Slowly We Rot

Slowly We Rot is the debut album by American death metal band Obituary.[2][3] It was released on June 14, 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. Despite being recorded in standard tuning and Fender Stratocasters, it is considered to be one of the band's heavier efforts. The remainder of the band's output has been recorded in D tuning.

Slowly We Rot
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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 14, 1989
Recorded1988 (tracks 1-8) – March 1989 (tracks 9-12) at Morrisound Recording, Tampa, Florida.
GenreDeath metal
Length35:09
LabelRoadrunner
ProducerScott Burns
Obituary chronology
Slowly We Rot
(1989)
Cause of Death
(1990)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

Track listingEdit

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
Bonus Tracks 1997 Roadrunner Remasters
No.TitleLength
13."Find the Arise" (Demo)2:39
14."Like the Dead" (Demo)2:34

PersonnelEdit

Obituary
Productions
  • Executive producer: Monte Conner
  • Arranged by Obituary
  • Produced, recorded & engineered by Scott Burns
  • Mixed by Scott Burns, Donald Tardy & John Tardy
  • Mastered by Mike Fuller

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. "Slowly We Rot - Obituary". Allmusic. Retrieved October 13, 2011.
  2. ^ Dick, Jonathan (October 21, 2014). "Obituary: 30 Years In and Still Rotting Slowly".
  3. ^ Shteamer, Hank; Shteamer, Hank (March 15, 2017). "Death-Metal Vets Obituary on 30-Year Quest for 'Meat-and-Potatoes' Riffs".

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