11 albums in and still got gas in the tank, Florida’s long-running veterans Obituary have not only changed the death metal genre forever but as a band who’s been around for 35 years, they’ve created and paved the way for many underground bands who were heavily influenced by genre changing sound.
Obituary to me may not have a consistent catalog in comparison to most traditional and old school death metal bands but their earlier works from Slowly We Rot to The End Complete not only are quintessential releases for their time, but they revolutionized death metal forever.
This is the first album in nearly 6 years and is the follow-up to 2017’s self-titled which was a solid album front to back. Now in 2023, we have their eleventh full-length album titled Dying Of Everything which consists of 10 songs and clocking in just about 45 minutes in length and is released through Relapse Records.
Musically, if you know Obituary and their style, chances are you’ll know right off the bat that this band has it all.
From the monstrous vocals, refined and train-wrecked instrumentations, this record introduces monumental tracks among the lyrical substances as these descriptive patterns and guidelines provide hyper descriptive sentences to perfectly summarize what this self-title is heading into.
The vibe, atmosphere and produced equilibrium for Obituary’s self-titled is another promising achievement, using the finest effectiveness possible.
To describe the songs here, they use combinations of thundering annihilation, heavy presence the bottomless depths of unsung, distinguished, naturalistic distributions and wonderfully influenced death metal rely on mind-boggling, explosive, ear-shattered and traumatized sections of gore precision and mortification as leads lean over to construct the abstract the thickly layered chemistry Obituary created.
Obituary sets the bar sky-high to demonstrate the Floridan death metal scene with bands such as Death, Morbid Angel, Deicide, Hate Eternal and Malevolent Creation simply needs no further introduction what Obituary has done throughout their musical career as a band who pioneered the genre.
Review by Jake Butler