...Of the Dark Light

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...Of the Dark Light
Suffocation - Of the Dark Light cover art.jpg
Studio album by Suffocation
Released June 9, 2017 (2017-06-09)
Recorded December 2016
Studio Full Force Studios, Long Island, New York, United States
Genre Technical death metal
Length 35:17
Label Nuclear Blast
  • Suffocation
  • Joe Cincotta
Suffocation chronology
Pinnacle of Bedlam
...Of the Dark Light
Singles from ...Of the Dark Light
  1. "Your Last Breaths"
    Released: April 13, 2017

...Of the Dark Light is the eighth studio album by American death metal band Suffocation, released on June 9, 2017, via Nuclear Blast.[1] It is the first album to feature guitarist Charlie Errigo and drummer Eric Morotti and the last to feature vocalist Frank Mullen before his retirement in 2018.


Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
Pitchfork Media7/10 stars[3]
Metal Injection7/10 stars[6]

...Of the Dark Light received generally favorable views from critics. At Metacritic (a review aggregator site which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 from music critics), based on 4 critics, the album has received a score of 72/100, which indicates "generally favorable" reviews.[2]

Track listing[edit]

1."Clarity Through Deprivation"Derek BoyerTerrance Hobbs4:04
2."The Warmth Within the Dark"BoyerHobbs3:39
3."Your Last Breaths"BoyerHobbs4:36
4."Return to the Abyss"
  • Hobbs
  • Boyer
5."The Violation"BoyerHobbs3:41
6."...Of the Dark Light"Boyer
  • Hobbs
  • Boyer
7."Some Things Should Be Left Alone"Frank Mullen
  • Hobbs
  • Boyer
8."Caught Between Two Worlds"Boyer
  • Hobbs
  • Boyer
9."Epitaph of the Credulous" (re-recorded from Breeding the Spawn)Mullen (credited: Suffocation) (credited: Suffocation)3:58
Total length:35:17


Credits are adapted from the album's liner notes.[7]


Additional musicians



Chart (2017) Peak
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[8] 167
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[9] 80


  1. ^ "SUFFOCATION ...of the dark light". Nuclear Blast. April 2017. Retrieved April 16, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "...Of the Dark Light by Suffocation - Reviews and Tracks - Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
  3. ^ Saby Reyes-Kulkarni (June 26, 2017). "Suffocation: ...Of the Dark Light Album Review -". Pitchfork. Pitchfork Media. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
  4. ^ Aris Hunter Wales (June 9, 2017). "Suffocation: ...Of The Dark Light Review - Paste". Paste. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
  5. ^ "Review: Suffocation - ...Of the Dark Light - Sputnikmusic". Sputnikmusic. June 6, 2017. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
  6. ^ Jeremy Ulrey (June 18, 2017). "Album Review: Suffocation ...Of the Dark Light - Metal Injection". Metal Injection. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
  7. ^ ...Of the Dark Light liner notes (NB 3728-0). Nuclear Blast. 2017.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Suffocation – ...Of the Dark Light" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved June 23, 2017.
  9. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Suffocation – ...Of the Dark Light" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved June 16, 2017.