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 is the only Obituary album to feature bassist Daniel Tucker.
In 1989,Metal Maniacs Magazine heralded The album,Slowly We Rot as thee heaviest album to see the light of day until Grave(Band) released their debut album,Into The Grave until Incantations Onward To Golgotha took the title in 1992.