Suffocation – Blood Oath

  1. Blood Oath
  2. Dismal Dream
  3. Pray For Forgiveness
  4. Images Of Purgatory
  5. Cataclysmic Purification
  6. Mental Hemorrhage
  7. Come Hell Or High Priest
  8. Undeserving
  9. Provoking The Disturbed
  10. Marital Decimation

I saw Suffocation live for the first time a few months ago, they were supporting Arch Enemy at the Forum in Melbourne. I hadn’t really heard of them until this point but before the gig I checked out their myspace page and liked what I heard.

Their performance was one of the best Metal shows i have seen for a long time. Full of energy and pure metal brutality. In fact I think they were just as good if not better than Arch Enemy who I was there to see primarily.
This prompted me to check out their CDs. The only one available in Melbourne at the time was Blood Oath which is the new one.

This album is brilliant. Around 50 minutes of pure death metal listening enjoyment. I can’t fault it. every song is awesome. This will go down as one of the classic death metal albums of all time.
The drumming is insane, the bass drums in particular just make me want to get up and start moshing!
The guitar work is some of the most technical death metal I have heard since Death’s Sound of Perseverance and with the down tuning it is mega heavy too.

Buy it!