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Obituary are one of the pioneering bands of the death metal genre. The band came from Tampa, Florida, and was founded as Executioner in 1985 and then changed their name to xecutioner to avoid confusion with the other one. In 1988, shortly before the release of their first album "Slowly We Rot", they changed their name to Obituary. Obituary still remain an influential band in the Florida death metal movement that arose in the late 1980s. The 1990 release "Cause of Death" featured James Murphy on guitar (Cancer and Disincarnate) replacing Allen West for unknown reasons. This release has been described as a seminal album in the Death Metal genre. Vocalist John Tardy is recognized as one of the first vocalists to use an abnormally low growl (compared to the screechy growls used by predecessors Death and Possessed).

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OBITUARY Slowly We Rot album cover 3.62 | 24 ratings
Slowly We Rot
Death Metal 1989
OBITUARY Cause of Death album cover 3.91 | 25 ratings
Cause of Death
Death Metal 1990
OBITUARY The End Complete album cover 3.96 | 20 ratings
The End Complete
Death Metal 1992
OBITUARY World Demise album cover 3.97 | 17 ratings
World Demise
Death Metal 1994
OBITUARY Back From the Dead album cover 3.39 | 10 ratings
Back From the Dead
Death Metal 1997
OBITUARY Frozen in Time album cover 4.04 | 10 ratings
Frozen in Time
Death Metal 2005
OBITUARY Xecutioner's Return album cover 3.86 | 7 ratings
Xecutioner's Return
Death Metal 2007
OBITUARY Darkest Day album cover 3.68 | 9 ratings
Darkest Day
Death Metal 2009
OBITUARY Inked in Blood album cover 3.35 | 8 ratings
Inked in Blood
Death Metal 2014
OBITUARY Obituary album cover 3.81 | 10 ratings
Obituary
Death Metal 2017

OBITUARY EPs & splits

OBITUARY Don't Care album cover 4.50 | 2 ratings
Don't Care
Death Metal 1994
OBITUARY Left to Die album cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Left to Die
Death Metal 2008

OBITUARY live albums

OBITUARY Dead album cover 3.44 | 4 ratings
Dead
Death Metal 1998
OBITUARY Frozen Alive album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Frozen Alive
Death Metal 2007
OBITUARY Ten Thousand Ways to Die album cover 4.00 | 3 ratings
Ten Thousand Ways to Die
Death Metal 2016

OBITUARY demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

OBITUARY re-issues & compilations

OBITUARY Anthology album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Anthology
Death Metal 2001
OBITUARY The Best of Obituary album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best of Obituary
Death Metal 2008

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0.00 | 0 ratings
Don't Care
Death Metal 1994

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OBITUARY Obituary

Album · 2017 · Death Metal
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Kev Rowland
Truly one of the originals of the death metal scene, Obituary's 'Slowly We Rot' from nearly thirty years is still highlighted by many as a classic, and it is incredible to see that three of the guys in that line-up are still here on the tenth studio album. When I heard that this album had been released I was incredibly excited, as I have always thought of Obituary as a band that will always deliver the goods, time after time. But, even though the band is tight, John's vocals are as raw as they have ever been, and they smash through one song after another there was just something missing for me, a spark, that magical item that lifted them out of the ordinary.

To be honest, I soon discovered that I was bored, which is never a good thing in any form of music, but with death metal? Really? When I started looking ahead to see how many songs there were still to play on the album I knew that something wasn't right. It's not that I have lost my love of the genre, in fact I listen to far more of it these days than I did ten or twenty years ago. A quick check of my collection made me realise something that surprised me, namely that although I do have four other albums by Obituary, the most recent is from twenty years ago. So possibly I have never been as much of a fan as I thought I was, and this album is unlikely to do anything to make me change that opinion. Thy will always be a favourite on the festival circuit, and I am sure that they are great in concert, but is this an album to rush out and buy? It's not bad, but it certainly isn't brilliant either.

OBITUARY World Demise

Album · 1994 · Death Metal
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voila_la_scorie
So what do you do when you decide to pick up a first-time album by an established band with a decent-sized catalogue? Do you buy the debut or the most recent album? Do you buy the classic album or sift around on YouTube and buy the album you think sounds best? For Obituary, I decided on the fourth option, and based on sound alone, I decided that "World Demise" would be my first acquisition even though I knew the first three albums were generally held in higher regard.

My first two impressions were, "Man, there are a lot of blatant signs of Celtic Frost influence here," and "Why does John Tardy's vocal style remind me of an angry wrestler crying like a little boy?"

The first is easy to address. Obituary are influenced heavily by Celtic Frost and they don't hide it. The album is chock full of slow and medium-tempo ultra heavy riffs. The guitar sound too is heavy enough to sink wide holes into the pavement. It's this sound (let's credit the drums and bass for the music, too) that makes the album worth-while having, in my opinion. It's just consistent, brain-mulching, bone-crunching music.

