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EP REVIEW: Ten Thousand Ways To Die – Obituary

Floridian death metal stalwarts OBITUARY are poised to embark on a lengthy European co-headline tour along side thrash metal titans EXODUS on the Battle Of The Bays tour but beforehand they have provided a glimpse of the impending carnage with their new double-barrelled single Ten Thousand Ways To Die due for release on Relapse Records on October 21st.

If you have listened to the abundance of material that OBITUARY have masterfully crafted over the course of the last 30 years you already have preconceived notions of what to expect as they do not tend to deviate from their already well established sound but the powerful combination of Ten Thousand Ways To Die and Loathe is definitely sufficient enough to whet the appetite for their highly anticipated 10th studio record due for release early 2017.

Long gone are the days of muddy live B-sides strung along as bonus tracks and the collection of live tracks recorded on their tour supporting their previous release Inked In Blood are a welcome addition to the new material as the band nail everything in sight with piercing accuracy. The unmistakable snarls of John Tardy and the sludgy sledgehammer blows provided by Trevor Peres/Kenny Andrews as they plow through fan favourites such as Slowly We Rot, Chopped In Half and Don’t Care are a statement that OBITUARY are not showing any signs of fatigue just yet.

Rating: 7/10

Ten Thousand Ways To Die - Obituary

Ten Thousand Ways To Die is set for release on October 21st via Relapse Records.

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