Despise the Sun

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Despise the Sun
EP by Suffocation
Released April 30, 1998
Recorded Cove City Sound Studios, New York, New York
Genre Technical death metal
Length 16:34
Label Vulture Records;
Re-release on Relapse
Producer Scott Burns
Suffocation chronology
Pierced from Within
Despise the Sun
Souls to Deny
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Despise the Sun is an EP released in 1998 by Suffocation. It was the last recording before Suffocation's breakup (and subsequent reformation in 2003), and the last to feature guitarist Doug Cerrito and bassist Chris Richards. Like the albums Effigy of the Forgotten and Pierced from Within, it was produced by Scott Burns, although it would also prove to be their last album recorded with Burns, as by the time they had reformed he had retired from the music industry.

The last track, "Catatonia", originally appeared on the Human Waste EP.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Funeral Inception" Doug Cerrito Cerrito 3:57
2. "Devoid of Truth" Cerrito Dave Culross, Cerrito, Terrance Hobbs 2:31
3. "Despise the Sun" Cerrito Cerrito, Hobbs 3:21
4. "Bloodchurn" Frank Mullen Culross, Cerrito, Hobbs 2:43
5. "Catatonia" Suffocation Suffocation 3:59
Total length: 16:34


  • Doug Cerrito - design, layout, logo, cover concept
  • Brian Harding - engineering assistant
  • Steve Heritage - mixing assistant, mastering assistant
  • Robert Weigel - band photography
  • Dave Culross - cover concept
  • Jason Fligman - executive producer
  • Travis Smith - artwork, design, layout, cover concept
  • Scott Burns - producer, engineering, mixing, mastering