Slowly We Rot

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Slowly We Rot
Studio album by Obituary
Released May 16, 1989
Recorded 1988–1989 at Morrisound Recording, Tampa, Florida.[1]
Genre Death metal
Length 35:09
Label Roadrunner
Producer Scott Burns
Obituary chronology
Slowly We Rot
Cause of Death
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Slowly We Rot is the debut album by American death 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.[citation needed] Despite this, it is widely considered to be Obituary's heaviest album.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

  • Lyrics By John Tardy. Music By Obituary.
No. Title Length
1. "Internal Bleeding"   3:01
2. "Godly Beings"   1:55
3. "'Til Death"   3:56
4. "Slowly We Rot"   3:36
5. "Immortal Visions"   2:25
6. "Gates to Hell"   2:49
7. "Words of Evil"   1:55
8. "Suffocation"   2:35
9. "Intoxicated"   4:40
10. "Deadly Intentions"   2:09
11. "Bloodsoaked"   3:11
12. "Stinkupuss"   2:59
Total length:


  • Executive Producer: Monte Conner
  • Arranged By Obituary
  • Produced, Recorded & Engineered By Scott Burns
  • Mixed By Scott Burns, Donald Tardy & John Tardy
  • Mastered By Mike Fuller


  1. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. "Slowly We Rot - Obituary". Allmusic. Retrieved October 13, 2011. 

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