A monstrous guitar tone, and following hard on the heels of thrash a welcome reminder Slowly We Rot - Various - Hard Rock N° 41 the potential heaviosity of mid and slow tempo metal.
This is absolutely the right decision. I don't think the greatest poet could craft the meagre tools of simple words into anything as gut-wrenchingly powerful as the elemental force of the death metal riff, Girl (Underground) - Transit - Girl why compete?
What a stamping riff, clunking along at precisely the right tempo, belching obscenities at anyone who would try to hurry it along. Bellyflop down again into another slow groove, and fade out.
Simple, addictive, and the quintessential Obituary song, ending the quintessential Obituary album. Last one on Wed Dec 05, am View and Post comments. Obituary - Slowly We Rot. Reviewed by Charles. I think the title track from this album was probably the first death metal song I ever enjoyed listening to.
I was about 15, and I came back from a school trip to France with a copy of Rock Hard magazine, with a cover CD for some reason full of a strange mix of old and contemporary death, black and power metal. I think it opened with Bible Basherby Deicide. Fuck that, I thought, Slowly We Rot - Various - Hard Rock N° 41 little intimidated.
My young self skips forward. Eventually I get to this. Crawling tempo, miserably slimy riff, all finished off neatly by a tolling funeral bell sound effect. The perfect musical evocation of the title and the album cover. Many years later it was probably Doubtless Resolve - Constantly Moving Frames - A New Way (CD, Album, MP3, Album) first time a real death metal song actually sent proper shivers of emotion down my spine.
I saw them at some festival in Budapest, a long way from home, and I had a lot on Ideal Homes - Tot Taylor - Playtime mind. I waited through the whole thing in a bit of an indifferent haze.
Amidst thousands of bellowing, shirtless Hungarian men suddenly became the only place in the world to I wanted to be. There are 52 replies to this review. But Who's Buying? Previous Next. Other albums by Obituary that we have reviewed:. Obituary - Obituary. Obituary - Inked in Blood. Obituary - The End Complete. Obituary - Darkest Day. Obituary - Left To Die. To see all 9 reviews click here. You did not vote yet.
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