Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Obituary – Xecutioner’s Return

Xecutioner’s Return

This album smokes. It sounds like Obituary is releasing all that pent-up rage from their dealings with Roadrunner. After signing with the well-respected Candlelight Records, the band refocused its efforts and, in 2007, delivered a soon-to-be classic that will sit along side Slowly We Rot and The End Complete. Unlike Metallica, Guns n Roses, Monster Magnet, Stone Temple Pilots, and the rest, Obituary actually did recapture the magic of the old days.

Allen West's lead guitar work on Xecutioner’s Return is outstanding. John Tardy sounds great. The whole band sounds great. Donald Tardy, Trevor Perez and Frank Watkins are still the masters of those stoned, caveman, almost-Black-Flag-like metal riffs. This band rules. Hail Obituary!

Obituary – Xecutioner’s Return


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