Clocking in at a taut nine songs in 39 minutes without a second of filler, The End Complete may be
the definitive Obituary album. The band's third, it marks the return of lead guitarist Allen West
and it also marks an impressive leap forward in production. The songwriting and playing on Obituary's
past albums had been commendable, and The End Complete is no exception in that regard. Rather, it's the
return of West and the remarkable production job by Scott Burns that sets this album apart from its
predecessors. The return of West is important not only because his solos are one of the band's
trademarks but also because he's an integral songwriter, here co-penning four of the nine songs.
The crystal-clear, in-your-face production of Burns is not to be underestimated, either.