Contact Us

Suffocation ‘Took an Oath 20 Years Ago’ for Death Metal

Hardly anything lasts past 20 years nowadays. That’s why it’s so impressive that New York death metal icons Suffocation, the architects of essential, seminal albums like ‘Pierced from Within’ and ‘Effigy of the Forgotten,’ are still making quality death metal two decades deep into their career. Well, there was that four-year period from 1998 through 2002 when they broke up and went dormant before reuniting to release ‘Souls to Deny.’ But who’s counting? A band that breaks up only to get back together to make physically taxing music immediately commands our respect.

Vocalist Frank Mullen, who barks with a guttural growl and speaks in a thick, “Lawnguyland” brogue, reflected on Suffocation’s ability to keep on keep going, telling Noisecreep, “The new album is called ‘Blood Oath’ and that means that we took an oath 20 years ago, to death metal and to play brutal music, and to never change our passion for this music. What keeps us going and writing music is the passion we have for death metal. We started this band for the brutal music and anything [else] that has come has been a bonus.”

Lucky for Suffocation, the ‘bonus’ Mullen speaks of includes respect, iconic status and reverence from fans and fellow musicians. Can’t ask for anything more than that. Here’s to another 20 years of death metal madness courtesy of Suffocation.

Mullen also said, “I think all of our albums are sick, so to say this it is the best, I don’t know? We go into every album with the confidence that it’s the sickest thing we’ve ever done.”

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://noisecreep.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Noisecreep quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on Noisecreep quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!