Suffocation
Breeding the Spawn


4.0
excellent

Review

by Aaron Rookard USER (3 Reviews)
February 21st, 2011 | 4 replies


Release Date: 1993 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Excellence overlooked by poor production.

1993 is a dark year in the Death Metal scene. Many popular bands are signed to Roadrunner Records that is infamous for sabotaging many of their merchandise. Suffocation unfortunately is no exception and was denied the mastering of Scott Burns. The result was a poorly recorded and distributed album that ended in backlash and rarity.

As mentioned, Breeding the Spawn is one of the less memorable albums among fans. Many complaints directed to the production have been due to difficulty distinguishing riffs, solo notes, double bass, and random changes in volume. There are also segments that sound no more than static buzzing that are undecipherable. Several tracks [Breeding the Spawn, Marital Decimation, Prelude to Repulsion, and Anomalistic Offerings] would be rerecorded on future releases.

Despite the production, Breeding the Spawn contains the band’s best songwriting. Every track is structured differently and have own characteristics. They also manage to keep the listener entertained and unexpected. It is the experimental nature that makes this album great and truly underappreciated.

It’s a shame this album didn’t have the production quality at the time. However, it grants it that vintage feel that few albums in the subgenre possess, making it special in the band’s discography. If one can bypass the poor production they may find a lot to enjoy.


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cacodemon514
February 21st 2011


5 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This review is pretty short, but I think it gets the point across. Critiques would be appreciated.

Anomalistic Offerings is possibly my favorite Death Metal song. The solo is ingenious.

Pyosisified
February 21st 2011


2450 Comments


good review

relativeworld
February 22nd 2011


289 Comments


The production's quality is mentioned in almost every paragraph as in the summary too. It doesn't sounds very good when it comes to short reviews.

Fairly enough informaton For a suffocation fan ! will give this a spin because of your statement about its experimental nature.



FilthyBorgir
February 22nd 2011


1334 Comments


Good review, you got your point across.



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