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World Demise
World Demise
Genres: Rock, Metal
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #1


CD Details

All Artists: Obituary
Title: World Demise
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Roadrunner Records
Release Date: 9/6/1994
Genres: Rock, Metal
Style: Death Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: World Demise
UPCs: 016861899523, 016861899547

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CD Reviews

Don't Care
Patrick Stott | Rolleston, Canterbury, New Zealand | 07/29/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Obituary were victims of their own success. With the stunning combination of a legendary debut, a follow up album which many rate better than the first, and a third album which was the highest selling Death Metal album of all time, it was bound to come a little unstuck on the fourth album.There is nothing obviously wrong with 'World Demise'. It takes the raw brutality of 'Slowly We Rot', the Celtic Frost worship of 'Cause Of Death', and the clinical precision of 'The End Complete' to a new level. Everything Obituary made their name with is here - thunderous guitars, assault and battery of the drum kit and of course Donald Tardy's trademark vomitory death grunt.Obituary developed a very tight sound, which first became evident on 'The End Complete', and became fully operational here. A lot of the fuzzier, less distinct parts of Trevor Peres' rhythm guitar were sharpened up. Some of the charm of early Obituary was the fact it was recorded primitively, giving it a warm "feel". Crisper production, and improvements in playing technique took a lot of that feel and character away from the band's sound. In its place is a more precise, colder, almost robotic feel, more synthetic than natural. Everything seems exact, deliberate, planned, and faultless. Many former fans were put off.What better than a mechanical sound for decrying pollution and industrialisation though? Opener "Don't Care" and "Solid State" particularly demand instant respect for exacting execution. Like an automated Orwellian nightmare, they stamp on your conscious mind remorselessly. Escaping the nightmare, "Final Thoughts" explores the last flickers of neurons through the brain before you pull the trigger.Death Metal can be a very restrictive genre to work within. A lot of fans expect things to be exactly right, with little room for deviation. Obituary tried something a little different here. There are vocal samples mumbling away under a lot of the tracks. Who knows what they are saying, but the almost subliminal effect on the sound is engaging. Also, on final track "Kill For Me", there are African tribal percussion samples. The loop adds an interesting percussive effect. It is unfortunate the band did not explore this avenue further.Time hasn't been terribly kind to this album. The first three are fondly remembered by most fans, but not this for some reason. It is really a continuation of 'The End Complete'. Perhaps it is because Death Metal had progressed and caught up with where Obituary had been five years earlier."
Excellent Death groove album
L. Bazan | Brownsville, Tx USA | 06/21/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"You wouldn't believe how suprised I was to see "World Demise" and "The End Complete" together on one disk for only 15 dollars.What a steal this was and how amazed I was when I heard World Demise. This is an excellent Death metal cd that grooves hard but crunches heavy.I love the brutality of this album, the singer screams his ass off and the guitar work is simple yet fits right in with their style of music. The lead work is great and they prove they ar worthy of their spot in the metal world along with bands like Cannibal Corpse, Death,and Morbid Angel.Five stars for anyone who likes metal that grooves yet kicks serious ass. Their best album"
((_World Demise_))
Mono-Grind | Here | 02/27/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Obituary are a classic Death Metal band. Combining slow death metal riffs, and inhuman vocals. All of these songs are just so perfect. It's hard to fault them.

The album starts off with the awesome groove of "Don't Care". They have a video for this song too, which goes together with the World Demise kind of reality..Because they're playing in a field with dull factories in the background, and black smoke in the air. I especially like John Tardy's vocals on this song too.

The second song, "World Demise" is a little faster. But still has a certain 'groove' to it. (Not sure if groove is the right word here, but i hope you know what i mean..) "Burned In", the 3rd song, is definitely one of my favourite Obituary songs. It just has a powerful riff to it, and is hard to explain. Basically, like i said..I can't fault any of these songs as they're all great.

The bonus songs here on this CD are, Killing Victims Found*, Infected* (Live), Godly Beings* (Live) and Body Bag* (Live)..To hear them Live is great too. I hope someday they come out with an Obituary DvD. I'm sure all Obituary fans are hanging out for that. ..The song, Killing Victims Found, just destroys too, by the way.

Honestly, if you are into Death Metal even a little bit..check this band, and this album, out. I doubt after listening to this, that you could fault it either. It's a classic Death Metal album that, i think, doesn't get enough recognition. It's definitely in my Top 10 Death Metal albums, that I own.

Easily 5/5."