Suffocation's influence can be heard in a number of subgenres of death metal. Almost single-handedly responsible for the wave of brutal death, technical death, and slam death metal, Suffocation is a truely original band. However, most of the groups influenced by Suffocation have not been able to rise to the same level of quality as the pioneering group. Which just goes to show how truly great Suffocation really is.
FAVORITE ALBUM: EFFIGY OF THE FORGOTTEN