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Author Topic: Obituary's "Slowly We Rot" vs Dismember's "Like an Ever Flowing Stream"  (Read 295 times)
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« on: July 09, 2007, 02:36:17 am »

Both full length debuts...
-Obituary vocalist John Tardy belches lyrics on this one...made of inhuman growls rather than words. His vokills are one of the few original elements of the first side of Slowly We Rot, which for the most part is primitive, Slayeresque thrash. The band begins to pick up momentum, and by the second side the songs become more interesting and complex; "Suffocation" and "Intoxication" show a variety of speed changes and interesting riffage. The albums closer "Stinkupuss", is an example of how good death metal can be when it clicks: starting on a memorable mid-tempo riff, the song suddenly gets fast, then much faster, finally settling into a mosh tempo groove with Tardy howling on top of the whole thing. My main gripe about this album is the way the songs either abruptly stop out of nowhere, or suddenly do a bad studio fade. There are certainly some example of dubious production here, but overall Obituary display a heaviness and a thrash-overkill sound that is often thrilling.

-Dismember's "Like an Ever Flowing Stream" is perhaps the most brilliant and yet absolutely brutal record ever to emerge from Sweden. Together with Entombed they defined what Swedish Death Metal should sound like, including Matti's guttural (but still understandable!) vocals, David's and Robert's brilliant guitar leads and solos, and of course the blasting rythm section, with Richard on bass and Fred on drums. Although they were all just around 19, their instrumental skills had developed impressively since releasing the legendary demos. And to make this masterpiece complete, they got Dan Seagrave for the cover artwork, who createded one of the greatest covers ever.
If you put all those factors together, you get an explosiv mixture that's quite unique with Dismember and which made them real Death Metal legends. Songs like 'Override Of The Overture', 'Skin Her Alive' and of course 'Dismembered' should be familiar to every metalhead and make this an immortal piece of Death Metal art.

"Im going with Florida on this one" OBITUARY>>>>>>>DISMEMBER
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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2007, 10:25:15 am »

I will always choose Dismember over a good number of other death metal acts.  So yeah.... Like an Ever Flowing Stream here.
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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2008, 07:18:15 pm »

Slowly we fucking rot
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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2008, 07:23:16 pm »

Slowly We Rot. Obituary are fucking Death Metal kings.
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