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Release date: 6 June 2011
Style: Industrial metal

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01. Omni Potens
02. Too Extreme!
03. Existo Vulgoré
04. Blades For Baal
05. I Am Morbid
06. 10 More Dead
07. Destructos VS The Earth / Attack
08. Nevermore
09. Beauty Meets Beast
10. Radikult
11. Profundis - Mea Culpa

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Review
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Line-up
Trey Azagthoth - guitars
Thor Anders "Destructhor" Myhren - guitar
Tim Yeung - drums
David Vincent - vocals, bass, keyboards


Additional info
Release dates: June 6th: Europe, June 7th: North America.

Available in following formats:
- Wooden foldout box
- Metal starpak CD (Outside North America)
- Deluxe digipak CD (North America only)
- Double gatefold LP with download card
- Jewel case CD
- Digital download

Mixed by Sean Beavan for SOS Management Inc. at the Blue Room, Los Angeles, California.

Drums for "Profundis - Mea Culpa", "Destructos VS The Earth / Attack", "Too Extreme!", "Nevermore", "Beauty Meets Beast" and "Existo Vulgoré" recorded at Mana Recording Studios. Engineer: Erik Rutan.

Drums for "I Am Morbid", "Radikult", "Blades For Baal" and "10 More Dead" recorded at Red Room Studios. Enginner: Mark Prator.

Guitars, bass and vocals recorded at D.O.W. Studios. Engineer: Juan "Punchy" Gonzalez.

Vocals for "Existo Vulgoré", "Beauty Meets Beast" and "Profundis - Mea Culpa" recorded with Sean Beavan at the Blue Room, Los Angeles, California.

Cover artwork and booklet design by Gustavo Sazes.

Staff review by
jupitreas

Rating:
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More than any other release in recent times, Morbid Angel's Illud Divinum Insanus has polarized our staff members. As anyone familiar with these Floridian death metal forefathers knows, they just came back from a long 8 year absence with a new album that also features their original vocalist, David Vincent, for the first time in 16 years. Due to the notability of this release, we decided to create a collaborative review, which gives all of the staff members to voice their opinions. Here they are, ranging from most negative to quite positive.

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published 13.06.2011 | Comments (61)

Staff pick by
!J.O.O.E.!

05.06.2011 So you thought you'd heard the pinnacle of experimental metal? Think again buster, Morbid Angel are here to please their fanbase with everything they could have ever wanted: rip-roaring hardcore snarls, air-punching electro-beatz, brutal, technical Rammstein-worship and truly forward-thinking lyrical content such as the never before contemplated "KILL A COP COP, KILL A COP, KILL-A-KILL-A-COP!" all of which will have you grabbing your glowsticks, squeezing into your favourite UV neon-latex vest and before you know it you'll be throwing shapes down your local Goth-pit, big-fish, little-fish, cardboard box style. Yeah, Morbid Angel know what they're doing and are making metal sexier than ever before.

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Koen Smits - 07.06.2011 at 00:03  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 06.06.2011 at 14:04

Written by Koen Smits on 06.06.2011 at 12:10

I ordered the T-shirt so everyone can see how much I like the album

Are you a masochist or an IRL troll?


Masochist I think, haha.
No, I pre-ordered the shirt 'cause it looked good.
Could I know that the album wasn't as good as I hoped for? Yeah maybe I could...
Nevertheless I will wear it.
Mr. Doctor - 07.06.2011 at 00:05  
Rating: 5
Written by Daniell on 06.06.2011 at 22:31

Woah, so many low ratings. I suppose "Too Extreme!" did that

But seriously, minus "Too Extreme!", "Radikult" and "Destructhos versus some shit slash some bullshit" this album is actually pretty decent. Two songs, "I am Morbid" and "10 More Dead" delicately skim the surface of excellence, and a few more are quite decent: "Nevermore", "Blades for Baal", "Beauty Meets Beast".

But, as it is in vogue this day and age, most people listened to the album once (if that), remembered the new adventurous tracks that obviously stand out, and rushed to bash the album. Listening done fast, superficially, hastily (so many other albums to download!!!), without proper attention that Morbid Angel deserve just for the sole fact that their 3 first albums are metal masterpieces. What can you remember from 1 listen? Fuck all, is what I say. But it's oh so tempting to jump the bandwagon and start the fucking bash carnival, blind as a bat and deaf as a 2x4.


