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!