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The Best Obituary Albums of All Time

Updated June 15, 2018 1.2k votes 421 voters 14.9k views10 items

List RulesThis list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

This Obituary discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Obituary albums can be found at the top of the list. Since they’re such an influential band, let’s rank the best Obituary albums, with the help of your votes. Formed in October 1984 in Tampa, Florida, Obituary is critically acknowledged as one of the top bands that legitimized death metal, a sound that was defined with their 1989 debut,  Slowly We Rot.

To make it easy for you, we haven't included Obituary singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Obituary album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Obituary album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

This list includes everything from Obituary’s sophomore release Cause of Death to the more recent Inked in Blood, which debuted in 2014. This list of popular Obituary CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. 

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    1. Infected
    2. Body Bag
    3. Chopped in Half
    4. Circle of the Tyrants
    5. Dying
    6. Find the Arise
    7. Cause of Death
    8. Memories Remain
    9. Turned Inside Out

    • Release Date: 1990
    • Artist: Obituary
    • Producer: Scott Burns
    • Tracks: Infected, Turned Inside Out, Dying
    • Length (mins): 00:41:23
    • Label: Roadracer Records
    • Genres (Music): Death metal
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    1. Internal Bleeding
    2. Godly Beings
    3. Til Death
    4. Slowly We Rot
    5. Immortal Visions
    6. Gates to Hell
    7. Words of Evil
    8. Suffocation
    9. Intoxicated
    10. Deadly Intentions
    11. Bloodsoaked
    12. Stinkpuss

    • Release Date: 1989
    • Artist: Obituary
    • Producer: Scott Burns
    • Tracks: Bloodsoaked, 'Til Death, Words of Evil
    • Length (mins): 00:35:54
    • Label: RC Records
    • Genres (Music): Death metal
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    1. I'm in Pain
    2. Back to One
    3. Dead Silence
    4. In the End of Life
    5. Sickness
    6. Corrosive
    7. Killing Time
    8. The End Complete
    9. Rotting Ways

    • Release Date: 1992
    • Artist: Obituary
    • Producer: Scott Burns
    • Tracks: Killing Time, Sickness, Corrosive
    • Length (mins): 00:36:23
    • Label: RC Records
    • Genres (Music): Death metal, Doom metal
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  • 1. Redneck Stomp
    2. On the Floor
    3. Insane
    4. Blindsided
    5. Back Inside
    6. Mindset
    7. Stand Alone
    8. Slow Death
    9.  Denied
    10. Lockjaw

    • Release Date: 2005
    • Artist: Obituary
    • Producer: Mark Prator, Scott Burns
    • Tracks: Slow Death, Lockjaw, Insane
    • Length (mins): 00:34:22
    • Genres (Music): Death metal, Doom metal
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