Obituary Slowly We Rot
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Jacquibim
Contributing Reviewer
March 25th 2014



13415 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

agreed

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TheRubberbandMan
March 25th 2014



151 Comments


so we're learning to obituary a bit here?
finally.

InFlamesWeThrash666
March 25th 2014



905 Comments


Time to Bolt Thrower as well

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evilford
March 25th 2014



21045 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Album Rating: 3.0



dude!

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FiveLeavesLeft
Staff Reviewer
March 25th 2014



9611 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Whoa, a 3???

evilford
March 25th 2014



21045 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this is such a great dm album

Gwyn.
March 25th 2014



14866 Comments


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

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evilford
March 25th 2014



21045 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

they're close but this beats out CoD for me

Jacquibim
Contributing Reviewer
March 25th 2014



13415 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

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

DikkoZinner
March 25th 2014



2642 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

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

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Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
March 25th 2014



18005 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



9935 Comments


this album kicks ass wtf guys

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
March 25th 2014



18005 Comments


yeah it rules its just not consuming impulse good

danielito19
May 7th 2014



4330 Comments


i listened to this

Fozzie
July 4th 2014



322 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

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



2642 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Fight them all, join me

FiveLeavesLeft
Staff Reviewer
July 9th 2014



9611 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

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

evilford
July 9th 2014



21045 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

you actually read that?



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