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  • Summary: The 10th full-length release for the Florida death metal band led by John Tardy was recorded at his home studio.
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Ten Thousand Ways to Die
Lay down a peace formation Lay out your prayer for me Lay down a peace formation Now lay down Ways to die Lay down a peace formation Lay out your... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Alternative Press
    Mar 16, 2017
    100
    Nearly 30 years into their career, this is one of their hardest and heaviest albums. For younger death-metal bands, the message is clear: "Wait 'til your father gets home." [Apr 2017, p.82]
  2. Mar 16, 2017
    80
    Latest recruits Kenny Andrews (lead guitar) and Terry Butler (bass) have brought renewed focus to both songwriting and sound.
  3. Kerrang!
    Mar 16, 2017
    80
    Some of the best songs [Obituary] have penned, nearly 33 years after their inception. [18 Mar 2017, p.52]
  4. Mar 16, 2017
    80
    While it would be difficult to top their classic releases, it stands nonetheless as an achievement that Obituary could create such a vibrant and energetic album this far into their career.
  5. Mar 20, 2017
    76
    In 2017, the challenge for a veteran metal act is to not relentlessly innovate, but to mine any small new parts of their sound. Kreator and Immolation have proved successful in this regard already, and Obituary, while sticking closer to their roots, have also proven their vitality here.
  6. The Wire
    Jun 2, 2017
    70
    Less successful is “Turned To Stone”, a somewhat sluggish performance that indicates a temporary loss of direction, hobbled by formless vocal grunts that are accompanied by bouts of panic stricken death metal guitar noodling when the otherwise omnipresent grim mood falters. Mercifully Obituary swiftly regain their footing and kick back with “Straight To Hell.” [Apr 2017, p.52]
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