I honestly disagree with you... As you can see from my rating I don't bash the album completely but I totally understand 2s and 3s. Because not only it has very very average industrial like Too Extreme! (seriously, that shit sounds exactly like madagascar's I like to move it move it"), destructos vs something or Radikult and its brilliant lyrics...
It has also to do with the fact that even the death metal tracks are very meh, if the album tries to be experimental well that is fine with me since I love experimentations (I think Grand Declaration Of War is a brilliant album) but this experimentation isn't even good, it's a waste of time. A compilation of tracks that don't even make a clear line, a compilation of awful to average at best tracks.

I won't deny that there are many who are like you describe, just voted like the sheep they are. But I still think the Most of the people have good reasons for their low ratings.
Also.. the last point is awful tbh... Just because a band does 3 mastrerpieces on a row that's NOT an excuse to listen to the album again if you just didn't like it in the first place.
strade - 07.06.2011 at 00:30  
Rating: 2
Written by Mr. Doctor on 07.06.2011 at 00:05

Written by Daniell on 06.06.2011 at 22:31

Woah, so many low ratings. I suppose "Too Extreme!" did that

But seriously, minus "Too Extreme!", "Radikult" and "Destructhos versus some shit slash some bullshit" this album is actually pretty decent. Two songs, "I am Morbid" and "10 More Dead" delicately skim the surface of excellence, and a few more are quite decent: "Nevermore", "Blades for Baal", "Beauty Meets Beast".

But, as it is in vogue this day and age, most people listened to the album once (if that), remembered the new adventurous tracks that obviously stand out, and rushed to bash the album. Listening done fast, superficially, hastily (so many other albums to download!!!), without proper attention that Morbid Angel deserve just for the sole fact that their 3 first albums are metal masterpieces. What can you remember from 1 listen? Fuck all, is what I say. But it's oh so tempting to jump the bandwagon and start the fucking bash carnival, blind as a bat and deaf as a 2x4.


I honestly disagree with you... As you can see from my rating I don't bash the album completely but I totally understand 2s and 3s. Because not only it has very very average industrial like Too Extreme! (seriously, that shit sounds exactly like madagascar's I like to move it move it"), destructos vs something or Radikult and its brilliant lyrics...
It has also to do with the fact that even the death metal tracks are very meh, if the album tries to be experimental well that is fine with me since I love experimentations (I think Grand Declaration Of War is a brilliant album) but this experimentation isn't even good, it's a waste of time. A compilation of tracks that don't even make a clear line, a compilation of awful to average at best tracks.

I won't deny that there are many who are like you describe, just voted like the sheep they are. But I still think the Most of the people have good reasons for their low ratings.
Also.. the last point is awful tbh... Just because a band does 3 mastrerpieces on a row that's NOT an excuse to listen to the album again if you just didn't like it in the first place.


Correct.
!J.O.O.E.! - 07.06.2011 at 00:50  
Rating: 6 I also think it's a pretty wild claim to suggest that the majority of people only listened to this once and judged it from there. There's no "vogue" being played out here, this isn't nu-metal/metalcore/deathcore we're talking about, this is a highly anticipated record judged by hardcore fans of the band. I think they're overreacting personally and letting their fandom get in the way of objectivity (I reckon if this was a debut by a band called "Dirge Stompers" or something it'd have a score of around 7.6) but I'd never put it down to them listening to it the once as I doubt that was the case. In fact I would imagine they'd listen to it multiple times to try and scrape whatever they can from it before realising this is not the album they expected, and in any light this isn't exactly a "deep" record; its style and goal here is clear, I very much doubt multiple listens would reveal nuances that would allay fan's disdain. "Bashing" is done to bands that people hate, Morbid Angel is quite clearly not a band that people hate. It's paranoid and presumptuous to generalise about people's motives here, without a shred of fact your comment looks like a bitter diatribe frankly. Let people have their disappointment, we've all had ours at some point or another.
Slayer666 - 07.06.2011 at 01:14  
Rating: 3
Written by Daniell on 06.06.2011 at 22:31

Woah, so many low ratings. I suppose "Too Extreme!" did that

But seriously, minus "Too Extreme!", "Radikult" and "Destructhos versus some shit slash some bullshit" this album is actually pretty decent. Two songs, "I am Morbid" and "10 More Dead" delicately skim the surface of excellence, and a few more are quite decent: "Nevermore", "Blades for Baal", "Beauty Meets Beast".

