Slowly We Rot is the debut album by Americandeath metal band Obituary. It was released on May 16, 1989 and is the only album on which Obituary used E standard guitar tuning, as opposed to the D standard tuning used on all their other albums. Despite this, it is widely considered to be Obituary's heaviest album.Slowly We Rot is the only Obituary album to feature bassist Daniel Tucker, guitarist Allen West would leave soon after but returned for the third album The End Complete. It was re-released in 1997.
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.