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OBITUARY ON OBITUARY pt1

Posted on February 12, 2008

So here it is, OBITUARY’s own perception of their music. A track by track of their entire new album (pt1). If you haven’t heard the band CLICK HERE and check out INSANE track 3 from their forth coming album Frozen In Time. Go to the bands ARTIST PAGE to view the album artwork. This track-by-track is featured in the latest issue of ZERO TOLERANCE, as part of an awesome 4 page feature by Chris Alo. TRACK-BY-TRACK 1. REDNECK STOMP The opening track is a mid paced and repetitive head banger. Listening to it, you are patiently waiting for the vocals, which never come, and then the song quickly fades out. í¢ä‰åñWe figure it’s been eight years and it would be cool to make everyone wait just three more minutes for the vocalsí¢ä‰åŒ adds Donald. í¢ä‰åñIt’s also not an annoying intro where you will skip it for future listensí¢ä‰åŒ 2. ON THE FLOOR With the fade out of the previous track, the start of this is like a punch in the face. John Tardy belches forth with brutal delivery from the opening second in this fast paced number. The pace only slows down for the chorus. í¢ä‰åñThat’s a fast songí¢ä‰åŒ comments Frank Watkins. í¢ä‰åñIt’s got that hook and I think it will become one of the better known songs.í¢ä‰åŒ 3. INSANE Another relatively fast song, with Donald Tardy supplying the thundering drums while his brother lays down the especially tortured vocals. Sounds a bit like it could have easily been on The End Complete. í¢ä‰åñWe did that one on our European tourí¢ä‰åŒ comments Frank Watkins. í¢ä‰åñWhen we would play all the old songs we just throw that in and it fits in perfectly, like a classic. Some kids didn’t even know it was new.í¢ä‰åŒ 4. BLINDSIDED Originally titled Samurai, this one shows a lot of that Celtic Frost-inspired classic Obituary groove. Relatively evenly paced, the song carries on but never gets boring. í¢ä‰åñThat’s the meat and potatoes on the albumí¢ä‰åŒ explains Donald. í¢ä‰åñThe song is mid tempo and it just stays there. If another band tried playing at that level they would fall asleep. But with us there is still so much energy, it is just bad ass.í¢ä‰åŒ 5. BACK INSIDE Another very quick song, with lots of fast but basic guitar leads. Has a catchy chorus of John Tardy ruthlessly barking out í¢ä‰åñBack inside!í¢ä‰åŒ í¢ä‰åñThat was a song I already had writtení¢ä‰åŒ Trevor states. í¢ä‰åñ I came down here, got real stoned and came up with it real quick. I think there are only two or three riffs in the whole song,í¢ä‰åŒ he laughs. REMEMBER: OBITUARY – FROZEN IN TIME – OUT JULY 11th

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