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Hello, are there any other suffocation style tech death bands worth noting? I LOVE suffocation and I hear people call them tech death a lot. However, most tech death bands I've heard like wormed and gorguts, I didn't really like. I have respect for them but it just wasn't my thing. But when I hear what is probably my favorite band at the moment being called tech death, I wonder are there other tech death bands out there like suffocation? Thanks!


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Suffocation rules, they helped to start the brutal/tech sound. My favorite of theirs is "Pierced From Within". There is a metric fuckton of tech death bands around, it's one of the most used and abused genres IMO, and as a result you'll find the "tech death" label applied to stuff from all over the map (I wouldn't call Suffo pure tech death, but let's not split too many hairs). Personally, I love both Gorguts and Wormed, but I can see how they wouldn't scratch that specific itch. 

These aren't all tech death but they bring some mix of brutality, complex riffing, and deep vocals to the table: Immolation (Close To A World Below), Cryptopsy (None So Vile), Cephalic Carnage (Xenosapien), Decapitated (Nihility), Incantation (Diabolical Conquest), Deicide (Once Upon The Cross), Cannibal Corpse (The Wretched Spawn), Necrophagist (Epitaph), Skinless (Foreshadowing Our Demise), Origin (Echoes Of Decimation), Brutality (Screams Of Anguish), Severed Savior (Servile Insurrection - their sound owes a ton to Suffocation), Scattered Remnants (pretty filthy old-school sound), Dying Fetus (Killing On Adrenaline), Monstrosity (Millennium); and if you're into a more modern sound you may dig more recent releases by Unfathomable Ruination, Dormant Ordeal, maaaybe Gorod (a French band who used to be called Gorgasm and were better at that time IMO) and Decrepit Birth; in a more melodic but still heavy and technical vein, I strongly recommend Anata (The Conductor's Departure) and a new release by Virvum (Illuminance), and you may also enjoy the new First Fragment.

Aside from the last few bands, I've tried to recommend albums that aren't too many steps removed from Suffo's classic sound; they aren't necessarily my favorite from each band, and I'd definitely encourage you to dig into most of their back catalogs. Happy hunting, and happy new year.

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