 Newer Bands Who Follow the Left Hand Path

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As a massive fan of Entombed, I totally support the influence the Swedish death metal legends have had on modern hardcore. Black Breath, Trap Them, and Harm's Way are just a few of the bands that have infused Entombed's brand of filthy death metal into their sound. Some of the groups have a clearer hardcore foundation, while some lean more in a metal direction, but the Entombed feel is certainly there.

I've compiled a list of five newer bands that have the Entombedcore thing down pat. If you have any other suggestions, feel free to leave them in the comments section beneath the list.

Deathbearer (Hamburg, Germany)

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I stumbled upon Deathbearer's music while hunting through Bandcamp for new music. The German band's crusty guitar tone caught my attention right away. Formed at the end of 2014, Deathbearer's debut EP, Suffering, will appeal to both fans of Dismember and Hatebreed. That's a beautiful thing.

Skinfather (Southern California)

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You can definitely feel the Integrity-like vibes in Skinfather's sonic assault. On the guitar front, these dudes have undoubtedly done their Swedish death metal homework. Take a listen to the breakdown towards the end of the song I've embedded below. That's some mean stuff right there.

[Postscript: I just found out that the band broke up at the end of 2015.]

Gatecreeper (Arizona)

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I've already told you about Gatecreeper in an earlier post, but if you still haven't checked the band out, click on the track below. Of all the bands doing the Entombed-meets-hardcore kind of thing, they might be my favorite. I just hope they drop an album sometime in 2016.

Damien (Las Cruces, New Mexico)

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The members of Damien aren't shy about shouting out their influences. After all, the New Mexico outfit named their debut EP Entombed! Let's just hope the Damien who cut Every Dog Has its Day in '87 don't come bugging them about their name!

Fuming Mouth (Worcester, Massachussetts)

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Signed to new Triple-B Records subsidiary Frigid Misery, Fuming Mouth leans more on the death metal side of things, but there's enough hardcore influence seeping beneath the surface to warrant their inclusion on this list.