But, as it is in vogue this day and age, most people listened to the album once (if that), remembered the new adventurous tracks that obviously stand out, and rushed to bash the album. Listening done fast, superficially, hastily (so many other albums to download!!!), without proper attention that Morbid Angel deserve just for the sole fact that their 3 first albums are metal masterpieces. What can you remember from 1 listen? Fuck all, is what I say. But it's oh so tempting to jump the bandwagon and start the fucking bash carnival, blind as a bat and deaf as a 2x4.


Let's see how much I remember from my first and only listen:
1.Omni Potens - Not really a song, skipping it

2.Too Extreme! - Rob Zombie called, he wants Morbid Angel to stop using his rejected ideas for songs.

3.Existo Vulgore - Just plainly mediocre DM song, drums are extremely monotonous, a drum machine could have done a much better job. Predictable, boring song structure, too.

4. Blades for Baal - Read above, only a bit more extreme. Lame vocals tend to kill some decent moments.

5. I am Morbid - "Marlyn Manson does Death metal" is the best I can think of to describe this. It might appeal to some, but I find it complete horseshit.

6. 10 More Dead - The only song for which I can say is decent, or at least slightly above mediocre. Would have been much better if the drums didn't sound so fake.

7. Destructos Vs.the Earth / Attack - Uh, OK. This one confuses me. A lot. I liked it for the first few minutes, but then it got mind-numbingly boring.

8. Nevermore - Read 3.

9. Beauty Meets Beast - Read 8, but add one semi-interesting riff to that.

10. Radikult - Absolute garbage. A song like this would be completely unforgivable even on a debut album recorded in a basement somewhere in northern Sahara. Hell, even if it was the best song I've heard in my life, I'd still probably hate it because the lyrics reach a whole new level of idiocy.

11. Profundis - Mea Culpa - Eeh, what the fuck? Filler/garbage.

If there is someone blind as a bat and deaf as a 2x4, it's only you with your presumptions of knowing everyone's listening experiences. Guess what, mate, you're not all-knowing and you can't possibly know how others have listened to it. The worst part about is that you presume that based solely on the fact that you liked a few tracks. If you liked it, it's got to be good, right? Therefore, the experiences and opinions of others are invalid.
Daydream Nation - 07.06.2011 at 01:15  
  Well, I almost gave it a 1. I gave it a 3 because of a number of half-decent redeemable moments. Most of the album, however, was terrible beyond belief (particularly Too Extreme!, which was ironically a little too cute). Maybe I'm suffering from the idea that I'm just a fanboy and I can't be objective. I just get the feeling that I don't understand the record at all. It just feels...so un-Morbid Angel. But maybe that's what they were trying to do...Expect a few listens before final evaluation.
Troy Killjoy - 07.06.2011 at 01:47  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 07.06.2011 at 00:50

Let people have their disappointment, we've all had ours at some point or another.

Thank you (and for the rest of the comment I snipped).
!J.O.O.E.! - 07.06.2011 at 01:51  
Rating: 6
Written by Troy Killjoy on 07.06.2011 at 01:47

Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 07.06.2011 at 00:50

Let people have their disappointment, we've all had ours at some point or another.

Thank you (and for the rest of the comment I snipped).

Quite welcome! At least this way I can be free to moan about 'Engram' whenever I like.
Deadmeat - 07.06.2011 at 02:36  
Rating: 6
Written by Slayer666 on 07.06.2011 at 01:14

3.Existo Vulgore - Just plainly mediocre DM song, drums are extremely monotonous, a drum machine could have done a much better job. Predictable, boring song structure, too.

4. Blades for Baal - Read above, only a bit more extreme. Lame vocals tend to kill some decent moments.

8. Nevermore - Read 3.


blades for baal and nevermore are much better songs than the "2 riffs song" existo vulgore. they dont belong in the same category...
Dangerboner - 07.06.2011 at 02:36  
Rating: 2 Even the normal death metal parts on this album are fucking generic and boring. And, how is this album "fresh"? It sounds like Marilyn Manson tried to make a death metal album. The whole thing sounds dumbed-down and rushed.

