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Effigy of the Forgotten vs. Pierced From Within

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by Hammer of Might, May 26, 2005.

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Which album is better?

  1. Effigy of the Forgotten

    11 vote(s)
    47.8%
  2. Pierced From Within

    12 vote(s)
    52.2%
  1. Hammer of Might

    Hammer of Might New Metal Member

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    Which Suffocation album do you think is better, Effigy of the Forgotten or Pierced From Within?

    I just mention these two because I own both and I can't really decide between them. Pierced.. seems to be the one more commonly raved about, but I find it a tough decision.

    I love Effigy.. and it's sheer aggression and freshness, as well as the great groves and rhythms that I don't really get bored of. However, Pierced.. is I suppose more technical and some of the riff work is so blistering I really can't decide.

    No faggots saying "listen to X instead", just argue for one or the other.
     
  2. Edgecrusher

    Edgecrusher God To The Godless

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    can't really explain it, but ive always found 'Pierced From Within' more appealing.
     
  3. Cynical

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    Breeding the Spawn.
     
  4. Phrozenspite

    Phrozenspite Inhuman nihilist

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    No way, definitely Mortician - Hacked Up For Barbeque ;) ... Pierced from Within all the way though both fuckin slay
     
  5. CF87

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    Both offer something the other does not. I really enjoy both but I'd go with 'Pierced From Within'. Musically 'Breeding The Spawn' is my favorite but the production sucks.

    Effigy of The Forgotten is one of the first hard hitting death metal albums. The delivery of music,song structures,tempo changes was different from anything i've heard around the same time or before. You can tell right off the band is from NY. They are angry about something letting everyday life influence the way they played. They are like fuck I hate day jobs!. I'm sure a lot of people did not like what the band was doing. At the same time people were pissing their pants.

    Napalm Death 'Utopia Banished' came out in 92 a year after. Very extreme for the time in a similiar way.
     
  6. anonymousnick2001

    anonymousnick2001 World's Greatest Vocalist

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    Oh, and PFW. I'll take hypertech over old-skool any day.
     
  7. Christie_fell

    Christie_fell Oh, the pain.

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    It's not that he doesn't know how to read, Nick. He's being a r3b3l.
     
  8. Terrifyer

    Terrifyer Born to Murder the World

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    Pierced from Within.... in fact its one of the best dm albums ever
     
  9. RosesofShadow

    RosesofShadow Fuck my country

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    I've yet to decide too, I'll listen to effigy later...
     
  10. byrne

    byrne Certavi et vici

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    Going against the trend and saying Effigy of the Forgotten. I think both are overrated, but Effigy comes across as being a more genuine sort of album (if that makes any sense). Pierced from Within at times just sounds like it was a little forced, or perhaps even more calculated and as such I struggle to maintain as much interest.
     
  11. Henrik Main

    Henrik Main Hello

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    Effigy Of The Forgotten, by FAR. Pierced From Within is insanely overrated, I think - the slow, chunky, breakdown parts really destroy the album for me, and the killer groove that was Effigy's trademark has pretty much been sacrificed in favour of technicality :\

    IMO IMO IMO IMO :)
     
  12. Ben_t

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    I prefer Effigy as well. Pretty much for the same reason as Henrik. Though I still like Pierced from within a lot.
     
  13. Life Sucks

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    I prefer Pierced from Within, though both are great. The songwriting on Pierced from Within is more mature, and the production is better as well.
     
  14. Henrik Main

    Henrik Main Hello

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    I'm afraid you're wrong. :)
     
  15. kmik

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    Effigy is slightly better but both are awesome
     
  16. V.V.V.V.V.

    V.V.V.V.V. Houses Ov Mercury

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    The production on Effigy is better than Pierced, IMO.

    Effigy is better, overall, as well...totally kickass early USDM.
     
  17. Terrordome

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    Pierced From Within.
     
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    Effigy for me.
     
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    My favorite of the two is Effigy, but objectively, I think Pierced is the better album.
     
  20. Ironbird666

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    I went with Pierced, but I love both of them equally. I just happen to be on a Suffocation kick lately and I have been spinning Pierced on a daily basis, so I voted for the one that I have been obsessed with at the moment. Both of them are essential IN MY OPINION. ;)
     

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