Suffocation - Suffocation review
|Release date:||September 2006|
02. Abomination Reborn
04. Bind Torture Kill
05. Inis Concieved
06. Translucent Patterns of Delirium
07. Creed of the Infidel
09. Entrails of You
10. The End of Ends
11. Prelude to Repulsion
Finally a good comeback by this band; I kept waiting for a blasting album by Suffocation since 1995's "Despise The Sun" ("Souls To Deny" was a half-good album). Finally, 2006 arrived, and the pioneers of Brutal Technical Death Metal crushed our brains with this self titled disc. I was seriously mad at the bastard divas from Relapse records as they didn't want to work with us, but still, I needed to hear this album so I kicked myself in the ass and went for it…I'm glad I did.
It is one of the most amazing albums this year; along with Deicide's "The Stench Of Redemption" (Great thing that I received it from Earache Records) "Suffocation" shows that Death Metal is far from being dead. Again we hear those complex guitar-solos, super-catchy riffs, neck-breaking beats and the sickest drumming you've ever heard in a Death Metal album.
This time, Suffocation, created an amazing balance between their raw and utterly violent atmosphere from their early albums and the multifaceted songwriting and execution from "Despise The Sun" and "Souls To Deny". So there you have it, it's the old Suffocation but twice as compelling and more skilled than ever; tracks like "Redemption" or "Bind Torture Kill" are the best examples for what I'm writing right now, both are packed with insanely complex structures, face-melting solos (the one at the end of "Bind Torture Kill" almost broke my eardrums), irregular drumming, shocking breakdowns (just like the old days), tight execution and the most aggressive vocalizations by the best front man in Brutal Death Metal history.
I'll keep this review quite short as the ones interested in this album already know that this is nothing less than a masterpiece of the genre. Ok, I know it's still not better than "Effigy Of The Forgotten", but they will never be the band they used to be, I don't want them to release another recycled "Pierced From Within", that would be fucking boring…they'll keep progressing and delivering newer sounds with fresher music each time. Seriously, fucking highly recommended!!
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