Slowly We Rot

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Slowly We Rot
Slowly We Rot.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 16, 1989
Recorded1988 (tracks 1-8) – March 1989 (tracks 9-12) at Morrisound Recording, Tampa, Florida.
Genre Death metal, Heavy metal
Length35:09
Label Roadrunner
Producer Scott Burns
Obituary chronology
Slowly We Rot
(1989)
Cause of Death
(1990)
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Slowly We Rot is the debut album by American death metal band Obituary. It was released on May 16, 1989 and is the only Obituary album to feature bassist Daniel Tucker. Guitarist Allen West would leave soon after but returned for the third album The End Complete . It was re-released on January 27, 1997 with remastered sound and liner notes.

Death metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music. It typically employs heavily distorted and low-tuned guitars, played with techniques such as palm muting and tremolo picking, deep growling vocals, aggressive, powerful drumming featuring double kick and blast beat techniques, minor keys or atonality, abrupt tempo, key, and time signature changes, and chromatic chord progressions. The lyrical themes of death metal may invoke slasher film-stylized violence, religion, occultism, Lovecraftian horror, nature, mysticism, mythology, philosophy, science fiction, and politics, and they may describe extreme acts, including mutilation, dissection, torture, rape, cannibalism, and necrophilia.

Obituary (band) American death metal band

Obituary is an American death metal band formed in Tampa, Florida, in 1984. Initially called Executioner, the band changed its name to Xecutioner in 1986 to avoid confusion with the thrash metal band Executioner from Boston, and then changed its name once again to Obituary in 1988. The band's current lineup consists of vocalist John Tardy, drummer Donald Tardy, rhythm guitarist Trevor Peres, bassist Terry Butler, and lead guitarist Kenny Andrews. Obituary has gone through several lineup changes, with the Tardy brothers and Peres being the only constant members. The band was a fundamental act in the development of death metal music, and is one of the most successful death metal bands of all time. To date, Obituary has released ten studio albums, and with the exception of their 1997–2003 split, they continue to perform live around the world. Their music is based around heavily groove based riffs and drumming along with John Tardy's barking vocals, which create their signature brand of death metal.

Allen West is an American death metal guitarist, who has been a member of Massacre, Obituary, Six Feet Under, Lowbrow, and Southwicked. He is considered to be a pioneering figure of the death metal genre in the 1980s.

Contents

Track listing

All music by Obituary, all lyrics by John Tardy.

No.TitleLength
1."Internal Bleeding"3:01
2."Godly Beings"1:55
3."'Til Death"3:56
4."Slowly We Rot"3:36
5."Immortal Visions"2:25
6."Gates to Hell"2:49
7."Words of Evil"1:55
8."Suffocation"2:35
9."Intoxicated"4:40
10."Deadly Intentions"2:09
11."Bloodsoaked"3:11
12."Stinkupuss"2:59
Total length:35:09

Personnel

Obituary
Trevor Peres American musician

Trevor Peres is an American heavy metal musician best known as the guitarist, songwriter and one of the founding members of the death metal band Obituary.

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References

  1. Birchmeier, Jason. "Slowly We Rot - Obituary". Allmusic . Retrieved October 13, 2011.