Rotting is an EP by the Brazilian extreme metal band Sarcófago. It was released in August 1989. Prior to recording, drummer Eduardo "D.D. Crazy" left the band to join Sextrash and was replaced by Manoel "M. Joker" Henriques. The EP was recorded following a brief tour to promote the band's debut release I.N.R.I. and was licensed to Music for Nations in Europe. The EP's cover was censored upon its release in the US. Later, the EP was seized by the authorities from European importers and distributors, once again because of its cover.
The EP features a much more technical approach than the band's previous effort I.N.R.I.. Additionally, instead of a collection of relatively short songs, the EP features four tracks over 6 minutes in length, the longest, "Tracy", nearly reaching the 9 minute mark. The EP does, however, retain the death metal sound of I.N.R.I., featuring several tempo and riff changes in amongst odd song structures, with "Tracy" containing approximately 20 riffs. The EP is also noticeably fast with the average tempo for each song being 260 beats per minute.