Tag Archives: Morbid Angel

2
Nov

Death ’til Death – Day 3: Morbid Angel

The picture I posted in the announcement of our Death Metal week (link below) was a big hint, which some of you might have gotten. It was a picture of Trey Azagthoth, guitarist of Morbid Angel, so it was obvious to some that these Death Metal heavyweights would be included in my list of the most important Death Metal bands sooner or later.

Morbid Angel were formed in 1984, but didn’t release their debut album Altars Of Madness until 1989. The band originally recorded an album, Abominations Of Desolation, in 1986 but they were dissatisfied with the final product and later stated it was supposed to be a demo album. It was released in 1991 at the decision of Earache Records.

Morbid Angel were the first band of the rising Death Metal scene to have significant commercial success and to sign with a major record label. According to Nielsen SoundScan, CovenantMorbid Angel’s third studio album, excluding Abominations Of Desolation — is the best selling Death Metal album of all time.

Despite the universal acclaim Morbid Angel achieved, they were not free from controversy. Their latest album Illud Divinum Insanus received very negative reactions from fans and critics alike. To call the reception mixed would be an understatement. Their debut album Altars Of Madness remains one of the most influential Death Metal releases of all time though.

Morbid Angel were ahead of their time, and their influence on the Death Metal scene can still be felt today. Especially the Florida Death Metal scene, which includes Obituary and Deicide, was practically built around Morbid Angel. Extreme music for extreme people.

Morbid Angel – Immortal Rites

Death ’til Death introduction – Day 1: Death – Day 2: Possessed – Day 3: Morbid Angel
Day 4: Cannibal Corpse – Day 5: Nile – Day 6: Hypocrisy – Day 7: Obituary


17
Jun

Friday Top 10: Best Death Metal songs

People always ask me “Hey, you awesome metal journalist you, what are the best songs of <insert genre>,” so I figured I’d write a list about the greatest Death Metal songs of all time.

There are just a couple of rules I’m limiting myself to. #1 Only one song per band, #2 Must be Death Metal; not Melodic Death, Deathgrind or Blackened Death.

Sounds simple? Well, it is, isn’t it? So make the jump now for this week’s Friday Top 10.


10
Jun

Morbid Angel are Morbid

What’s that, Morbid Angel are morbid? Wow, I had no fucking idea. I only just learned this fact, thanks to Morbid Angel who have been nice enough to point it out by titling their brand new song as ‘I am Morbid’.

According to Blabbermouth, the band performed the new song for the first time during their appearance yesterday (Thursday, June 9) at this year’s edition of the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg.

You can listen to ‘I am Morbid’ above.


2
May

Can you guess what the new Morbid Angel album is like?

David Vincent (Morbid Angel)

Guess which of the following is true: When asked about the new Morbid Angel album Illud Divinum Insanus, David Vincent called it:
a) heaviest one they ever made
b) best one they ever made
c) masterpiece

And the correct answer is: c) masterpiece. Wow, the guy is really trying to sell it. Like, more than the usual (answers a and b). Can we blame him, though? How many times have we called this site and ourselves awesome and amazing? Too many times to count. But in our case, it’s 110% true. In his case, it’s just an excuse for us to make an awesome article out of it. Amazing.


24
Apr

Weak Recap: Hello, we’re metal!

We’re one of the last of a dying breed. We’re the Albert Einstein of brutality, the William Shakespear of violence, the Arnold Schwarzenegger of funny, the Michael Jackson of metal. All these comparisons are way off though… because we’re better than those guys and we’re certainly better than anyone else out there, including you!

We’re so good, we’re interviewing each other. Who needs interviews with musicians, who have been interviewed already thousands of times? No one!

So, you want to know what happened this past week in metal? Make the jump, we’ll teach you a lesson.


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