Suffocation Effigy Of The Forgotten on Import LP
In death metal history, Suffocation stands unique for fusing the technical with the percussive, brutal "older" styles of death metal as well as for being emulated more than any other band. Forming in 1989, Suffocation issued their Human Waste EP on Relapse Records in 1991. Complex and unrelentingly savage, Human Waste saw Suffocation bash out the beginnings of death metal's most visible style, the "New York" combination of blasting grind core beats and metallic textures.
This was only but the beginning. In 1991 the now classic, Effigy of the Forgotten was released via Roadrunner Records. The band's full-length studio debut took the rhythmic relentlessness of hardcore beats, put them into speed metal structures and overlaid off-time counterpoint structures. Effigy of the Forgotten took Suffocation to a new plane, taking the multiple languages of music and unifying them in an evocative, thundering chorus of death metal.