Posts Tagged ‘Suffocation’

Suffocation – Hymns From the Apocrypha

So here it finally is…. the new Suffocation album, and notably the first release without original vocalist Frank Mullen, since the band formed in 1990. While other members (other than the other lone original member, guitarist Terrance Hobbs), have come and gone, Frank and Terrance have been there since day one, so this album is […]

Suffocation – …Of The Dark Light

Admittedly, with the album name, the more Fallujah ish cover, yet more turnover (veterans Guy Marchais and Kevin Talley have left replaced by young guns Charlie Errigo and Eric Morotti respectively) and the first single “Your Last Breaths” not impressing me very much, I had pretty low expectations for this album. But for album number 8, mainstays Frank […]

Interview with Suffocation

To the outside observer, the 2012 departure of long-time Suffocation drummer Mike Smith came as a surprise. It was Smith’s drumming, of course, that was usually the catalyst for the band’s legendary brutal death metal attack, one that spawned such gems like 1991 Effigy of the Forgotten and 1993’s Breeding the Spawn. Without Smith, some figured, Suffocation couldn’t survive. Needless to say, they were wrong, as evidenced by their new, domineering Pinnacle of Bedlam.

Suffocation – Pinnacle of Bedlam

Definition of PINNACLE  ;  the highest point of development or achievement Definition of BEDLAM; A place or situation of noisy uproar and confusion. So, basically the highest achievement in a noisy uproar and confusion? Yup, Id say that about covers it. Four albums into their comeback from a 6 year hiatus and some pretty legendary […]

Suffocation – Blood Oath

I, like many others, have a deep fondness for Pierced From Within. For many, it’s like a capstone to the silver age of death metal, a brutal yet technically complex episode embedded in the minds of the long time fans; the guys that had seen a Tirant Sin show or two in a garage or […]


  Legendary New York death pioneers SUFFOCATION will release their new album, Blood Oath, in Europe on July 3rd and in North America on July 14th via Nuclear Blast Records. Blood Oath will be available in three exclusive formats to the North American territory. In addition to the standard retail version, there will be a […]

Suffocation – Suffocation

I’ve always thought there was something pretentious and lazy about self titled albums. A self titled alum smacks of either “This album is so good we don’t need to put any thought into what it is called” or “This album is so bad we couldn’t be bothered to name it”. Luckily, Suffocation’s much anticipated 5th […]