Slowly We Rot

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Slowly We Rot
Slowly We Rot.jpg
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 is the only Obituary album to feature bassist Daniel Tucker.

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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