I can picture my son 15 years from now going through my CD collection, seeing all of my Morbid Angel albums, and just saying to me "u gay bro"

I'm more butthurt over this album than I was with new Cryptopsy because Gateways to Annihilation was my first death metal album that I ever bought. Definitlely a top 5 favorite death metal band for me who never sold out in the 90's when it was fashionable to do so, until now

I remember downloading the leak of Heretic before it came out (Limewire lol) and remembering people making a fuss over it. I did and still like it, but this piece of shit is inexcusable. They need to change their name or something if they plan on continuing this style.
stephenssaiyan - 07.06.2011 at 05:44  
  I'd like to kill myself and then kill myself again in the afterlife. I feel both confused and betrayed.
KvltovKthvlhv - 07.06.2011 at 09:17  
  There are two extreme views on albums of this type that kind of get under my skin. First is the idea that experimenting automatically means its a good album, and the second being that any extreme change in a bands sound means they sold out, or that they automatically suck now. The truth is this album is far from good, but also not the worst album ever released, it has some decent moments on it. The industrial touches could have added so much to Morbid Angel's sound, but they did it all wrong in my opinion, it just seemed that the riffs were uninspired on a lot of the tracks and the industrial touches were added not out of being relevant to the song but purely for the sake of adding something new to the sound. They still know how to write some kick ass solos though. Despite the few decent moments on this album, I think I'll stick to Altars, Covenant, or Domination.
Daniell - 07.06.2011 at 09:23  
Rating: 5
Written by Slayer666 on 07.06.2011 at 01:14

If there is someone blind as a bat and deaf as a 2x4, it's only you with your presumptions of knowing everyone's listening experiences. Guess what, mate, you're not all-knowing and you can't possibly know how others have listened to it. The worst part about is that you presume that based solely on the fact that you liked a few tracks. If you liked it, it's got to be good, right? Therefore, the experiences and opinions of others are invalid.


My only point was that 1 listen does not warrant a good opinion about any album. That's all I wanted to say. There's no need to dissect my brain and assume such a lot of things...
LeChron James - 07.06.2011 at 10:54  
  This woulda made a good CNK album, but I could not anticipate Morbid Angel goin in this direction. Especially not with The Missle filling in for Pete Sandoval.
Mr. Doctor - 07.06.2011 at 12:06  
Rating: 5
Written by Daniell on 07.06.2011 at 09:23

My only point was that 1 listen does not warrant a good opinion about any album. That's all I wanted to say. There's no need to dissect my brain and assume such a lot of things...


Highly doubt it as there are many cds in my collection that were love at first sight or completely awful at first siht as well.
There are many album that need time to digest but this is NOT one of them, there's no deepness in this album at all, nothing between the lines, you get what you lsiten at first sight because of the massive shallowness of this record.
Daniell - 07.06.2011 at 12:37  
Rating: 5 I understand and accept your opinion, even though I disagree with it. In my eyes it's impossible to digest an album after 1 listen. But well, opinions vary.
to each his own
Huntteri - 07.06.2011 at 18:14  
Rating: 7 I must be a masocist, because I actually liked it O.o yeah it really wasn't the album I was waiting for, but the only song I didin't like was Radikult... Weird, but it was decent
iMorphball - 07.06.2011 at 18:26  
Rating: 2 What a let down. I love Morbid Angel and was so excited for a comeback. It's been 8 damn years and all they can come up with is this piece of shit? My God, should've just re-recorded one of their masterpieces or something. They can't write anymore, apparently. So let down, so betrayed.
Xnoybis - 07.06.2011 at 19:24  
Rating: 6 Was it that horrid beyond radish kult?

so destructo vs the earth or whatever sounds like Trey went overboard with his love of anime and wrote a themesong to a non-existent show.

to me it seemed largely like a slight but mediocre continuation of Domination. it's not good, but i don't think it is that terribly horrid. then again, i wasn't expecting another Blessed or Covenant, so it's not like i had as ridiculous expectations as others had... i kept the "meh" Heretic as my benchmark.
Rupert - 07.06.2011 at 19:24  
 
Written by BreadGod on 06.06.2011 at 23:28

I'm currently listening to the track 'Too Extreme!' and frankly, I can name 100 bands more extreme than this song.

I think you missed the point on that one. The title of that track screams sarcasm to me.

