Obituary - World Demise review



Reviewer:
7.9

198 users:
8.02
Band: Obituary
Album: World Demise
Release date: September 1994


01. Don't Care
02. World Demise
03. Burned In
04. Redefine
05. Paralyzing
06. Lost
07. Solid State
08. Splattered
09. Final Thoughts
10. Boiling Point
11. Set In Stone
12. Kill For Me
13. Killing Victims Found [Japanese, limited edition digipack bonus]
14. Infected [Live at Dynamo Festival 1992] [bonus]
15. Godly Beings [Live at Dynamo Festival 1992] [bonus]
16. Body Bag [Live at Dynamo Festival 1992] [bonus]


The fourth Obituary album, This time obituary changed a little bit their style, they experimented a lot with some effects, different (more clean) vocals, and longer riffs.

"Don't Care" is a great song the best one if you ask me, some thrashy Riffs and drum beats, cool solos and usual bass-lines, the actual great thing in Don't Care is the vocals, finally we can understand what Jhon Tardy is saying (is that good? I don't know exactly), after some minutes the song changes it's pulse and some great new riffs are shown. We can also highlight "Redefine" not for it's greatness but for it's rareness, this is a weird song, Obituary playing with intro effects? And with an oddly alternative riff?, anyway, the song is ok it has some amazing "stops" and the greatest drumming in World Demise for sure, and in the minute 2:13 the song gets a great new beat, violent and finally some old school elements (speed, drumming, guitar solo, etc.)

It's not a bad album at all(in fact the lyrics are very good), most people say that this is the last good album Obituary made, I agree, the thing is that in World Demise we can anticipate where Obituary is heading, the songs are no longer Brutal nor filled with crazy ascending solos, or old school drumming, they focused more in to make a best seller than a real good product, not their worst album but sure not their best, World Demise has it's good and bad moments, this album shows that sometimes the old sound is the best sound, that experimenting is not always good, even the cover is different but at least it matches with the title, also it has a great production, very clean, not the best but very clean.

I truly love Obituary, I don't expect exact precision or perfect songs, I admit after releasing masterpieces like "Slowly We Rot" and "Cause Of Death" and selling albums as "The End Complete" it's difficult to make better things, I just think this "World Demise" album lacks of polished music, that's all.

Written by Herzebeth | 07.01.2005


 


Comments

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31.12.2007 - 02:11
Syk
myspace/bonerama
Aw, it's not that bad. I've been spinning this disc a lot this past month. Mainly for Redefine, damn that song owns, but the others aren't bad at all. Other highlights would be Paralyzing, Splattered with its sampled rhythm thing, the first two, actually everything before track 12, and then 13's good too.

Overall not as good as the other ones before it of course, but I like it more than their last two (haven't heard BFTD), I'd score it around 8.4
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31.12.2007 - 02:18
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Syk on 31.12.2007 at 02:11

Aw, it's not that bad. I've been spinning this disc a lot this past month. Mainly for Redefine, damn that song owns, but the others aren't bad at all. Other highlights would be Paralyzing, Splattered with its sampled rhythm thing, the first two, actually everything before track 12, and then 13's good too.

Overall not as good as the other ones before it of course, but I like it more than their last two (haven't heard BFTD), I'd score it around 8.4


He gave it a 7.9 for crying' out loud, that means it is a good album. At school you'd be happy with a 7.9 or 79/100.
I quite agree wiht this rating, the first two were superior and EVERYTHING (also Xcutioner's Song) was worse.
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31.12.2007 - 02:23
Dangerboner
:D
hmm, I need to listen to this album again. I bought it for really cheap a while ago, but I only managed to listen to it once because I didn't like it much. It just seemed too slow....I dunno though, I'll check it out again because of the positive things being said about it. FWIW - I would have given it about a 6.7, but that's only from one listen.

BTW Marcel, I would not be happy with a 79/100 grade at school.

Edit - I like it more now
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31.12.2007 - 02:25
Syk
myspace/bonerama
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 31.12.2007 at 02:18
At school you'd be happy with a 7.9 or 79/100.
No, I wouldn't either

Well pyro, I guess it is fairly slow, and I usually hate groove but here it just works for me. Probably cos they mix it up every once in a while
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02.12.2008 - 19:06
Uirapuru
Liver Failure
'the songs are no longer Brutal nor filled with crazy ascending solos, or old school drumming'

damn... i was expecting much more when i bought it..
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01.09.2009 - 06:39
XAV_METALOGIST
Bah .. It's one of my favorite of them .. all album of obituary have some good things to listen
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09.02.2010 - 21:39
Deadmeat
Necrobutcher
Basically for me Dont Care is the worst song in the first 4 Obituary albums. i find it really bad. i dont know why. sadly this album has nothing more than nice groove, good vocals and Some Really Nice Solos. Splattered is also a bad song.
World Demise and Solid State are the best IMO.
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07.03.2010 - 17:29
I_Die_Often
I like Final Thoughts, very simple song, but sticks in my head.
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