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It’s no ‘Cause of Death’, but its still a great album,
This review is from: The End Complete (Reissue) (Audio CD)
Having peaked with their 2nd album ‘Cause of Death’ Obituary have spent the rest of their career releasing albums that just come up short of their past glories. The bands 3rd album ‘The End Complete’ is pretty much sonically identical to the last album, with only the slightly more punchy drum sound separating the two, so inevitably the album suffers a little from failing to take the band anywhere new, though to be fair to them this album is probably the closest they ever came to equalling the mighty ‘Cause of Death’, and still easily warrants a five star rating in it’s own right. There are no real fillers on the album, and some of the riffs rank amongst the best they have ever come up with (such as the lurching stop start finale of the title track, or the groovy instrumental opening two minutes of Killing Time) and the bands use of time signatures is excellent, with the mix between faster groovier riffs and crushingly heavy moments exemplified by the close of In The End Of Life, where the band gradually slow down the main guitar part into a real sludgy doom riff.
‘The End Complete’ may follow too closely in the footsteps of ‘Cause of Death’ to ever match that album, but this is still one of the bands better efforts. Supposedly the best-selling death metal album ever, ‘The End Complete’ is a worthy bestseller.
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Initial post: 7 Dec 2012 12:31:24 GMT
G. Dann says:
The End Complete is the slightly better album for me. For me they peaked with THIS album not Cause of Death. Both f***ing rock though!!!
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