EDIT: I just listened to a song - not being too familiar with their earlier work I must say wtf is everyone bitching about? Sure, there are probably dumb lyrics but since when has anyone really cared? I heard pretty decent death metal and I'd like to hear more of it.
Vikcen - 07.06.2011 at 19:29  
 
Written by Daniell on 06.06.2011 at 22:31

But, as is it in vogue this day and age, most people listened to the album once (if that), remembered the new adventurous tracks that obviously stand out, and rushed to bash the album. Listening done fast, superficially, hastily (so many other albums to download!!!), without proper attention that Morbid Angel deserve just for the sole fact that their 3 first albums are metal masterpieces. What can you remember from 1 listen? Fuck all, is what I say. But it's oh so tempting to jump the bandwagon and start the fucking bash carnival, blind as a bat and deaf as a 2x4.


All this are remembering me to Metallica, .
Thrash666 - 07.06.2011 at 20:32  
Rating: 3 8 years..... 8 long fucking years of waiting for a new Morbid Angel record..... and this is what we get? Hopefully its some sick joke that Trey has put together and soon the real Illud Divinum Insanus will be released to the public. But if not, and this is really the new morbid angel album..... Worst record ever. I hate to say that for a Morbid Angel record but its true. This record sounds nothing like MA or true death metal. I dont know what the fuck happened but this record needs to be locked away and Morbid Angel needs to start over. Yes, they arent going to release Altars of Madness every single time but at least they can make the newer stuff some good, and in this case they didnt. I will forever love MA but the new album is shit. Maybe Evil D should stop wearing leather spandex....... theres a good start....... Now we are just gonna have to wait for the next record....... 8 years and counting....
SoulReaper_1982 - 08.06.2011 at 10:54  
Rating: 2 I'm listening to Morbid Angel old albums, to remind myself how great they used to be....

R.I.P. Morbid Angel!
Tatras - 08.06.2011 at 13:05  
Rating: 3 Guys, go listen to Nader Sadek and Hate Eternal, and forget about this crap. New Origin is masterpiece to.
Daniell - 08.06.2011 at 14:38  
Rating: 5
Written by Vikcen on 07.06.2011 at 19:29

Written by Daniell on 06.06.2011 at 22:31

But, as is it in vogue this day and age, most people listened to the album once (if that), remembered the new adventurous tracks that obviously stand out, and rushed to bash the album. Listening done fast, superficially, hastily (so many other albums to download!!!), without proper attention that Morbid Angel deserve just for the sole fact that their 3 first albums are metal masterpieces. What can you remember from 1 listen? Fuck all, is what I say. But it's oh so tempting to jump the bandwagon and start the fucking bash carnival, blind as a bat and deaf as a 2x4.


All this are remembering me to Metallica, .


Which is a perfectly viable comparison. Morbid Angel are to death metal what Metallica are to thrash metal. Co-creators and a major influence. And, exactly as was the case with Metallica, Morbid Angel's attempt at a switch in style (regardless of its quality, which is a separate matter) is met with furious lashout from one-listen critics. It's DIFFERENT, so there's no need to listen closely, it must suck.

Don't get me wrong, I also absolutely hate "Too Extreme" and "Destructhos" just as most people, but I think that all the joy MA gave me throughout the years of listening to their quality releases (say, up to and including "Formulas Fatal to the Flesh") warrants at least quite a few listens of their new offering before trampling it underfoot. They deserve a chance. Sadly, the internet community is the most merciless community on this planet, so respect and sentiment don't apply here.
Horus - 08.06.2011 at 14:59  
Rating: 2 Shit.
Vikcen - 08.06.2011 at 15:49  
 
Written by Daniell on 08.06.2011 at 14:38

Written by Vikcen on 07.06.2011 at 19:29

Written by Daniell on 06.06.2011 at 22:31

But, as is it in vogue this day and age, most people listened to the album once (if that), remembered the new adventurous tracks that obviously stand out, and rushed to bash the album. Listening done fast, superficially, hastily (so many other albums to download!!!), without proper attention that Morbid Angel deserve just for the sole fact that their 3 first albums are metal masterpieces. What can you remember from 1 listen? Fuck all, is what I say. But it's oh so tempting to jump the bandwagon and start the fucking bash carnival, blind as a bat and deaf as a 2x4.


