Effigy of the Forgotten

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Effigy of the Forgotten
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Studio album by Suffocation
Released October 22, 1991
Recorded 1991
Studio Morrisound Recording, in Tampa, Florida
Genre Technical death metal, brutal death metal[1]
Length 37:06
Label Roadrunner
Producer Scott Burns
Suffocation chronology
Human Waste
(1991)
Effigy of the Forgotten
(1991)
Breeding the Spawn
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Effigy of the Forgotten is the debut full-length album by New York-based death metal band Suffocation, released in 1991. The cover artwork was created by Dan Seagrave. Several of the tracks had appeared on earlier releases: "Reincremation" and "Involuntary Slaughter" were re-recorded from the Reincremation demo, while "Infecting the Crypts", "Mass Obliteration", and "Jesus Wept" appeared originally on the Human Waste EP.

Both this album and Pierced from Within have been re-released by Roadrunner Records as part of the Two from the Vault series.

The album was dedicated to the memory of fellow metal band Atheist's bassist Roger Patterson, who had been killed in a car crash earlier in 1991.

Musical style[edit]

Effigy of the Forgotten is considered to be one of the first death metal albums to have a highly sophisticated level of technical proficiency. The guitars are very low-end and down-tuned whilst using a lot of tremolo picking and fast alternate-picked notes alongside many fast blast beats drumming and quick fills involved.

Liege Of Inveracity is often regarded as the first slam riff in metal.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Liege of Inveracity"BarohnHobbs, Cerrito4:28
2."Effigy of the Forgotten"BarohnHobbs, Cerrito, Barohn3:47
3."Infecting the Crypts"CerritoHobbs, Cerrito, Barohn4:45
4."Seeds of the Suffering"MullenHobbs, Cerrito5:51
5."Habitual Infamy"CerritoHobbs, Cerrito4:15
6."Reincremation"Cerrito, BarohnCerrito, Smith2:52
7."Mass Obliteration"Smith, BarohnHobbs, Cerrito, Barohn4:30
8."Involuntary Slaughter"MullenHobbs3:00
9."Jesus Wept"BarohnHobbs, Cerrito3:38

Personnel[edit]

Suffocation

Guest musician

Production

  • Produced, engineered and mixed by Scott Burns
  • Mastered by Eddy Schreyer

References[edit]