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Death metal band Suffocation were formed in New York in the early '90s, comprising vocalist Frank Mullen, guitarists Doug Cerrito and Terrance Hobbs, bassist Chris Richards, and drummer Mike Smith. The group's 1991 debut album, Effigy of the Forgotten, became quite influential in the grind/death metal community. Released on Roadrunner Records, it was followed two years later by Breeding of the Spawn. After the release of the Human Waste EP, Smith left Suffocation and was replaced by drummer Doug Bohn. By 1995, the second lineup had issued its first album, Pierced from Within. The band broke up soon after, disheartened by label problems and lack of direction. A mystery album, Despise the Sun, floated around due to record label politics until Relapse finally released it in the summer of 2002. The band re-formed in 2003 and began working on its fourth studio album. The resulting Souls to Deny, which marked the return of original drummer Mike Smith, arrived the following year, and effectively ended the group's six-year hiatus. Suffocation's eponymous fifth outing saw release in 2006, and was followed in 2009 by Blood Oath, which marked the band's first official entry in the Billboard charts. Pinnacle of Bedlam, the group's seventh studio album, arrived in 2013. By 2017, when Suffocation released ...Of the Dark Light, Frank Mullen and Terrance Hobbs were the only constant members of the band, spanning its full history. The album also included bassist Derek Boyer, who had been with the group since 2004, and guitarist Charlie Errigo and drummer Eric Morotti, both of whom joined in 2016 and made their recording debut with Suffocation on ...Of the Dark Light. ~ John Bush
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  1.   Song
  2.   Abomination Reborn
  3.   Synthetically Revived
  4.   Marital Decimation
  5.   Regret
  6.   Pierced from Within
  7.   Involuntary Slaughter
  8.   Devoid of Truth
  9.   Bloodchurn
  10.   Liege of Inveracity
  11.   Beginning of Sorrow
  12.   Catatonia
  13.   Effigy of the Forgotten
  14.   Subconsciously Enslaved
  15.   Funeral Inception
  16.   As Grace Descends
  17.   Redemption
  18.   Surgery of Impalement
  19.   Despise the Sun
  20.   Infecting the Crypts
  21.   Rapture of Revocation
  22.   Purgatorial Punishment
  23.   Brood of Hatred
  24.   Anomalistic Offerings
  25.   Jesus Wept
  26.   Breeding the Spawn
  27.   Souls to Deny
  28.   Inversion
  29.   Sullen Days
  30.   Seeds of the Suffering
  31.   Mass Obliteration
  32.   Caught Between Two Worlds
  33.   The Warmth Within the Dark
  34.   Clarity Through Deprivation
  35.   Your Last Breaths
  36.   Pinnacle of Bedlam
  37.   Eminent Wrath
  38.   Cycles of Suffering
  39.   Undeserving
  40.   Pray for Forgiveness
  41.   Images of Purgatory
  42.   Come Hell or High Priest
  43.   Cataclysmic Purification
  44.   Translucent Patterns of Delirium
  45.   Bind Torture Kill
  46.   Demise of the Clone
  47.   The Invoking
  48.   Ornaments of Decrepancy
  49.   Reincremation
  50.   Some Things Should Be Left Alone
  51.   ...Of the Dark Light
  52.   The Violation
  53.   My Demise
  54.   Mental Hemorrhage
  55.   Blood Oath
  56.   The End of Ends
  57.   Creed of the Infidel
  58.   Inisconcieved
  59.   Oblivion
  60.   Tomes of Acrimony
  61.   Immortally Condemned
  62.   Torn into Enthrallment
  63.   Suspended in Tribulation
  64.   Depths of Depravity
  65.   Thrones of Blood
  66.   Ignorant Deprivation
  67.   Prelude to Repulsion
  68.   Provoking the Distrubed
  69.   Epitaph of the Credulous
  70.   Habitual Infamy
  71.   Deceit
  72.   Dismal Dream
  73.   To Weep Once More
  74.   Entrails of You
  75.   Return to the Abyss

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