All this are remembering me to Metallica, .


Which is a perfectly viable comparison. Morbid Angel are to death metal what Metallica are to thrash metal. Co-creators and a major influence. And, exactly as was the case with Metallica, Morbid Angel's attempt at a switch in style (regardless of its quality, which is a separate matter) is met with furious lashout from one-listen critics. It's DIFFERENT, so there's no need to listen closely, it must suck.

Don't get me wrong, I also absolutely hate "Too Extreme" and "Destructhos" just as most people, but I think that all the joy MA gave me throughout the years of listening to their quality releases (say, up to and including "Formulas Fatal to the Flesh") warrants at least quite a few listens of their new offering before trampling it underfoot. They deserve a chance. Sadly, the internet community is the most merciless community on this planet, so respect and sentiment don't apply here.


I totally agree with what you say, sometimes it is simply a matter of respect.
To give an example, here in MetalStorm really we are four cats, out of MetalStorm you have an opinion about an album in particular more extensive. The tastes in a community in particular usually are very similar in the deep down.
!J.O.O.E.! - 08.06.2011 at 16:00  
Rating: 6 Actually the noise and experimental fanbase are far more brutal in my experience. There's no such thing as fanboyism in their circles, only cold-hard critiquing and sarcasm. Probably because it attracts an intellectual elite, not the culturally/visually attractive, semi-mass appeal you get with metal.
Zephod - 08.06.2011 at 16:48  
Rating: 4
Written by Mr. Doctor on 07.06.2011 at 00:05

it has very very average industrial like Too Extreme! (seriously, that shit sounds exactly like madagascar's I like to move it move it")


Haha, that's so true
H-metal - 08.06.2011 at 17:31  
Rating: 4 When the single came out I tought the track #2 (destructos vs the earth) was just a bad taste remix. Like those b-sides from Cradle of Filth.
Oh, man... Such a let down.
I'll give this album a few more tries, but.......
Tatras - 08.06.2011 at 18:28  
Rating: 3
Written by H-metal on 08.06.2011 at 17:31

When the single came out I tought the track #2 (destructos vs the earth) was just a bad taste remix. Like those b-sides from Cradle of Filth.
Oh, man... Such a let down.
I'll give this album a few more tries, but.......



I gave it few more tries and my rating felt 1 down
Slayer666 - 08.06.2011 at 20:07  
Rating: 3
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 08.06.2011 at 16:00

Actually the noise and experimental fanbase are far more brutal in my experience. There's no such thing as fanboyism in their circles, only cold-hard critiquing and sarcasm. Probably because it attracts an intellectual elite, not the culturally/visually attractive, semi-mass appeal you get with metal.

Noise attracts intellectual elite? Damn, I'm probably way down on the intelligence scale then.
!J.O.O.E.! - 08.06.2011 at 20:11  
Rating: 6
Written by Slayer666 on 08.06.2011 at 20:07

Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 08.06.2011 at 16:00

Actually the noise and experimental fanbase are far more brutal in my experience. There's no such thing as fanboyism in their circles, only cold-hard critiquing and sarcasm. Probably because it attracts an intellectual elite, not the culturally/visually attractive, semi-mass appeal you get with metal.

Noise attracts intellectual elite? Damn, I'm probably way down on the intelligence scale then.

People who are heavily into noise are generally quite an odd bunch, on the internet at least. Far more frustrating to deal with than any metaller.
BloodTears - 08.06.2011 at 21:59  
  Someone please bring holy water.
Daniell - 08.06.2011 at 23:30  
Rating: 5 I'm off to purify my hears, wherever I have them.
Angelic Storm - 09.06.2011 at 00:16  
Rating: 6 Okies, I finally heard this album for the first time today. lol On one hand, Im pleasantly surprised that the album overall, isnt as bad as I had been expecting, due to the very negative nature of most of the comments on here. But then on the other, I was frankly stunned (and not in a good way) by the album's more experimental moments. To start with, "Too Extreme!" is by far the worst song Morbid Angel have ever recorded, and maybe the worst ever associated with a classic death metal band. I don't mind experimentation (hell, I love Cathedral's "The Guessing Game"!), but this song is just abysmal. It starts off with a deceptively good riff, but everything that comes afterwards wouldn't be out of place on a techno/rave album, vocals aside. Really awful stuff.

