Thursday, July 17, at Peabody's

To the outsider, Suffocation can sound like a run-of-the-mill death-metal group. But the Long Island quintet ranks among the most influential bands in the history of the genre — starting with its 1991 EP Human Waste and running through mid-'90s albums like Pierced From Within. Many other groups earned their stripes copying Suffocation's rule book, only without the songwriting, chops, or presence to totally pull it off. Despite countless imitators over the years, Suffocation's heavily percussive and dissonant sound is still instantly recognizable to fans. The band took some time off in the late '90s. Its 2004 comeback, Souls to Deny, was strong, and the group kept the momentum going with a tour and another CD in 2006. The vacation did the guys some good. Unlike tired scene veterans Deicide and Morbid Angel, Suffocation still has tons of inspired ideas. — Will York

Speaking of Show Preview

Latest in Livewire


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


Staff Pick Events

  • Classical Café Series @ Cleveland Museum of Art

    • Tue., March 20 and Tue., March 27
  • Jon Huck @ Hilarities Comedy Club

    • Wed., March 21
  • Romantic Rachmaninoff @ Severance Hall

    • Thu., March 22