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10 Old-School Death Metal Albums It’s Impossible To Live Without!

We. Can. Not. Live. Without. These. Albums!

Obituary – Cause Of Death (1990)

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As opposed to playing at lightning speed, Obituary were one of the few bands to slow down and still maintain death metal’s recognisable ferocity.

John Tardy’s vocals dominated as he belched, growled and summoned a legion of agonised sounds from his larynx to provide Obituary with their most unique feature. Not that the music on this old-school epic is anything but punishing, the arrival of guitar-legend James Murphy (for this one release only) perpetrated its own rewards as the band launched into a series of slowly decaying anthems.

“Chopped In Half” and “Find The Arise” bring the speed and “Dying” and the title-track often slow to a zombified crawl, the perfect juxtaposition of Obituary’s sound; one which embraces no light and a whole lot of shade.

Completely devoid of hope, Cause Of Death is a hauntingly bleak record which retains it’s ability to appall and enthral in equal measure.

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I love metal. Always have. Always will. As editor of Worship Metal - a site dedicated to being as positive about metal and its myriad of sub-genres as possible - my aim is to 'worship' metal through honest reviews, current news and a wide variety of features; offering the same exposure to underground bands as we do to mainstream/well known acts. Our mantra; the bands are partners and we exist to serve the bands \m/

3 Comments on 10 Old-School Death Metal Albums It’s Impossible To Live Without!

  1. Abramelin. Self Titled and Deadspeak albums. Check em out for ‘oldskool’.

    Great albums!!

  2. Héctor Hurtado // December 8, 2018 at 2:44 pm // Reply

    Deicide – Legion
    Cannibal Corpse – The Bleeding
    Benediction – Transcend the Rubicon
    Pestilence – Testimony of the Ancients
    Cynic – Focus
    Edge of Sanity – Spectral Sorrows
    Amorphis – Tales from the thousand lakes
    Kataklysm – Sorcery
    Gorefest – Erase

  3. There are lots of old school albums in the genre I couldn’t live without. But I’m in total agreement with these. All genre defining masterpieces.

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