From page 82 of Classic Rock Magazine July 2000
Re-issues (Roadrunner) Obituary were really the epitome of the Morrisound Studios, Scott Burns-produced death metal genre of the late 80s and early 90s. John Tardy's deathly snarl was unique as, of course, was the band's ability to create some of the best song titles of all time who could forget dubiously titled songs like 'Body Bag', 'Chopped In Half', 'Slowly We Rot' and 'Turned Inside Out'?!
Remastered with additional
tracks, 1989's 'Slowly We Rot' (*****) was a full-on grinding affair as was the humongous 'Cause Of Death' (*****), from '90.
Both '92's 'The End Complete' (*****) and '94's 'World Demise' (*****) saw the band experiment more with song structures and melody without losing any aggression. In '97, 'Back From The Dead' (*****) showed a band who appeared to be treading water and the adequate live release 'Dead' (*****) always seemed like a record company cash-in first time round. For new fans, 'Slowly We Rot' is definitely the one.