The album now has a considerable reputation within the death metal genre; along with Suffocation's Pierced From Within, many credit it with revitalizing the genre during the mid-90s and adding an unprecedented influence on the technical death metal and brutal death metal subgenres.
It is the first album to feature bassist Eric Langois and the last album to feature vocalist Lord Worm, until his return on 2005's Once Was Not.
The cover artwork is a painting of Herodias With the Head of John the Baptist by Elisabetta Sirani.
The album starts with a sample from the The Exorcist III: Legion movie and ends with a sample from Army of Darkness.
Track listing Edit
- "Crown of Horns" – 3:57
- "Slit Your Guts" – 4:02
- "Graves of the Fathers" – 4:11
- "Dead and Dripping" – 3:53
- "Benedictine Convulsions" – 4:00
- "Phobophile" – 4:38
- "Lichmistress" – 2:31
- "Orgiastic Disembowelment" – 4:51