Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Reconquering the Pit by Lay Down Rotten, download iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Reconquering the Pit

Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download music.

Album Review

Lay Down Rotten's 2007 release, Reconquering the Pit, may just win for the best metal album title of the year. However, the music contained within is your standard growl 'n' grind death metal — very few surprises are included here. If you're a death metal connoisseur, you've probably heard it all before, as Reconquering the Pit is overflowing with impeccable double bass drumming, shredding solos, and of course, Cookie Monster vocals: all crucial elements for your next death metal party. If you're looking for no-frills extreme metal, then tunes such as the title track and another exquisite title — "Sound of Breaking Bones" — should do. Reconquering the Pit? If you say so. Reinventing the death metal wheel? Certainly not.

Customer Reviews

Nice Speedy Guitar Riffs!!!

I downloaded "Sound Of Breaking Bones" and "Nihil" and those two songs by far are worth the ninety nine cents each. They have some unique guitar riffs and speedy drum beats. Don't hesitate to give "Lay Down Rotten" some attention!!!

nothing groundbreaking

All the elements are here for a death metal record. Nothing new, nothing fresh, nothing groundbreaking. The sound quality is good, I will admit that. But this band does nothing much to stand out. I do like nihil, but other songs sound like others who have come before them. Demons Breed sounds like it could have been on Malevolent Creation's Retribution album and All of this pain is very, very reminiscent of Morbid Angel's song "Summoning Redemption". This is average Death Metal to me.


Skaggs is exactly that, a skagg. Good, Good, Music. Listen to it, You'll know what I mean.


Genre: Metal

Years Active:

A German death metal band that originally came to be in 1999 as the solo project of vocalist Daniel Jakobi, Lay Down Rotten quickly expanded to a band within a year, and by November of 2000 had completed work on a four-track demo. Joined by a trio of musicians prior to the demo sessions, the group made a quick turnaround and was back in the studio in 2001 to put more down on tape. A series of successful shows in 2002 and word-of-mouth reaction from their demo releases served Lay Down Rotten well,...
Full Bio
Reconquering the Pit, Lay Down Rotten
View in iTunes
  • $9.99
  • Genres: Rock, Music
  • Released: Nov 13, 2007

Customer Ratings