Suffocation, one of the earliest American death metal bands. They approached this genre in their own style, revolving around heavy, uniquely rhythmic riffs to create a sub-genre of the form often termed â€œbrutalâ€ death metal - also known by many as â€œNew York Death Metal,â€ or â€œnydmâ€ for short. Others in this form include Immolation, Incantation, Deathrune, Morpheus Descends, Infester and many others.
The band formed in 1990 and has since released many highly-regarded recordings on several labels, including the former powerhouse of the genre, Roadrunner. Their debut, Effigy of the Forgotten, is considered a classic by most, topping the charts of many fansâ€™ â€œall-time favoritesâ€ lists. ...