Effigy of the Forgotten
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|Effigy of the Forgotten|
|Studio album by Suffocation|
|Released||October 22, 1991|
|Studio||Morrisound Recording, in Tampa, Florida|
|Genre||Death metal, technical death metal|
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.
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 a lot of fast blast beats drumming and quick fills involved.
Sometime around the 2:56 mark within the track "Liege of Inveracity" is reportedly said to be the very first slam riff in death metal history.
|1.||"Liege of Inveracity"||Barohn||Hobbs, Cerrito||4:28|
|2.||"Effigy of the Forgotten"||Barohn||Hobbs, Cerrito, Barohn||3:47|
|3.||"Infecting the Crypts"||Cerrito||Hobbs, Cerrito, Barohn||4:45|
|4.||"Seeds of the Suffering"||Mullen||Hobbs, Cerrito||5:51|
|5.||"Habitual Infamy"||Cerrito||Hobbs, Cerrito||4:15|
|6.||"Reincremation"||Cerrito, Barohn||Cerrito, Smith||2:52|
|7.||"Mass Obliteration"||Smith, Barohn||Hobbs, Cerrito, Barohn||4:30|
|9.||"Jesus Wept"||Barohn||Hobbs, Cerrito||3:38|
- Frank Mullen – vocals
- Doug Cerrito – guitars
- Terrance Hobbs – guitars
- Josh Barohn – bass
- Mike Smith – drums
- George Fisher - Guest vocals on "Reincremation" and "Mass Obliteration".
- Produced, engineered & mixed by Scott Burns
- Mastered by Eddy Schreyer