Morbid Angel - Heretic review
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
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
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.
"Heretic" is in no way "Altars Of Mandes" nor "Covenant", it's an album from a band that had been active for 20 years before releasing this CD, don't you get it? We can't receive the same things over and over again, the music has to evolve and has to show a reminiscent progress…but apparently "Heretic" didn't do that, this album shows exactly the same formula that appeared on "Gateways…" but with a less digestible line.
But you have to be smart for this, every single Morbid Angel album is a fucking masterpiece, it's just that some of them are in a lesser extent. "Heretic" delivers intense Death Metal in a very technical and catchy way, the guitar solos are magnificent, the riffing is outstanding and the execution is more than brilliant, the problem appears when we compare this album in a past tense…"this album is great, but they used to be better" that's our biggest mistake, why in hell we have to compare this album?
People who has never been into Morbid Angel worship this piece, that's the best example of my words, "Heretic" truly is an outstanding album, but when we fucked up things and compare it with their first efforts, we'll only ruin our experience.
I can easily recommend this record, it's brutal, it's catchy, it's Morbid Angel for crying out loud, you call yourself a death metal aficionado? You are not one if you don't have every Morbid Angel album in your collection.
Best Tracks: "Enshrined By Grace", "Cleansed In Pestilence"
|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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