Entombed - _Monkey Puss (Live in London)_
by: Adam Wasylyk (
You would think that a live Entombed album recorded during the Gods of Grind tour would be a good album. You'd think that, right? How disappointing it was to give _Monkey Puss_ a few spins and never feel the energy or satisfaction an Entombed gig always brings (evidenced by their mind-blowing performance in Toronto on their _To Shoot Straight..._ tour). Despite covering some great material ("Stranger Aeons", "Sinners Bleed", "Evilyn", "Left Hand Path"), they actually came off sounding tired and uninspired. Who would have thought? Also the recording of the gig can be faulted, you can actually hear the quality improve and go down within a single track. To be brutally honest for a moment, Earache should stop trying to make money off bands that aren't on Earache anymore (e.g. Carcass) and look to the (bleak?) future rather than trying to recapture past glories. Guys, as opposed to releasing best-ofs or live albums, why not go out and sign a new and fresh metal band!?! Now there's an idea.
(article published 12/8/1999)
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