Suffocation is an American death metal band originating in New York. The band formed in 1988 and approached this genre in their own style, revolving around heavy, uniquely rhythmic riffs and even deeper growling vocals and breakdowns to create a sub-genre of the form often termed "brutal" death metal - also known by many as "New York Death Metal," or "nydm" for short. Other New York death metal bands that soon after followed in the footsteps of Suffocation's style include Immolation, Incantation, Deathrune, Morpheus Descends, Infester and many others.
Forced into your mind, passed down through the centuries
Cultures will collide, holy wars for what?
Holy book of God, holy book of lies
Chanting scriptures in vain, hoping to allow to rest
Hopeful peaceful life, compassion all but gone