Suffocation – Effigy Of The Forgotten (1991)

This is some historical sick shit right here. Perhaps for its time one of the sickest and heaviest sounds ever, and a precursor to the entire sub-genre that we know today as slam or slamming death metal. There was just something more brutal about a lot of these New York bands compared to shit coming out elsewhere in the country – I guess it was maybe the hardcore influences, I don’t know. I’ve never been that big on slam but you can’t argue with Effigy Of The Forgotten. It is a slab of unforgiving death metal.

Also, Dan Seagrave’s art for this is just incredible.