Obituary Slowly We Rot
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Necrotica
March 25th 2014


10584 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Whoa, a 3???

evilford
March 25th 2014


26292 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this is such a great dm album

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Gwyn.
March 25th 2014


15654 Comments


I think Cause of Death is better but a 3 is dum

evilford
March 25th 2014


26292 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

they're close but this beats out CoD for me

Jacquibim
Contributing Reviewer
March 25th 2014


16831 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Apart from Tardy's vox I've never found this band that interesting rip

DikkoZinner
March 25th 2014


4141 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Great album but not better than Cause Of Death[2]

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
March 25th 2014


19684 Comments


yeah this isnt the best thing ever but i like it more than cause of death honestly

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pissbore
March 25th 2014


11405 Comments


this album kicks ass wtf guys

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
March 25th 2014


19684 Comments


yeah it rules its just not consuming impulse good

danielito19
May 7th 2014


9810 Comments


i listened to this

Fozzie
July 4th 2014


425 Comments


Obituary's first album and a very influential one for it's release. It doesn't hold up as well today, especially compared to Cause of Death, but it easily crushes the overrated Altars of Madness which was released the same year.

The production on this album is very fitting. The unmistakable, dirty guitar tone, makes Obituary instantly recognizable.

A lot of the songs alternate between savage mid paced riffing and speed, which Obituary became famous for. It's obvious that the band is highly influenced by Celtic Frost, but they mix it up with some sludgy and doom riffs as seen on the title track and 'Til Death.

The guitar solos on the album are not technically impressive, but they add to the chaos. The best leads are on 'Til Death and Intoxicated. Thankfully guitarist Allen West was unavailable for Cause of Death, so they got James Murphy who is 10x better.

Now the real highlight of this is vocalist John Tardy. His morbid, yet catchy vocal performance puts all the new shitty death metal vocalists to shame. From his tortuous moans, to his low grunts, and those piercing screams... Every time he screams, he screams in pain! Just listen to his delivery on Gates To Hell. One of the most distinct vocal styles in death metal and he is still consistent today. Also let's not forget his famous yeoughhhhhhhooo that is all over this album.

Donald Tardy also gives a great performance on the drum kit, just listen to the drumming on Intoxicated or Immortal Visions. He's never been about blasting, but his double bass, tasty drum fills, and grooves are perfect for the music.

I recommend this, but Cause of Death is better in every way possible.

DikkoZinner
July 9th 2014


4141 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Fight them all, join me

Necrotica
July 9th 2014


10584 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Wow, a Fozzie comment I agree with? Color me confuzzled!

evilford
July 9th 2014


26292 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

you actually read that?

Funeralopolis
July 28th 2014


12841 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

the vocals are really annoying on this, they're way too high in the mix if they were lower this album would be a lot better imo.

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demigod!
September 28th 2014


47071 Comments


the vox are the best part dude

that said they sound better on cause of death

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Alkemest
October 13th 2014


313 Comments


This album. Hell yeah.

evilford
April 21st 2015


26292 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

best obituary [2]

worthlessscab
June 5th 2015


166 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

beastly vocals

evilford
June 5th 2015


26292 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

damn haven't listened to these guys forever, florida was so gud



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