The other experimental songs arent quite as mind numbing as that one, but I actually fell asleep listening to "Radikult". Elsewhere, "Blades For Baal" is a really awesome MA song in my eyes, and definitely the best on the album. This is just how I want MA to sound like! "10 More Dead" is a bit more modern, but not too experimental, and is another song on the album I love. xD

On one hand, Im disappointed with the album, because after such a long wait for new material, for half of the album to be terrible or average really isn't good enough. On the other hand, I was expecting to hear nothing good on the album after what some here have said, so I was happy that some of the album I enjoyed. Oh, and Tim Yeung does sound like a drum machine!
Bizzaremifo - 09.06.2011 at 12:41  
Rating: 8 I´m not sure what´s the problem here???? for example i like song I Am Morbid.... i think it´s quite good album, but note I was never a big fan of this band...but still i don´t understand such a low ratings ... yes, some songs have industrial metal influencies , that´s the problem there too, it´s a disturbing element ... especially when they played pure death metal ... but how I said, it´s average album with few good songs
Captain Obvious - 09.06.2011 at 22:53  
Rating: 4 I constantly try to defend ''new albums by old bands'', but not even I can defend this one... what the fuck, guys?
BloodFireDeath - 10.06.2011 at 01:00  
Rating: 8 I enjoyed this album. Almost as much as watching all you metal hipsters hate on this album.
BloodFireDeath - 10.06.2011 at 01:07  
Rating: 8
Written by Mr. Doctor on 07.06.2011 at 00:05

Written by Daniell on 06.06.2011 at 22:31

Woah, so many low ratings. I suppose "Too Extreme!" did that

But seriously, minus "Too Extreme!", "Radikult" and "Destructhos versus some shit slash some bullshit" this album is actually pretty decent. Two songs, "I am Morbid" and "10 More Dead" delicately skim the surface of excellence, and a few more are quite decent: "Nevermore", "Blades for Baal", "Beauty Meets Beast".

But, as it is in vogue this day and age, most people listened to the album once (if that), remembered the new adventurous tracks that obviously stand out, and rushed to bash the album. Listening done fast, superficially, hastily (so many other albums to download!!!), without proper attention that Morbid Angel deserve just for the sole fact that their 3 first albums are metal masterpieces. What can you remember from 1 listen? Fuck all, is what I say. But it's oh so tempting to jump the bandwagon and start the fucking bash carnival, blind as a bat and deaf as a 2x4.


Agreed. I enjoyed the album quite a bit. It was a fun listen. I think another thing is that people were expecting another cheap copy of blessed are the sick or for Trey to tread ground he has already done. It was a creative evolution. Now my vote is kind of rediculous, but the band deserves a 9 just because they earn the extra point because they did something new instead of wallowing in their own piss and vomit like other bands (Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth). Emperor completely changed from their first album to their last. Would you have liked it if they just re-released in the nightside eclipse every two years with different album art? No way. Also another thing was that most people were so caught up in the hype for this album that they didn't think with their heads. They expected a cd from the vaults of Xerxes that gave free blow jobs and pudding and since it didn't do that they feel that they should hate it as much as they can.
BloodFireDeath - 10.06.2011 at 01:08  
Rating: 8
Written by BreadGod on 06.06.2011 at 23:28

I'm currently listening to the track 'Too Extreme!' and frankly, I can name 100 bands more extreme than this song.


My dick is more extreme than you. Haha
BloodFireDeath - 10.06.2011 at 01:09  
Rating: 8
Written by Tatras on 08.06.2011 at 13:05

Guys, go listen to Nader Sadek and Hate Eternal, and forget about this crap. New Origin is masterpiece to.


Hate Eternal is average and the new origin is a bland butter sandwich.
BloodFireDeath - 10.06.2011 at 01:10  
Rating: 8
Written by Guest on 07.06.2011 at 01:15

Well, I almost gave it a 1. I gave it a 3 because of a number of half-decent redeemable moments. Most of the album, however, was terrible beyond belief (particularly Too Extreme!, which was ironically a little too cute). Maybe I'm suffering from the idea that I'm just a fanboy and I can't be objective. I just get the feeling that I don't understand the record at all. It just feels...so un-Morbid Angel. But maybe that's what they were trying to do...Expect a few listens before final evaluation.


