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||Technical death metal, brutal 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 many fast blast beats drumming and quick fills involved.
Liege Of Inveracity is often regarded as the first slam riff in metal.
|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
- Terrance Hobbs – lead guitar
- Doug Cerrito – rhythm guitar
- Josh Barohn – bass
- Mike Smith – drums
- George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher – guest vocals on "Reincremation" and "Mass Obliteration."
- Produced, engineered and mixed by Scott Burns
- Mastered by Eddy Schreyer