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Pinnacle of Bedlam

TypeStudio Full-length
Release date
GenresTechnical Death Metal, Brutal Death Metal
LabelsNuclear Blast
Running time38:17
Ranked#108 for 2013 , #2,443 all-time (Top 68.4%)
Reviews :  1
Comments :  10
Total votes :  11
Rating :  82.2 / 100
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Submitted by level sixsixsix
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Track listing (Songs)

1.Cycles of Suffering3:56-0
2.Purgatorial Punishment2:44-0
3.Eminent Wrath3:40-0
4.As Grace Descends3:04-0
5.Sullen Days4:57-0
6.Pinnacle of Bedlam3:42-0
7.My Demise4:03-0
9.Rapture of Revocation3:49-0
10.Beginning of Sorrow4:32-0

Line-up (members)

  • Frank Mullen : Vocals
  • Terrance Hobbs : Guitars
  • Guy Marchais : Guitars
  • Derek Boyer : Bass
  • Dave Culross : Drums
  • Guest/session musicians:
  • Mike Smith : Drums on "Beginning of Sorrow"
Catalogue # NB 3004-2

Produced by Joe Cincotta and Suffocation at Full Force Studios in New York.

Available editions:
• Jewelcase CD
• CD/DVD digipak DVD containing the 75 minute documentary "The Making of Pinnacle of Bedlam"
• Boxset includes CD/DVD digipak plus a metal pin and a patch limited to 500 numbered copies
• LP version. Released in different colours:
 - 250 dusk blue (Nuclear Blast exclusive)
 - 250 orange (Nuclear Blast exclusive)
 - 1000 orange with black splatter (Nuclear Blast exclusive)
 - Green vinyl
 - Regular black vinyl

Release dates:
February 15, 2013 (Europe)
February 18, 2013 (United Kingdom)

A music video was made for the song "As Grace Descends".

"Beginning of Sorrow" is a re-recorded song from the Breeding the Spawn album.

"Pinnacle of Bedlam" is not a full concept album, but is inspired by the Tibetan Book of the Dead and the cycles of life and death.


Reviewer :  level   (95/100)
Date : 
Let's get on with this album. Alright, the first thing I want to talk about is the artwork. I fucking love the artwork. The artwork was done by Raymond Swanland (Deeds of Flesh, Beneath). The lyrics are more to apocalyptic world, people who are afraid to die and everything. Terrance Hobbs's guitar riff are too damn gruesome and devastating!! This is not the ordinary guitar fucked technical death metal album but this one is really decent. With Dave Culross' drum signature are getting more powerful and insane (but I still love Mike Smith's drum signature anyway). Frank Mullen's guttural vocals are not bad at all.

My personal favourite "As Grace Descends", "Eminent Wrath", "Purgatorial Punishment" and "Sullen Days". Why? Because you know these songs are too damn brutal as fuck! But one thing I don't like this album is "As Grace Descend" music video. I don't really understand at all about that video. It supposed to be an apocalyptic video but it's not. It is just a metal bar and the TV is just showing about apocalyptic shit. That's all I can say... \m/ STAY BRUTAL \m/


level   (85/100)
심심하긴하지만 그래도 이형님들은 어디안감
level   (85/100)
평범한데 엘범 아트워크가 너무 맘에 들어서 +5점
level   (75/100)
브루탈앨범치곤 평타는 쳐준거 같긴 한데, suffocation앨범으로썬 개.망.작.
level   (85/100)
그럭저럭 괜찮게 들었다.
level   (75/100)
브루털한 사운드가 너무 떨어졌다. 전작들에 비해 너무나 평범하다.
level   (65/100)
hudobne opäť ako u ostatných, ale obal je super
level   (75/100)
예상외로 너무 평범하고 지겨웠어요
level   (95/100)
예측불가한 리프들이 잔뜩 담겨져있다. 사운드도 전작보다 훨씬 낫고,,, 음악은 말할 필요도 없다.
level   (90/100)
개발살 콬아캉코옼아ㅣㅗㅋ와코아콰과광 불탈 프로듀싱이 너무 맘에 든다
level   (75/100)
앨범 아트에 비하면 꽤 평범했다.


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