The Hoffmans and Glen never really did get along very well and then later on, not at all. So after such a long time of that kind of thing I think everyone was ready for a break from each other, it's just who was ready to break from the band. They just happened to be the first to break off.Steve Asheim / Deicide interview, Voices from the Darkside
We were either gonna break up or do a record. We decided to do a record, but it was obvious that it wasn't a cohesive record because we were clearly not a cohesive band.
"Fuck Your God" received coverage a few years later for its use by CIA interrogators in Iraq. The song, one of 21, was included on a list in a leaked document detailing some of the agency's sleep deprivation tactics. It fed into the larger discussion around torture at the time.
These guys are not a bunch of high school kids. They are warriors, and they're trained to resist torture. They're expecting to be burned with torches and beaten and have their bones broken. If I was a prisoner at Guantánamo Bay and they blasted a load of music at me, I'd be like, 'Is this all you got? Come on.' I certainly don't believe in torturing people, but I don't believe that playing loud music is torture either.Steve Asheim / Deicide interview, The Guardian, 2008