Slowly We Rot is the debut album by Americandeath metal band Obituary. It was released on May 16, 1989 and is also the only album on which Obituary used E standard guitar tuning, as all of Obituary's other albums use D standard tuning. Despite this, it is widely considered to be Obituary's heaviest album. It was re-released in 1997.
Slowly We Rot was the only Obituary album featuring Daniel Tucker on bass. His replacement, Frank Watkins, would play on their next seven albums, before he left the band in 2010.