Frozen In Time

February 6, 2007 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: July 11, 2005
  • Release Date: February 6, 2007
  • Label: Roadrunner Records
  • Copyright: 2005 The All Blacks B.V.
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  • Total Length: 34:16
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  • ASIN: B0011ZVUW0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,025 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

The vocals are good and the musicianship is top-notch.
A. Stutheit
Obituary, yes it is very good, there some cool riffs, but nothing really original.
randy_whacksitdaily
This Obituary sounds like the ones all their fans missed while they were gone.
Drifter

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A. Stutheit on September 30, 2005
Format: Audio CD
After several long years, Floridian death metal legends Obituary return with an album which has my vote for one of the year's best metal releases.

Now, since this is their first record in years, I think it's pretty obvious that some of "Frozen In Time" is going to sound sort similar to past albums. This is a comeback album, and comeback albums should doubtlessly be great, so it's wise of the band to stick to what they know best. It's as the old cliche goes: if it ain't broken, don't fix it! Think about it: do you listen to a comeback album and think "dang, it's good to have these guys back?" Or do you wish they would have made an experimental album, which isn't guaranteed to be great?

Plus, few albums sound like this one anymore, because few bands sound as well as they did back when they first formed. Isn't it kind of refreshing to hear a C.D. from a band that hasn't attempted to latch on to a more popular genre, like nu-metal or metalcore? And finally, I don't see how anyone can complain about this album when it sounds this great!

The vocals are good and the musicianship is top-notch. The instrumental album opener, "Redneck Stomp," is a personal favorite of mine, but track three, "Insane," with propulsive, occasionally rhythmic riffs, might be another high point of the album. And it's just as easy to like "Blindsided," which has a stomping, churning main riff, and the blistering, old-school Sepultura-esque "Back Inside." Other standout tracks include the stop-start, almost cascading riffs of "Slow Death," and the album ending "Lockjaw," which has a catchy beat and chugging, running guitar work.

I like this album best when its pace is fast, and even when it slows down a bit, it sounds fine.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By JK2 on August 26, 2005
Format: Audio CD
There is nothing progressive or revolutionary here, but if you're interested in buying the new Obituary, you're probably glad to hear that. Gone is the pseudo-politics of WORLD DEMISE, and the abyssmal experimentation of BACK FROM THE DEAD. On FROZEN IN TIME, Obituary is doing what they do best, straight forward, mid-90s Florida death metal. Think THE END COMPLETE with the spunk of SLOWLY WE ROT. John Tardy's voice is as ghoulish as ever, and, while the song writing is very formulaic, it seems fresh and more energetic then their previous 2 efforts. Highlights include the relentless "On the Floor," the Celtic Frost-style "Stand Alone," and the incredible closer "Lockjaw" which is quite possibly one of my favorite Obituary songs of all time. Death Metal lives!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Whiney Boy on September 2, 2005
Format: Audio CD
I didnt even know Obituary had even made another record, but once I found out I couldnt wait, and it didnt disappoint. I think its kind of a mix between The End Complete (their best in my opinion) and Back From the Dead (their worst, but still with a few good songs). If this had been some new band fresh off the shelves, I would rate it a lower, but seeing as Obituary are one of the originators of the genre, staying with the "old school" stuff is not only acceptable in my book its actually somewhat refreshing. Maybe it just brings me back to 1989 when I bought Slowly We Rot and was almost crushed by the sheer weight of the music and couldnt believe my ears, but I found this very enjoyable. People looking for something new and original will not be that excited about this offering, but Obituary fans or any death metal fan wanting to remember the "good old days" will find it well worth the price.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By DevilsWings on July 20, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Obituary's new album "Frozen in Time" lives up to the title. I have been listening to Obituary since "Cause of Death" in 1990. Their first 3 albums are all classics (Slowly We Rot, Cause of Death & The End Complete). When Obituary released "World Demise" in 1994 I started to lose interest as they tried the "political" route, which was a stretch for them. Anyway, they released a half ass album in 1997 with "Back From the Dead" and I gave up hope. 2005: Obituary is back! Their new album takes up where "The End Complete" left off. They are similar to AC/DC & Bolt Thrower in the fact that they don't change too much from their formula music wise. Each song is filled with crushing riffs that are redundant but catchy. John's vocals are still just as brutal as ever. All the songs are mid-paced straightforward death metal with a production from Scott Burns that is also from 1992. If you have been a long time Obituary fan, the only thing that will disappoint you will be that the riffs are not quite as memorable as their first 3 albums, but is still well worth a listen for the money. I was actually surprised that Obituary could still pull off an album like this after Back From the Dead. The album stands up against any of the newer Death Metal CDs out there. For someone like me who grew up on this style, I was excited to hear the album and was not let down. A good pick overall. If you are more into technical death metal, you will want to stay away and pick up the new HATE ETERNAL.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Destroy Boy on January 14, 2006
Format: Audio CD
This is an aptly titled release for the second coming of these death metal legends. They basically

ignored every single trend in metal in the last 8 years and came out with an album that absolutely

reeks of vintage early 90's Obituary. That means crushing, detuned menaces whose thick

grooves creep along only to speed up and break their barriers like a swollen river overflowing the

banks. And don't forget the tortured screams of John Tardy who has to be one of the most

memorable vocalists in all of metal.

Never has there been a band, not even kindred spirits Grave, that can take relatively simple chord

progressions and make them sound so brutal. And brutal it is. Thanks to modern production

techniques this album absolutely kills it when it comes to low end punishment. That's what

makes Frozen In Time such a great addition to the Obituary catalog. For those of us with the

original releases we never really got to here Obituary sound this good so to come out with a

classic album that almost tops their earlier work is pretty stunning.

Of course this stick to the knitting approach, even more so than their last couple albums, means

you won't find any surprises on here. That might be something to complain about if Obituary had

steadily put out albums in the last decade but, seeing as no one has been able to match this

sound, I think it's a perfect move to come out with an old school album to rally the fans. Whether

this is a one off or the start of another slew of albums remains to be seen but this is a great start

to a new chapter in the history of Obituary.

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