"1991 - The father of brutal death metal and probably the best. Suffocation are one the first death metal bands to write super technical multi-riff songs without chorus's. They use New York style hardcore breakdowns and violent hate-inspired but non-satanic lyrics. A landmark album filled with classic riffs and amazing songs. This album is the main inspiration for all others on this list."
"1993 - The underrated lost album. This album further defined the bands style and sounds halfway between the more primitive sound of Effigy and the more progressive sound of Pierced. Unfortunately the production is so bad that it doesn't even sound like the same band. Two songs have been re-recorded, one on Pierced, the other on the self-titled."
"1994 - The second great Suffocation album. On this one, the riffs are more progressive and jazzy. Songs are longer and the music more mature, with better production. What makes this band so good is that their music can be appreciated by anyone into good guitar playing, since these are musicians who have musical training and knowledge of theory."
"1998 - The last album by the old line-up. This one stripped the bands sound down, no solo's, a more grindcore approach, shorter and faster songs. Had this been a full album, it would have been awesome. Guitarist had lost interest in death metal music and leaves shortly after."
"2004 - The comeback album. This one merges the sounds of Pierced and Despise. The songs are still shorter, but more progressive and melodic. There's also alot of harmonic guitars and doomy parts. The breakdowns are similar to Effigy. Overall a great album that's been overly criticized."
"2006 - A even better comeback album. Songs are still more direct, but faster and more technical. The production is excellent giving the band a very modern sound. This album easily competes with any new death metal bands out there."
"1999 - A change of pace. Canada has always had bands that use dissonant avante-garde guitar style (Voivod/Rush). Gorguts set the standard, creating one of the most bewlidering technical death metal masterpieces with Obscura. A true work of art that redefined the genre."
"1994 - This album one-uped Suffocations massive 2 classics Effigy and Pierced. Dark brutal yet intellectual gore metal, chaotic yet precise drumming and an underlying melodic sense, Cryptopsy are amazing. Along with Gorguts, the only other band that can beat Suffocation at their own game."
"1998 - Lord Worm leaves and is replaced by a hardcore singer and while a very good brutal and proficient singer, he lacked the ability to give the kind of atmosphere the old albums had. Still an incredible album."
"1992 - Corpse's version of Effigy of the Forgotten. Brutal, gutteral, detuned, oldschool classic. Possibly their best, and most serious album. At least this is before they became trendy among wife-beaters."
"1994 - The music is great, the lyrics annoying and juvennile, but this was a big release for Corpse back in the day. Stronger vocal performance, more technical riffs, but also more midpaced riffs and the start of what Chris Barnes would try to achieve with Six Feet Under."
"1996 - Exit Barnes, enter Corpsegrinder and Corpse start their modern more intelligent gore sound. Similar to what Suffocation did on Pierced From Within, brutal death metal has now become technical, slightly melodic and even jazzy. This is one of Corpse's best!"
"2004 - I admit I got a little overwhelmed by the amount of Corpse albums released at this point, so I never actually heard much of this one. Still one level higher technically speaking, this is still part of Corpse's great albums."
"2006 - I can't believe founding Jack Owen guitarist left! So they re-recruited longtime guitarist from their most famous albums Tomb and Vile. Tecnically this album is their best and most brutal yet. The band is at their creative peak. Musically it sounds a bit more like Vile I think due to his presence. Another classic."
"1992 - Dying Fetus began the next wave of New York death metal Suffocation style bands who followed in the Suffocation style. This early album borrows all the tricks but adds more modern breakdowns and jazzy interludes that would become their trademark."
"1999 - I remember when this came out, the band was getting really big in New York. This was a slight departure, more melodic, more hardcore breakdowns, almost like Carcass's Heartwork. They should have become as big as Slipknot, but unfortunately their line-up collapsed after this."
"2001 - With Jon being the only surviving member of the band (not sure if he kicked them all out of not), Dying Fetus continue in their signature style, with slightly less talented musicians. This was disappointing to most fans but not all that bad."
"1998 - When Nile came out, they immediately stood alongside Suffocation and Morbid Angel as one of the best brutal death metal groups. They surpassed the crazy timechanges and riffage of Suffo. but added the mythological occult slant of Angel."