OBITUARY


"Frozen in Time" (Roadrunner Records; 2005)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Seminal death metal mavens Obituary have returned with a new album, the quintet's first in nearly seven years. 

"Frozen In Time" is the name of this 10-track collection, and the title truly reflects the mindset of this release. Sticking to the same formula of slow, grinding grooves, insane solos, tortured vocal screams, and mid-paced metal madness, this Florida fivesome has stuck to its roots so well that, after a single listen of this album, you’ll swear they never took a sabbatical.

Displaying the same ferocity and level of decimation as its previous works, this album will knock you back to the early '90s in fine form.

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"Anthology" (Roadrunner Records; 2001)

Reviewed by Kate Smith

Sometimes it's hard to get excited over a "Best of" CD, but when it comes to the brutal death metal band Obituary, that's far from the case. They've put some of their best tracks on "Anthology" as listed below:

From "Slowly We Rot" (1989): "Til Death," " Internal Bleeding" and "Slowly We Rot."

From "Cause Of Death" (1990): "Dying," "Chopped In Half" and "Cause of Death."

From "The End Complete" (1992): "Back To One," "I'm In Pain" and the "End Complete."

From "World Demise" (1994): "Kill For Me," "Final Thoughts" and "Don't Care."

From "Back From The Dead" (1997): "By The Light," "Threatening Skies" and "Back From The Dead."

Also included are two previously unreleased tracks: "Buried Alive," which goes back to the old style of Obituary and "Boiling Point" which you might want to skip because it's kind of a weird techno mix.

All in all, especially for a "Best of" compilation, I'd say "Anthology" is definitely worth getting.

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.


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