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They are today one of the irreducible survivors of the death metal explosion that, in the transition from the 80s to the 90s, began to take shape in Florida, USA. Along with Death, Deicide and Morbid Angel, among others, they have achieved an undeniable position in the extreme music scene and, in times past, it is fair to say that much of what has been done on this spectrum over the last three decades probably would not be possible if there were no records like «Slowly We Rot», «Cause Of Death» and «The End Complete». Recorded between 1989 and 1992, it was with this trilogy of widely applauded and praised records that they established a reputation and set the rules for their very gender approach. Based on well-balanced riffs, inherited from Hellhammer and Celtic Frost, debited by Trevor Peres, Donald Tardy's pulverizing beats, and the inimitable guttural roar of his older brother John, the quintet became an underground phenomenon. Voted for a self-imposed freeze period in 1997, the band – whose line-up is now complete with Kenny Andrews on the second guitar and Terry Butler on bass – returned to activity six years later, willing to reclaim its prominent place among death metal pioneers. Since then, they have not looked back, keeping an intense performance on stage and in the studio, being the live album «Ten Thousand Ways To Die», released in the final stretch of 2016, the latest example of the muscular vitality they continue to conserve.

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