January 2023 Album of the Month: Obituary’s Dying of EverythingThursday, 2nd February 2023
Obituary’s 11th studio foray, Dying of Everything, has snagged our Album of the Month honors. It’s not really much of a surprise since the Floridians are the bastions of consistency and savagery. But, as Matt Coe details below, Obituary still has plenty in the tank — probably than bands half their age.
Mainstays of the original Florida death metal scene, Obituary seem to be receiving steady accolades and public buzz/interest due to a recent bio book done by the creator of this site plus strong touring slots as of late (Amon Amarth, Decibel magazine tour with Municipal Waste, Black Label Society and Prong across North America alone during 2021-22). Beyond spending downtime revisiting the early albums in a live, quarantine setting, we’ve arrived at Dying of Everything – the 11th studio album and first in six years for the group. Energetic inspiration courses through these ten paint peeling cuts, infused with that caveman tenacity and drive that makes the band one of a kind, unrivaled next to any other death unit coming down the pike.
Many wondered if death metal as a genre would last thirty years to penetrate a second (or third) generation of heavy music consumers. Obituary stride valiantly into their fifties for Dying of Everything as if they are escaping the Florida humidity, these veterans not ready to let go of the reliable mantle as dependable originators with plenty left in the tank creatively.
Read the full review here!