Suffocation Human Waste on Limited Edition LP
In death metal history, Suffocation stands unique for fusing the technical with the percussive, "older" styles of death metal as well as for being emulated more than any other band. Prior to Suffocation's formation, death metal used simple structures and repetitive, percussive beats ending in familiar resolutions to sound heavy and dark, but was often shunned by metal audiences as too rudimentary and redundant. Suffocation integrated the style with the sharp, often percussive down stroke rhythms of speed metal and far more complex song structures, a variety of influences, and bizarre, often-contrasting lead guitar.
Suffocation's legendary Human Waste (1991) is the blueprint by which disturbingly brutal, down tuned death metal has come to follow. Shortly after the band's 1990 formation and first demo recordings, Suffocation chose the upstart Relapse Records to issue its first official release which also happened to be the label's first release as well. Unrelentingly savage, Human Waste saw Suffocation bash out the beginnings of death metal's most visible style, the "New York death metal" combination of blasting grindcore beats and metallic textures.
Available on vinyl for the first time in over ten years, the 6-song set is now augmented with exclusive demo versions of "Involuntary Slaughter" and "Reincremation" which are both appearing on vinyl for the very first time. A legend is now reborn!
Suffocation Human Waste Track Listing:
1. Infecting the Crypts
2. Synthetically Revived
3. Mass Obliteration
5. Jesus Wept
6. Human Waste
7. Involuntary Slaughter (demo version)
8. Reincremation (demo version)