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Sure, many a death metal band can come off sounding as tight as a mosquito's arse in the studio (where one can fiddle around with Pro Tools and take endless takes to get things razor-sharp), but the real test is how they pull it off live, on-stage. And as evidenced by Suffocation's first-ever live offering, 2009's Close of a Chapter, these lads are just as explosively brutal on-stage as they are in the cold confines of the recording studio. Recorded in Quebec City during the band's Souls to Deny tour in 2005, this 13-track set is also advertised as being completely devoid of any editing, which only makes it all the more impressive. As with the majority of bands from this aforementioned genre, there's not a whole lot of musical diversity here. But looked upon as a whole album, Close of a Chapter is one unrelenting, raging beast — and should seriously be considered as one of death metal's top live recordings of all time.

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Its suffocation live, thats all you need to know

A live disk that should please any fan of death metal. Very good show put on by the band, a very good set list too. If your a fan of Suffocation i would check this out for sure. Best track is thrones of blood just my two cents. I felt the need to write this review because no one else had.

Holy Mother of Satan.

This is the most intense live metal album I have ever heard. And I have been listening to metal for 30 years. This album once again proves that Suffocation are the greatest technical death metal band of all time. The wall of sonic destruction they create is like nothing you have ever heard. Take note, this album is not for the weak. The drum work here by Mike Smith will have you bleeding from the eyes. Buy this album, and buy a ticket to the show when these men come to your town. They deserve your support. Keep supporting metal and see you all in the pit.

Biography

Formed: 1990 in New York, NY

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '90s, '00s

Death metal band Suffocation was 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 issue of the Human Waste EP, Smith left Suffocation and was replaced by drummer Doug Bohn....
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