But how about those vocals? I get where he's taking the vocals. They're rough and angry and slightly maniacal. However, I find a similarity to how Tardy delivers the words in many songs. It's like the second and fourth syllable have to be emphasized but in a way that really resembles an angry little boy but vocalizing like a WWF wrestler. Some variety would surely help this album, at least in the vocal department. "the woAARRlld deMIIIEEZZ..."

Though most of the songs follow a similar sound and style, honourable mention must go to "Redefine", which breaks the trend by having a radio broadcast, funky tune which gets treated over by the drums and bass. This gives the song a unique feel on the album. The other is the final track, "Kill for Me" because it includes sounds and music sampled from an album of African music. It doesn't mean that the song is freaking awesome but there is that different thing about it.

I'd say this is a pretty solid album. Even as a casual fan of the band, this album delivers a very satisfactory sonic atmosphere. I find I can listen this album without paying total attention. It just has a great sound to it from front to back. And those riffs!

I might have thought I don't need any more Obituary albums but I have now opened up the option to get "Cause of Death" or "The End Complete".

OBITUARY Darkest Day

Album · 2009 · Death Metal
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Obituary are not an easy band for choosing a first album to buy. The debut and sophomore often appear in death metal compilations on YouTube and "The End Complete" gets a lot of praise from some but not all. Just looking at the ratings here on MMA, I see some albums rated very highly and yet I recently read reviews that called those albums boring and unoriginal.

To help me make a call on my own about what album to buy, I went through some albums on YouTube (skimmed quickly about, really) and finally decided on one. That album told me the band had a lot of potential but failed to convince me that I had picked one of the better ones. That led to more searching and it brought me here to "Darkest Day".

In a nutshell, Obituary were one of the important early American death metal bands to hit the scene in the late eighties (they'd been around earlier under different monikers) with their debut "Slowly We Rot". Over the next two albums, they solidified their position as pioneers of death metal. After a few albums, though, they took six years off before coming back. Their output since then seems to be considered good but also many claim the music is a rehash of ideas with each new album, one reviewer going so far as to call them the AC/DC of death metal, serving up the same formula because that's what the fans expect from Obituary.

This album is not considered brilliant by many, although most reviews give it a moderately favourable rating. I am pleased with it myself, compared to my previous purchase; however I recognize its shortcomings.

Basically, older Obituary had songs or albums that really sounded like an American version of Celtic Frost, and I hear a lot of that on this album, too. Why, even in the second track, vocalist John Tardy gives a Tom Warrior "oogh!" just before a Frosterian riff kicks in. Much of the album does rely on not only riffs that easily tap into my Celtic Frost memory banks but a similar heavy guitar sound. Just quickly listen to the first few seconds of "Payback", "See Me Now", "Violent Dreams" and "Truth Be Told" and tell me you can't hear the Frost influence. Where the album comes back to being Obituary and not Celtic Frost is in the use of the drums in certain tracks and John Tardy's vocals. Actually, the biggest reason for me wanting too find another Obituary album after my first purchase was the vocals. It was not because I thought they were just so awesome. It was rather that I understood what was being attempted but I felt Tardy often sounded like a big wrestler crying in rage like a three-year-old boy. Thankfully, I get that impression hardly at all on this album.

The songs are mostly fairly slow for death metal but there's enough variety on this album to keep it interesting. The band can speed up from time to time. And while the music can seem to be quite one dimensional, there are moments within songs or opening riffs that prove the individualism of each song, in spite of the similarities between tracks.

This may not be the best Obituary album to get, but from what I have heard, getting a higher rated album is not going to make any drastic changes to my opinion of the band's output. A rather good album from a band that I don't expect to surprise me.

OBITUARY The End Complete

Album · 1992 · Death Metal
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Having hit their brutal stride on Cause of Death, Obituary took a "if it ain't broke, why fix it?" approach to The End Complete, offering up nine more morbid meditations on the lapse into oblivion and putrescence that awaits us all. At 36 minutes it certainly can't be accused of outlasting its welcome, and to be honest this was probably a smart move - otherwise the lack of significant musical development over Cause of Death might have become an issue. As it stands, to a certain extent The End Complete boils down to "Cause of Death, only with Allen West back in the guitar position", and on balance that's all it really needed to be.

OBITUARY Slowly We Rot

Album · 1989 · Death Metal
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"Memento mori" - remember that you will die. It's a dreadful fact that we spend much of our lives distracting ourselves from or finding a way to come to terms with that lessens the impact, and at the same time it's also a dark truth that Obituary are intent on confronting you with on their debut album. Fronted by the ominous, menacing John Tardy, Obituary offer a grotesque and brutal journey straight into the grave. Veering away from the fantastic occultism of Florida death metal peers like Deicide or Morbid Angel, Obituary stare death in the face before nodding in grim approval.

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