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Obituary is one of the pioneering bands of the death metal genre. The band came from Tampa, Florida, and was founded as Executioner in 1985, and then changed their name to Xecutioner to avoid confusion with the other one. In 1988, shortly before the release of their first album "Slowly We Rot", they changed their name to Obituary. Obituary is considered an influential band in the Florida death metal movement that arose in the late 1980s. The 1990 release "Cause of Death" featured James Murphy on guitar (Cancer and Disincarnate) replacing Allen West for unknown reasons. This release has been described as a seminal album in the Death Metal genre. Vocalist John Tardy is recognized as one of the first vocalists to use an abnormally low growl (compared to the screechy growls used by predecessors Death and Possessed).


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    Kill all.
    Fight hell.
    Lesions fighting love.
    Fight them all in a living hell.
    Slowly rot and you die.
    Slowly We Rot  -  237,534 plays
    Chopped in half.
    Feel the blood spill from your mouth.
    With rotting ways comes destiny.
    Feel the soul taking over.
    Chopped in Half  -  229,570 plays
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    With the dying
    Rot in hell religious one
    (Cold fate) the chosen son
    Find the darkness kill the day
    You said you'd never cease saying
    Cause of Death  -  164,514 plays
    Write down! what I say!
    Fall back the evil way!
    Hold on words of prey...
    Burned in, the minds decay!
    Stand forth, lies pay!
    Evil Ways  -  113,185 plays
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