SUFFOCATION
Human Waste
(Relapse Records)
29:05min

Throughout the years Nuclear Blast as well as Relapse Records have issued SUFFOCATION’s debut in various editions and formats already. Apart from the ordinary vinyl, there’s also been a picture disc version and a whole bunch of CD (re-)releases… And guess what? Here it is again. Well, I don’t really mind as "Human Waste" is definitely a classic that has always been very special to me because it still showcases the band from a far more raw and less technical side. That’s why I even prefer this over their latest album "Souls To Deny" which sounded a bit too polished for my taste. But anyway, out of the various versions this newest re-release is certainly the best so far as it not only comes up with a proper booklet after all (including all the lyrics and a bandpicture), it also has the entire "Reincremation" demo from 1990 as a bonus on it now. As you may remember, so far only the title track ‘Human Waste’ appeared in its demo version on the CD, but now also the missing other two tracks ‘Involuntary Slaughter’ and ‘Reincremation’ are available, which was long overdue considering the influential status the band had gained themselves in the worldwide underground ever since those garage days. So, if you haven’t added this CD to your Death Metal collection yet (which is hard to believe), make at least sure to go for this enhanced version in order to get the complete thing. Label website: www.relapse.com

Frank Stöver

Frank Stöver

Related reviews / interviews:
SUFFOCATION - ...Of The Dark Light (David Simonton)
SUFFOCATION - Festering Thoughts From A Grave (Hacker)
SUFFOCATION - Suffocation (Jeroni Sancho )
SUFFOCATION - Souls To Deny (Frank Stöver )
SUFFOCATION - interview (Thomas Westphal)

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