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Release date: 2003
Style: Death metal

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01. Cleansed In Pestilence (Blade Of Elohim)
02. Enshrined By Grace
03. Beneath The Hollow
04. Curse The Flesh
05. Praise The Strength
06. Stricken Arise
07. Place Of Many Death
08. Abyssous
09. God Of Our Own Divinity
10. Within Thy Enemy
11. Memories Of The Past
12. Victorious March Of Reign The Conqueror
13. Drum Check
14. Born Again

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Lyrics (10)

Guest review by
Justin

Rating:
8.5
Unquestionably one of death metals pioneers, Morbid Angel have once again returned to prominence with a new album, and to show all why their highly regarded influential reputation precedes them before anyone else on the scene. Keeping in line with Morbid Angel's alphabetical album titles, the three piece act's latest goes under the name of ?Heretic?.

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published 22.09.2003 | Comments (10)

Staff review by
Herzebeth

Rating:
8.0
The first tracks of this album are worthwhile enough; people say this might be Morbid Angel's weaker album, the vocalist became powerless (cool thing because that fact marked David Vincent's return) the music is a little uninspired and the songwriting wasn't as tight as it used to be…but those two first songs are way intense and more powerful than any song in the entire "Steve Tucker" roster.

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published 18.04.2007 | Comments (6)

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Deadmeat - 03.11.2010 at 22:42  
Rating: 8 It would be a nice and complete enough album if it didnt have those 6!!!! interludes-instrumentals etc... stricken arise, enshrined by grace and within thy enemy are the best songs imo..
Basically - 04.04.2011 at 09:02  
  I can see what happened here with these guys. I'm a strong fan of theirs and I could never get into this album until not too long ago. I can hear it as a guitarist that grew listening to Morbid Angel, starting to play just as Formulas came out, that Trey has lost a great deal of creativity in song writing. I've been watching interviews with them, post-Vincent. He acts like it was because David Vincent wasn't writing lyrics that he likes, but what really happened is that Vincent married Gen from the Genitortures and played bass and toured with her band. It's really that simple. Vincent's more social, and he isn't.

It's my guess Vincent teamed back up with them when he heard this album, because compared to every other album, this one is complete and utter garbage.

Track 14 is nothing more than the solo at the end of Invocation of the Continual off of Formulas without any backing music. If you were a big fan in the late 90s, they had a special edition CD you could get with JUST Trey's guitar solos without any backing instruments. Enshrined is a good song, but nothing else really catches my ear at all.
Deadmeat - 04.04.2011 at 12:36  
Rating: 8
Written by Basically on 04.04.2011 at 09:02

I can see what happened here with these guys. I'm a strong fan of theirs and I could never get into this album until not too long ago. I can hear it as a guitarist that grew listening to Morbid Angel, starting to play just as Formulas came out, that Trey has lost a great deal of creativity in song writing. I've been watching interviews with them, post-Vincent. He acts like it was because David Vincent wasn't writing lyrics that he likes, but what really happened is that Vincent married Gen from the Genitortures and played bass and toured with her band. It's really that simple. Vincent's more social, and he isn't.

It's my guess Vincent teamed back up with them when he heard this album, because compared to every other album, this one is complete and utter garbage.

Track 14 is nothing more than the solo at the end of Invocation of the Continual off of Formulas without any backing music. If you were a big fan in the late 90s, they had a special edition CD you could get with JUST Trey's guitar solos without any backing instruments. Enshrined is a good song, but nothing else really catches my ear at all.

stricken arise, within thy enemy, god of our own divinity and of course the first song are great songs imo. not amazing but very good. this album is not a masterpiece but also not garbage. after 8 years i am hoping for something good this june..
Tatras - 13.06.2011 at 20:33  
Rating: 8 My rating was 6/10 but after new album i will give it 8/10... comparing to "I" "Heretic" is mighty.
LordHypnos - 02.10.2012 at 17:45  
Rating: 7 This was my first Morbid album... At the time I was a bit disappointed with this band, but when I listened to Altars...
RottingDeathHead - 27.02.2013 at 02:55  
Rating: 9 An amazing album hopefully they go back to making albums like this!
Jaeryd17‍ - 11.04.2013 at 14:25  
Rating: 6 The first two songs totally own, but then the album loses steam from there.

And I'm not sure what the few songs at the end are all about. In fact, I'd say that the second half of this album is a bunch of "meh", especially with all of those weird interlude/instrumental tracks that many times seem totally out of place. Not only that, but why so many in a row? Tracks 11-14 are all kind of garbage tracks.

The only thing that makes me want to give it anything higher than 6 is the fact that, again, those first two tracks are great, and a good portion of the album isn't bad.

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