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Darkest Day

Obituary Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (15 Jun 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Candlelight
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 81,643 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. List of Dead
2. Blood To Give
3. Lost
4. Outside My Head
5. Payback
6. Darkest Day
7. This Life
8. See Me Know
9. Fields Of Pain
10. Violent Dreams
11. Truth Be Told
12. Forces Realign
13. Left To Die

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Yet another solid album from obituary! 15 Jun 2009
By Agma
Format:Audio CD
Obituary have been under fire quite often over the last few years mainly due to some fans criticising on their lax use of creative ideas, whilst i personally disagree with people from that camp, it is however hard to deny though that Obituary once again have delivered a quality death metal album with personality and unmistakeably Obituary.

Depending on your views with band progression, i'm afraid to say to anyone with a taste for a different Obituary this time round will be sorely dissapointed, "Darkest Day" for more reasons than one sounds very much a continuation from their previous effort "Xecutioners return" one could even go as far as saying that it's a part two which in many ways seems very resasonable.

The trademark sludgy thick guitaring is you will be glad to know more present than ever, complimented by John tardy's unique death metal yells,
this new release boasts some of the best new Obituary riffs since "Frozen in time" album and certainly less volume of some of the lazy and slow pedestrian paced songs present on Xecutioner.

However though as shortcuming this may be, there is absolutely no experimentation going on here whatsoever, more of the same is very fitting to an extent, but i do believe songs like the amazing "lost inside, outside my head and fields of pain" do credit this album up and above most of their previous releases.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars crushing death 28 July 2009
Format:Vinyl|Verified Purchase
Very, very good work. Well done. Death metal in classic sound. I have been fan of Obituary since 1990 and... no dissapointments. They never drop out of thier style and sound. Technically perfect. Better than a couple of their previos records.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars OBITUARY!!!! 10 July 2009
By Taylor Nordberg - Published on
Format:Audio CD
Obituary has yet again, shocked me with another great album! First of all, I'd like to say that I love the fact that they have released so much material over the past few years [Xecutioner's Return, Left To Die ep, Tardy Brothers, Darkest Day]. I have all the Obituary albums and I can honestly say I love every one. This one included. People wonder how the new album sounds? It's Obituary. nothing more. nothing less.

First of all, the sound:
Recorded at their own Redneck Studios, Obituary has improved their sound since their last album. The guitars are more crunchy, almost of a 'modern' World Demise-esque tone. John's vocals on this album are of course amazing. To me, one of the most consistent death metal vocalists. The album seems to have a small amount of vocals, but when they kick in, there's no mistaking who it is. Ralph Santolla's leads on this album are the most creative I've ever heard him play. Extremely complex, extremely fast, extremely tasty. The drums on the album are my favorite part. Donald's kick drum and his toms sound similar to the Cause of Death [Scott Burns' infamous drum sound] sound. Overall, very well produced and mixed.

The tracks:
Some classic Obituary style riffing, some that are nauseatingly fast/brutal for them. Also on this record are some of the heaviest riffs I've heard them put out since "Dying" off of Cause of Death. Towards the middle/end of Payback is an excellent example of this as well as all of Outside My Head. List Of Dead, the opening track is a major kick in the testicles. Totally brutal, and crushing throughout. Your Darkest Day stood out to me as well, while being slow and ominous reminiscent of Slowly We Rot. Violent Dreams is my personal favorite because it's extremely thrashing death metal, that sounds straight off of Slowly We Rot. Of course, you also get Forces Realign and Left To Die from their last EP [both goodies!]

Overall, an extremely solid Obituary album. I recommend for any classic death metal head, or anyone interested in finding out what the word "HEAVY" means.
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5.0 out of 5 stars this is what you want 1 July 2009
By znodog - Published on
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
If you're reading this,than most likely you are an old fan. And I got great news for you. This belongs right beside "The End Complete" and "Cause Of Death". Right from the opener and throughout this is the Obits in all their glory. Crunchy rhythm guitar clanging away, drums galloping along and of course the voice of John Tardy just the way you remembered it from Tampa Florida's glory days. In these days with the Sweden sound dominating the death metal scene its great to remember the late 80's early 90's period. And this Obituary's Darkest Days is right on and puts you in that time capsule. Obituary never put out that many albums so this is another fine treat and addition to their catalog. Anybody intrested in this band can start right here and work your way backwards and enjoy it all classic death, by one of the originators of the genre.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Death metal pioneers at full strength 8 Aug 2010
By Scott Hedegard - Published on
Format:Audio CD
Obituary, along with Morbid Angel, Death and Diecide form the nucleus of death metal as the world knows it, Florida and especially the Tampa area being a breeding ground for death metal like the Bay Area was for thrash. Must be the humidity or something, but these outfits all have that eerie lost in the swamp foreboding feel to them.
While Morbid Angel is the rightful leader of death metal, simply because their music is so weird and wonderful, not to mention heavier than a freight train full of black holes, Obituary represent a more streamlined approach to their death metal. Wisely adhering to the adage "if it ain't broke don't fix it", the Tardy brothers have honed a sound that recalls the heaviest riffage in rock history, primarily "Master Of Reality" era Black Sabbath and maybe a tad bit of stoner rock thrown in for good measure.
"Darkest Day", the most recent release, is a better produced CD than earlier efforts, the guitars brighter and lead work much improved. Plus, tempos are sped up, giving Obituary a little more stylistic freedom. But even with those changes, it's still vintage Obituary - John Tardy's yelping grunts at the front, pummeling drums and the trademark heavy guitar work that stings with great lead work and some of the heaviest rhythm tones you'll hear from anybody. This is death metal that can appeal to Sabbath fans who feel a bit leery of death metal, and a sound that really serves as an important link between the heavy rock of the early seventies and the intensity of death metal, with nary a hint of metalcore or deathcore, a huge plus in this reviewer's opinion. Metalcore and deathcore have become so abrasive and generic that any chance of a hook or great riff emerging from the chaos is all but zero. Metal fans wanting their metal heavier but not just an exercise in brutal noise are best advised to check out death metal, where licks and hooks still live under the grunting vocals. Obituary and Morbid Angel are the best places to start.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars this album destroys! 14 July 2009
By Kevin R. Mcwilliams - Published on
Format:Audio CD
from beginning to end this album crushes your skull, sonically. I was extremely surprised at how awesome this album was. It's that same Obituary sound, but with the quality production it always deserved. The riffs and the drumming pummel you like never before. And of course John is there pouring his guts into it as always. Can't wait to see them on this tour.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars another brutal obituary release 1 July 2009
A Kid's Review - Published on
Format:Audio CD
this cd has some of the best obituary has to offer minus allen west(still missed)but this cd seam better than xecutioners return to me,more focused and the added influence of new guy seams directed to blend in their signature sound better.they definetly took a slight variation to the standard writting style and sound for the ovious reason of staying fresh after all i loved the end complete and their return frozen in time were like twinsor part 1 &2 but you don't want every cd from them to resemble each other that closely.this one definetly changes the mold a bit but in a easliy consumed way not drastic manner.
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