25 September 2001
| September 25, 2001 (2001-09-25)|
April 9–13, 2001, at Morrisound Recording
The Best of Deicide
Deicide albums, Death metal albums
In Torment in Hell is the sixth studio album by American death metal band Deicide. It was released on September 25, 2001, on Roadrunner Records. The album received strong criticism from the metal underground for what many critics view as rushed production and lackluster songwriting. The label pressured the band for a quick follow-up to Insineratehymn, but Deicide failed to meet the deadline of its original release date of July 31. The band rarely plays any songs from this album live.
Reflecting on the album in 2006, drummer Steve Asheim conceded that the album's weaknesses were not solely attributable to record label difficulties:
I think that whole period was brought on by being burnt out, but not on music or the business, just burnt out on each other. I kind of always thought we were being kept down by our record company and stuff like that, but after we did In Torment [in Hell] and were finished with our deal and moved on to a great deal with Earache, we were still not up to 100%. By then, it was obvious to me that it wasn't the record company's fault, it was us, we were sick of each other. Well, basically, the Hoffmans and Glen were totally sick of and hated each other, and the quality of the band's work and the fans suffered for it.
All tracks written by Glen Benton and Deicide.Glen Benton – bass, vocals
Brian Hoffman – guitar
Eric Hoffman – guitar
Steve Asheim – drums
Deicide – production, mixing
1In Torment in Hell4:02In Torment in Hell Wikipedia
2Christ Don't Care2:52
3Vengeance Will Be Mine4:24