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true_death
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 3:21 pm 
 

Turns out Obituary are putting out a little something this year to tease fans for their upcoming 2017 album. It's being marketed as a "single", as it contains 2 new tracks, but it also contains 12 bonus live tracks from the 2015 "Inked in Blood" world tour. I think that's a pretty interesting & cool idea, so kudos for that. Anyway, one track called "Loathe", is available for stream right here:

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I, for one, really enjoy this track. It's extremely slow and brooding, yet still feels just as fresh & inspired as "Inked in Blood" did (which, I might add, was the first post-reunion Obituary album to actually be good), but I'm actually surprised at how dark & fucking evil it sounds. Likely the most evil-sounding track the band has released since the "Cause of Death" days. But above all, I'm just glad they learned how to write a long (6+ minutes!), slow track and manage to keep it interesting instead of fucking boring (unlike, say, "Contrast the Dead" or "Your Darkest Day"). At first I was off-put by the lack of vocals, but then I remembered that some of the band's best tracks ("Dying", "Chopped in Half", "Words of Evil", etc.) are kind of like this, where John Tardy just shuts up and lets the riffs lead the way.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 3:25 pm 
 

Uh is that a Cianide reference?
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Sepulchrave
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 3:49 pm 
 

Wow, I haven't actually heard Inked in Blood, but this impressed me much more than what I heard from Frozen in Time or whatever. I am totally going to go crazy on their concert in my home town when I hear this.
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Diamhea
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 3:52 pm 
 

Not OBITUARY without Allen West...

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true_death
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:24 pm 
 

Diamhea wrote:
Not OBITUARY without Allen West...


Is "Cause of Death" not Obituary?
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theoctavarius
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:44 pm 
 

What's that thing writhing around in the video? A spaghetti monster?
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Deathdoom1992
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:11 pm 
 

Didn't like the song. Very slow going and unnecessarily long. WHERE'S THE EXCITING RIFFING? I'm just getting the same thing over and over. I really want to like it; I'll still buy the single tho.
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Nordic_Warhammer
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:24 pm 
 

Diamhea wrote:
Not OBITUARY without Allen West...


Not a fan of "Cause of Death", eh?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:29 pm 
 

Not to mention the shit albums with Allen West after Cause of Death. Think he was trolling. :lol:
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:31 pm 
 

The style of the artwork seems very similar to the gory Cannibal Corpse type of artwork, looks cool... Reminds me of that final scene in the Fly
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volutetheswarth
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:32 pm 
 

Utterly boring song. But that's to be expected with post The End Complete Obituary.

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Von Cichlid
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:48 pm 
 

I was a major fan of this band for such a long time. Like most everyone else, I thought Frozen in Time sucked. I went ahead and bought the next one and maybe it was marginally better but I remember the production being terrible. After that, I just gave up on the band and figured I'd be happy with everything up until the live album Dead (awesome!) in my collection.

I went ahead and listened to this track and it sounds really good. I like how the guitarist let the notes hang out there, which is definitely reminiscent of there older, better days. The vocals also sound much more inspired than what I remember them sounding since the reunion. If you say that Inked in Blood is good then I will go pick that one up at the used record store in town if they still have that copy I saw a while back.

What keeps this one from being Cause of Death quality is there just isn't enough variety in the song. Like, "Infected" starts off slow in a similar manner to this one, but then there was some fast thrashing and wacky soloing in that one as well. This track really could have used some of that. Also, while the drums sounded good, I just wish that Donald Tardy would loosen up a little bit more, kind of like on World Demise. That album had some good groovy and tribal drumming along with some slower tracks. I would not remind a return to that at all. I'm really just being picky though- I will probably pick this next one up.

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TheExodusAttack
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:43 pm 
 

Haven't really cared much for Obituary's stuff from the past few years. But this is definitely the best thing they've done since Frozen in Time. Actually sounds like, ya know, classic Obituary (though definitely simplified). Wasn't too stoked about the 6 minute length but hey, they made it work. I think all these guys need to do to find their stride again is just write short fucking albums like The End Complete and Slowly We Rot were.
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controlledbleeding
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:22 pm 
 

Nordic_Warhammer wrote:
Diamhea wrote:
Not OBITUARY without Allen West...


Not a fan of "Cause of Death", eh?


Great album without Allen... but his wailing solos were just one of the things i loved about obituary.

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aaronmb666
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:45 am 
 

Very Wes Benscoter looking cover.

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The Lions Den
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:01 am 
 

Some bands have to stopped to not dump their glory days.

Obituary and Deicide "stop the madness"!!!
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Lagartija
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:35 am 
 

I love the Obies to death, but that new song sounds boring as fuck.

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