Limited vinyl LP pressing. In the Name of Suffering was the debut album by sludge metal pioneers Eyehategod, originally released in December, 1992. The album was released on French label Intellectual Convulsion, but only 1500-2000 copies were pressed of this release before the label disappeared. They were then picked up by Century Media, who promptly re-released the album with different album cover. Eyehategod formed in 1988. They have become one of the most well-known bands to emerge from the NOLA metal scene. Throughout the years, their core line-up has remained, with the exceptions of the bass guitarist, a slot in which several musicians have played, and the death of drummer Joey LaCaze in 2013. Eyehategod have noted Melvins, Carnivore, The Obsessed, Discharge, Black Flag, Corrosion of Conformity, Black Sabbath, Celtic Frost, Confessor and Saint Vitus as key influences to their sound. Heavy, detuned, and bluesy guitar riffs dominate the band's discography. They are combined with walls of feedback and tortured vocals to create a harsh misanthropic vibe.