Obituary - Dead 2-LP (Clear/Red vinyl)
Limited to 500 copies worldwide on 180 gram clear red vinyl. Double gatefold sleeve.
The tracks are numbered sequentially from 1 to 16 on the back cover.
Recorded live at Axis, Boston, M.A., U.S.A., September 10, 1997.
This was recorded the year prior at the Axis in Boston, when the band was touring up a storm for their Back from the Dead full-length. It's also curious in that I am pretty damned sure I was at the actual gig, though the half dozen times I've experienced Obituary through the years have admittedly muddled together in my brain. Regardless, this is quite an effort, with 16 tracks and excellent standards of production that should surely satisfy the avid follower of the band's carnal creations. Powerful, thick guitars, solid drumming and John Tardy giving a performance worthy of any studio effort. About the one element falling behind in the mix would be the bass, but it's not that you can't hear it: the instrument has simply never been dominant in the band's tone. As for the leads, they sound impressive, standing out on stage even more so than they do from the studio efforts.