Suffocation - Pinnacle Of Bedlam


8.1 | 180 votes |
Release date: 15 February 2013
Style: Brutal death metal

Owners:

193 have it
27 want it


01. Cycles Of Suffering
02. Purgatorial Punishment
03. Eminent Wrath
04. As Grace Descends
05. Sullen Days
06. Pinnacle Of Bedlam
07. My Demise
08. Inversion
09. Rapture Of Revocation
10. Beginning Of Sorrow

Line-up
Frank Mullen - vocals
Terrance Hobbs - guitars
Guy Marchais - guitars
Dave Culross - drums
Derek Boyer - bass

Staff review by
Baz Anderson
Rating:
8.5
Suffocation; one of the names in death metal. So recognisable by their blastbeats alone, the band helped shape extreme metal we have today. A decade ago the band were reforming after their temporary split, and in 2006 reached their modern pinnacle with their fantastic self titled album. The lacklustre Blood Oath following up unfortunately fell far short of expectation, leaving an awkward four year gap between itself and our new Suffocation album Pinnacle Of Bedlam.

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published 27.02.2013 | Comments (17)

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16.09.2011 - 01:31
a MasT
Sheesh why even announce when its that far away
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16.09.2011 - 05:17
theflyingmachine
After last album, I'm going to just wait to see what the reviews are like before listening.
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16.09.2011 - 15:04
JD
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Written by theflyingmachine on 16.09.2011 at 05:17

After last album, I'm going to just wait to see what the reviews are like before listening.

Yeah "Blood Oath" wasn't that good, but anyway don't count on reviews..I'm just sayin.
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17.12.2012 - 07:36
Crucifux
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If every song is as good as "As Grace Descends," then this'll probably shape up to be my favorite album of theirs.
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23.12.2012 - 17:56
Illog1cal
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I'm not expecting much.
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21.01.2013 - 20:15
Septicfish
Written by theflyingmachine on 16.09.2011 at 05:17

After last album, I'm going to just wait to see what the reviews are like before listening.

Don't ever look to your peers for their opinions... Chances are they are assholes with shitty opinions. You should listen to a record and form your own opinion of it. If you hate it, you hate it - if you love it, you love it. Simple as that.

I wait patiently for the new record to drop, however
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Ave Lucifer cornuta Magnus, Sanctus Satanas, dator vitae aeternae et signifer libero.
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01.02.2013 - 20:06
Baz Anderson
First impressions of this - Suffocation really upped their game!

EDIT: Yes, wow.
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12.02.2013 - 01:25
Rating: 10
RottingDeathHead
kingnothing_92@yahoo.com
Damn got to wait a couple days to pre order it..
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12.02.2013 - 15:26
jonowev
I've heard the first single from the album and it's reasonable. I have high hopes for the record as a whole.
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"I rest in my home eating human waste, and drinking the urine from my dog. I feel insane when I do this... but I like it."
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14.02.2013 - 11:33
Rating: 9
fosi
The 2 songs I heard...KILLERS!!!!!!!
Can't wait!!!

BTW totally agree with SepticFish...
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15.02.2013 - 06:08
Rating: 9
Misfit74
Great stuff. My expectations have been exceeded.
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15.02.2013 - 19:05
Illog1cal
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Probably going to buy this regardless of whether its mediocre since I want to hear Beginning Of Sorrow in good quality. All of the Breeding The Spawn songs that have been re-recorded have been superb, shame it was not great to hear the first time.
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18.02.2013 - 17:41
MechanisT
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Pretty "straightforward" by Suffocation standards. While I do enjoy a modern, technical/brutal death sound like this one, I'll still favor their older albums. It's weird for me; if I didn't know Suffocation I would probably enjoy it more.
"As Grace Descends" was pretty neat.
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19.02.2013 - 02:47
Rulatore
I was expecting to like it, at least a bit, but after listening to it, I can't remember anything : (
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23.02.2013 - 23:42
TrollandDie
Written by Rulatore on 19.02.2013 at 02:47

I was expecting to like it, at least a bit, but after listening to it, I can't remember anything : (



I'm usually like that in fairness with Suffocation, and I'm a fairly big fan of theirs. I don't know why, but it usually takes two playthroughs minimum for *anything* to get through my skull. After that though, those riffs stick in my head from dusk til' dawn.
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Hello, my name is Mr......Snrub and I think it would be a capital idea to invest the money back in the nuclear plant.
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27.02.2013 - 16:34
Rating: 8
musicalkaratekid
Pretty solid album, and for me their best since the mid-90's.
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28.02.2013 - 02:32
Rating: 7
Dethking26
Not a bad album by any means, but the only memorable songs for me are As Grace Descends and Beginning of Sorrow.
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30.04.2013 - 17:15
Illog1cal
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Written by Dethking26 on 28.02.2013 at 02:32

Not a bad album by any means, but the only memorable songs for me are As Grace Descends and Beginning of Sorrow.


'Beginning of Sorrow' is from the Breeding The Spawn album. It goes to show how great that album was, if one of its songs is preferred over this new material.
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13.09.2013 - 10:46
bblitz
This band is fkin awesome.
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28.09.2013 - 02:54
master 666
King of Arizona
GGGGGG OOOOOOO DDDDDDDD
i love this band
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30.10.2013 - 19:44
NorthernDickhead
They don't do albums for me anymore . Like more new Immolation album.
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Olen täys idiootti jätkä.
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15.02.2014 - 18:56
Rating: 7
Deadmeat
Necrobutcher
Well i am a huge fan of the old suffocation. I really love their previous works. Unfortunatelly this seems to be their worst album till now. Really boring and uninspired. The only song that is above average for me is "As Grace Descends" (good song, but also not great...)...
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Υou've sold your human essence to the cold world of dead and empty things... You're SOLD!
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