You misused the word objective.
BloodFireDeath - 10.06.2011 at 01:11  
Rating: 8
Written by stephenssaiyan on 07.06.2011 at 05:44

I'd like to kill myself and then kill myself again in the afterlife. I feel both confused and betrayed.


Go ahead. See how that works for you.
Xnoybis - 10.06.2011 at 01:20  
Rating: 6 I'm not sure what the fuck hipsters have to do with anything here, but continue spamming away and we won't be seeing you here much longer.
BreadGod - 10.06.2011 at 01:27  
Rating: 1
Written by BloodFireDeath on 10.06.2011 at 01:08

Written by BreadGod on 06.06.2011 at 23:28

I'm currently listening to the track 'Too Extreme!' and frankly, I can name 100 bands more extreme than this song.


My dick is more extreme than you. Haha

Oh yeah, great comeback there, Dane Cook.
Daydream Nation - 10.06.2011 at 01:34  
 
Written by BloodFireDeath on 10.06.2011 at 01:10

Written by Guest on 07.06.2011 at 01:15

Bla bla bla what I said


You misused the word objective.

Not really. There are lots of opinions on the meaning of objectivity (read BitterCOld's post on objective reviews if you haven't already). In fact, some words have extremely long histories to them -- just read Nietzsche's discussion of morality, for example. They change context over different cultures and within cultures themselves. For myself (and a couple others, I might add), there is a certain definition of objectivity in which one only sees the flaws and does not recognize the merits of the album. I'm having a really difficult time finding the merits of this record simply because my past experience with Morbid Angel is interfering with my judgment. That is what I'm trying to get at in clearer terms.

I'm not against band evolution (ie I accepted the new Cynic album, Emperor albums, etc.), but I still find that all the experiments here produce less-than-impressive results, with the death metal tracks being just average tunes. But like I said, I'm trying to listen to the album while I'm in different moods so I can better determine what the album is worth. Stop spamming please.
stephenssaiyan - 10.06.2011 at 06:58  
 
Written by BloodFireDeath on 10.06.2011 at 01:11

Written by stephenssaiyan on 07.06.2011 at 05:44

I'd like to kill myself and then kill myself again in the afterlife. I feel both confused and betrayed.


Go ahead. See how that works for you.

I'am currently transmitting this message from beyond the second grave. Album still sucks!
Tatras - 10.06.2011 at 07:52  
Rating: 3
Written by BloodFireDeath on 10.06.2011 at 01:09

Written by Tatras on 08.06.2011 at 13:05

Guys, go listen to Nader Sadek and Hate Eternal, and forget about this crap. New Origin is masterpiece to.


Hate Eternal is average and the new origin is a bland butter sandwich.


Said guy who rated new MA 9/10. Funny.
garmling - 10.06.2011 at 14:18  
Rating: 2 People who like and defend this album are the ones who bought it and now they need to somehow approve their wasted money!
this is absolute garbage!!! I tried to listen this a couple of times (and I'm open minded, I like Marilyn Manson music too!) and from the first song it's tormenting feeling..."Too Extreme!" is like someone hammering me in the head and I just want to stop it...and when I think it's finally over, after break, hammering continues...no other way then to skip it! "Existo Vulgore" and "Blades for Baal" are nice songs but awfully sterile, and lacks balls cuz of horrible triggered drum production, especially on bass drums..."Nevermore" has that same problem, but song overall is well written (reminds me of "Domination") and is the best song here imo..."10 More Dead" is 2nd best song here, reminds me of "Where the Slime Lives" but lacks its heaviness..."Beauty Meets Beast" is interesting but boring song..."I am Morbid" is some sort of Morbid Angel anthem, and it's not so bad, but it only lacks one crucial thing, a true Morbid Angel songwriting and that is unforgivable! "Radikult" is Marilyn Manson rip off...damn, does Morbid Angel need to copy/paste any other band on planet? Marilyn Manson is much better in this sort of music, has much better lyrics and I see him laughing his ass off on this song "Destructos vs..." and "Profundis-Mea Culpa" are the same shitty hammering like "Too Extreme!" if not even worse...so in the end we have 2 actually good songs, 3-4 pretty sterile and boring songs and 4 absolutely awful songs...damn, even for a newcomer band this is bad and not for such legendary band as is Morbid Angel...the absolute failure of 2011!!!

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