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SUFFOCATION
BLOOD OATH
NUCLEAR BLAST

New York death metal masters Suffocation triumphantly return to the forefront of the game they basically created with the unit’s sixth full length offering BLOOD OATH. Retaining the veteran squad’s trademarked (and much plagiarized) combination of hulking atmosphere, jarring tempo shifts, raw barbarism, and awe-inspiring chops, this 10-track presentation crushes your cranium with a lethal display of intricate death metal insanity. Throwing out fierce fireballs of jolting staccato grooves (“Images of Purgatory”), tumultuous and technical percussion, complex twin guitar chaos (“Cataclysmic Purification”), seething growls telling depraved tales, and in a rarity for death metal, a rumbling bass whose pulverizing low-end and vicious plucking is not only audible but virtually leads the charge (“Pray for Forgiveness”), BLOOD OATH is yet another powerful presentation which admirably adds to Suffocation’s glorious extreme metal legacy.
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