Slow Motion Apocalypse

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Slow Motion Apocalypse
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 20, 1993 (1993-04-20)
RecordedOctober – December 1992 (1992-12)
GenreExperimental rock, industrial rock, alternative metal
LabelAlternative Tentacles
ProducerEric Holland
Grotus chronology
Slow Motion Apocalypse
The Opiate of the Masses

Slow Motion Apocalypse is the second studio album by Grotus, released on April 20, 1993, by Alternative Tentacles.[1] Boasting eastern music influences and a more mature sound, the album is considered by some to be the highlight of their career, despite Allmusic considering Brown their best album pick. The album also leans towards a more metal sound, unlike the first and last releases.[2]

Release and reception[edit]

Trouser Press noted that the album contains "the alluring music of Luddite and a judicious bit of the sampling activity of Brown" and "Middle Eastern flavor that conjures images of an armor-plated belly dancer."[2]


Publication Country Accolade Year Rank
Tip Germany "Albums of the Year" (Thomas Weiland)[3] 1993 7
Kerrang! United Kingdom "Albums of the Year"[4] 1993 14

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics are written by Lars Fox; all music is composed by Grotus, except "Good Evening" by Lars Fox and "Slow Motion Apocalypse" by Adam Tanner

1."Up Rose the Mountain"3:53
2."Good Evening"1:08
3."The Same Old Sauce"2:08
7."Kali Yugo"3:22
11."Slow Motion Apocalypse" (includes "Brown" (Remix) as a hidden track)14:21


Adapted from the Slow Motion Apocalypse liner notes.[5]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United States 1993 Alternative Tentacles CD, CS, LP Virus 118


  1. ^ "Grotus: Slow Motion Apocalypse > Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved March 30, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Goldman, Marlene; Robbins, Ira (2007). "Grotus". Trouser Press. Retrieved March 30, 2016.
  3. ^ "Tip - Albums of the Year". Retrieved 2009-01-26.
  4. ^ "Kerrang! - Albums of the Year". Retrieved 2009-01-19.
  5. ^ Slow Motion Apocalypse (booklet). Grotus. San Francisco, California: Alternative Tentacles. 1993.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)

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