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ObituaryCause Of Death

Genre:Rock
Style:Death Metal
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Tracklist

Infected5:34
Body Bag5:48
Chopped In Half3:43
Circle Of The Tyrants4:24
Dying4:29
Find The Arise2:49
Cause Of Death5:38
Memories Remain3:44
Turned Inside Out4:56

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Notes

Originally released on September 19th, 1990.

This album is considered a classic album in the history of death metal.

"Circle Of The Tyrants" is a cover, originally by Celtic Frost

It is their first release with longtime member Frank Watkins on bass, and also their first and only album with guitarist James Murphy, previously of the group Death.

The artwork was done by artist Michael Whelan, the original art is titled "Lovecraft's nightmare"

The cover art of this album was used in an H.P. Lovecraft collection, Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre, and part of it was used in The Tomb and The Doom That Came to Sarnath paperbacks.

It was supposed to be the cover of Sepultura's album Beneath the Remains, but Roadrunner Records let Obituary use it first.
Roadrunner Records forced Sepultura to use another Michael Whelan illustration for Beneath the Remains.

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    Cover of Cause Of Death, 1990, VinylCause Of Death
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    Roadracer Records – RO 9370 1, Roadracer Records – RO 9370-1Europe1990Europe1990
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    Cover of Cause Of Death, 1990, CDCause Of Death
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    R/C Records – RRD-9370, R/C Records – RRD 9370US1990US1990
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    Roadracer Records – RO 9370 8UK & Europe1990UK & Europe1990
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    Roadrunner Records – RCC 9370Europe1990Europe1990
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    Roadracer Records – RO 9370-2UK & Europe1990UK & Europe1990
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    Roadracer Records – RO 9370-1South Korea1990South Korea1990
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    R/C Records – RCD 9370US1990US1990
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    Cover of Cause Of Death, 1990, CassetteCause Of Death
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    Roadrunner Records – 176, Güneş Plak Ve Kaset – 176Turkey1990Turkey1990
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    Cover of Cause Of Death, 1990, CassetteCause Of Death
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    Roadrunner Records – RR 9370-4US1990US1990
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    Cover of Cause Of Death, 1990, CassetteCause Of Death
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    MG Records (2) – MG 0306Poland1990Poland1990
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    R/C Records – RCD 9370US1990US1990
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    Roadracer Records – RO 9370 4Netherlands1990Netherlands1990
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    Roadracer Records – RO 9370-4, CBS – RO 9370-4Malaysia1990Malaysia1990
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    Cover of Cause Of Death, 1990-12-16, CDCause Of Death
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    Far East Metal Syndicate – APCY-8038, Roadrunner Records – APCY-8038Japan1990Japan1990
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    Roadracer Records – RO 9370-1South Korea1990South Korea1990
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    Baron Music – B.M.-186Poland1990Poland1990
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    Estúdio Eldorado – 3.189Brazil1990Brazil1990
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    ALF – A-201Poland1990Poland1990
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    Roadracer Records – RO 9370 419901990
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    R/C Records – RR 9370-2US1990US1990
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    MG Records (2) – MG 0306Poland1990Poland1990
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    Cover of Cause Of Death, 1991, CassetteCause Of Death
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    MG Records (2) – MG 0306Poland1991Poland1991
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    Tact – 610Poland1991Poland1991
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    MG Records (2) – MG 0306Poland1991Poland1991
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    Roadrunner Records – KG-0980791, Roadracer Records – KG-0980791Indonesia1991Indonesia1991
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    Vortex Records (23) – VX 136Chile1991Chile1991
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    • MusicForNations's avatar
      Cause of death is definitely one of the best death metal albums ever. Along with Altars of madness (Morbid Angel), Scream bloody gore (Death) and Necroticism (Carcass), this album showed a completely different level and became, in fact, a breakthrough in death metal music. This album made Obituary a cult band. This is a classic of genre, and this one cannot be compared with any other albums, it must be heard.
      • tantalustorment's avatar
        Edited 4 months ago
        Le haut niveau , pas loin de mes grands favoris , quelle poigne ! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 𝟗,𝟓/𝟏𝟎
        • Full-of-Hate's avatar
          Full-of-Hate
          Edited 12 months ago
          A cult classic of Death Metal. The instrumental part is just delicious and here you can really hear it, unhurriedly, sweeping, sometimes unpretentious, but after listening to it, the feeling is still with a kind of taste of rough musical violence. The vocal is extremely maniacal and insane. According to the totality of successful musical ideas, this record is rightfully included in the pantheon of the best Death Metal releases of all time. Obituary and their early albums literally became synonymous with Florida death metal, being one of the most prominent names of their time and still remaining one of the most persistent and devoted veterans of the genre.

          The reissue from Listenable is the "least of evils". Of course, it is preferable to have such an album in the original format and listen to the original sound. But not all vinyls of 30+ years ago have survived to this day, as well as not all of their owners =) And piece copies in good condition cost more than reissues of all Obituary albums on new-made vinyl. In general, this edition sounds good, mastering does not spoil this record, which eventually gives a very rich and natural sound. Traditionally, I personally have some objections regarding the presence of bonus tracks on vinyl presses, but they also demonstrate a good sound here (although they still remain quite raw). The artwork does not have a sufficient level of sharpness, it looks blurry both on the main sleeve and on the inner insert. In principle, this problem is relevant for almost every first reissue of albums from the early 90s - not only for Obituary reissues, and not only from the Listenable label....

          If we talk about the quality of the vinyl, then there is a place for criticism. The purchase of this vinyl occurred at about the same time when a cartridge change was planned on my setup. When listening to with an old cartridge with a conical stylus, there was a lot of noise. When listening to with a new cartridge with a microline stylus, the noises has become almost insignicant (I can't say there aren't any at all, but they are heard only between tracks and from the quietest places of recording). Of course, no one wants to bother with a new vinyl, to special wash one and treated with antistatic, but in some cases it can help.
          • theunionist's avatar
            theunionist
            This reissue sounds amazing but the cover artwork is awful blurred.
            • marvelus10's avatar
              marvelus10
              A lot of surface noise, which is too bad because the music sounds pretty good. Contacted Listenable but never got a reply. Buyer beware
              • ilvinox's avatar
                ilvinox
                this RP version of cause of death is not official relase but i think a copy press...
                • nightofthevampire's avatar
                  Mine sounds incredible. Nothing wrong with it in any way.
                  • rambleast's avatar
                    rambleast
                    I've had two copies of this and both have terrible crackle right at the start of both sides that catches at the same point as the record turns. Sorry for not knowing the technical name for this.

                    Must be a bad pressing overall. Sounds great otherwise, ironically.
                    • MrMel's avatar
                      MrMel
                      Gorgeous center labels, the sound is great I've had this album on cassette,cd, and now vinyl and they all sounded great. The cover art looks great, but the back cover on the lp has pixelation issues, it's fine but not great u know? anyways if you've been w8ing for a copy of cause of death go ahead and scoop it up! listenable records has yet to let me down with any of their pressings! \m/
                      • Whoever cut this vinyl should be ashamed of themselves. it SUUUUCKS. but this album doesn't, the album itself is rad!

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