Suffocation
Suffocation

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2006
B
Reviewed by: Cosmo Lee
Reviewed on: 2006-10-09



Posted 10/09/2006 - 09:20:18 AM by meatbreak:
 Nice review Cosmo, as ever - though don't you think that Nocturno Culto's sneering 'Shut up you fucking cunt' in Shut Up from Darkthrone's The Cult IS Alive is much more withering than the 'Shut Up' in Transclucent Pattern?
 
Posted 10/09/2006 - 09:28:39 AM by meatbreak:
 Whoops - I meant 'Twat', not the dastardly C-Word. Got carried away. Sorry, sensitive readers.
 
Posted 10/09/2006 - 01:43:00 PM by scooper:
 i'd give this a B+ or possibly an A-; any B seems too low. it's much better than 'souls'; the songwriting is far more memorable, the performances tighter and more energized, and, as you mentioned, it's better mixed. it's true that death metal has become very rote, but this is way above the average.
 
Posted 10/09/2006 - 02:35:22 PM by cosmokane31:
 meatbreak, Darkthrone and Suffocation are going for very different things here. Darkthrone, to me, has a strong tongue-in-cheek element, while Suffocation has none of that. But it's an interesting comparison, as you point out.
 
Posted 10/09/2006 - 02:47:37 PM by meatbreak:
 Yes, I guess the contexts of the songs are very different but I do favour Culto's delivery.