Effigy of the Forgotten
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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.
|Effigy of the Forgotten|
|Studio album by|
|Studio||Morrisound Recording, in Tampa, Florida|
|Genre||Technical death metal, brutal death metal|
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.
The riff in the song "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
- Allmusic review
- Shteamer, Hank (November 19, 2018). "Farewell, Frank Mullen: Suffocation's Death-Metal Maestro Goes Out on Top". Rolling Stone. Retrieved September 9, 2019.