Obituary: Slowly We Rot 12"
Latest pressing of another death metal classic, and Obituary's first album. The band had been around for several years before they recorded this (originally playing as Xecutioner), honing their own take on the soon-to-be-huge death metal sound. While not as technical as some of the bands out there, Obituary really stood out on the songwriting end of things, with a fluid and dynamic mix of tempos and straightforward but memorable riffing. If you dig the Celtic Frost / Hellhammer sound but haven't really waded too far into the waters of 1st-wave death metal this album would be a great place to start. Roadrunner Records