Broken Hope - Swamped In Gore CD
It has been long debated as to who were the true pioneers of the subgenre of brutal death metal. Many people would more likely say Cannibal Corpse or Suffocation. However, I would make the argument that Chicago's Broken Hope was the true pioneer of brutal death metal. After all, Broken Hope encompass everything about brutal death metal (blast beats, breakdowns, grooves, low gutteral vocals, and brutal lyrics). Swamped in Gore was the first true example of brutal death metal and it came out a month prior to Suffocation's debut album in 1991.