1991 - Human Waste.
1991 - Effigy Of The Forgotten.
way more Helter Skelter.

May 1, 1991 - 2021: 30 years of: Human Waste.

The birth of NYDM.

4 letters that defines a new scene. Leave Tampa behind and head north, just before hitting Québec and you'll find rawness and brutality.

Raw and underproduced, the onslaught kicks-off with the imminent classick "Infecting The Crypts". The punches pushes and the voice of death settles in. Grainy and guttural, singer Frank Mullen is now the new standard to be reckoned with. The mid-part bass segment as also quickly become an instant signature in deathmetal.

Aural violence reaches another new level on "Synthetically Revived", starting with the massive intro-riff and toms thunder. Bleed profusely and end up in a "Catatonia", another fine piece of trendsetting deathmetal.

The Human Waste MCD is the spark that sat the NYDM scene afire, leading into countless copycats, yet the original remains the sickest and utmost heavy of the entire genre. The band also includes a new outlook on traditional metal-men: 2 African American members in their ranks, guitarist Terrance Hobbs and drum-destroyer Mike Smith. This unit will soon follow with their full Scott Burns produced late-1991 pristine CD: Effigy Of The Forgotten.

Hail New-York Death-Metal !

Human Waste = full MCD

October 8, 1991 - 2021: 30 years of: Effigy Of The Forgotten.

The growth of NYDM.

Thicker, fuller and deadlier. After setting the pace in the underground with the Human Waste EP in May 1991, this new-born killing-machine was set for more corpses in the big leagues.

Back then, two main paths were the norm in the genre: satanic-deathmetal and brutal-deathmetal. With an iron-fist to the rib-cage, SUFFOCATION made it perfectly clear the latter was now their own.

Brutal blunt force trauma bleeds wide open with "Liege Of Inveracity", one of deathmetal's most impressive opening-track. Chuggy riffing, intense jack-hammering drums and the voice of death. No mids, just deep low-ends on all accounts, straight through the board ...welcome to deathmetal's new-school of thoughts.

Brutal slamming moshing on "Effigy Of The Forgotten" and total destruction, again, on "Mass Obliteration" which features buddy George Fisher of MONSTROSITY on extra growls. Brutal sickness is exposed of the re-recorded demo-cut "Jesus Wept", an updated version that kills on cue, just like the tidalwave of "Infecting The Crypts" ...a pure morgue onslaught. Dig in !

There's some new kids on the block, a new classick is hatched. The slow mid-breakdown moshes are now part of the equation, a new branch in the extremes: slam-deathmetal. Witnessing this madness live in early 1992 was a piece of sheer beauty, I know, I was there and it felt really good.

With the impeccable Scott Burns produced Effigy Of The Forgotten CD, SUFFOCATION cemented the NYDM (New-York Death-Metal) scene ...a remote extension of Tampa's reign and bloody dominancy on the genre.

1991: the year for Death-Metal !

Effigy Of The Forgotten = full CD
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