The album "In the Name of Suffering" was Eyehategod's debut released in 1990 and recorded right outside of New Orleans in Kenner, Louisiana. The album was originally let out by the French label "Intellectual Convulsion", but less than 2,000 CD and vinyl copies were pressed before the label shut down. The group would later be signed onto Century Media, which re-released the album with new artwork in late 1992. Since its initial release, "In the Name of Suffering" has received praise for its rough style, and is seen as one of the first and most important sludge metal albums of the 90s.
Eyehategod is a New Orleans-based sludge metal band that formed in 1988. They are also close friends with the grindcore band Anal Cunt, whom they have played multiple shows with. The band is most known for their heavy, down-tuned, and bluesy guitar riffs, as well as their tortured vocals with lyrics centered around substance abuse and suffrage. The recording sessions were infamously chaotic and involved the studio owner frequently calling the band's producer to ask if they are insane. Most members of the band also had side acts like Down, Soilent Green, and Outlaw Order.