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Morbid Angel - Blessed Are The Sick



8.6 | 635 votes |
Release date: 1991
Style: Death metal

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Disc I [CD]
01. Intro
02. Fall From Grace
03. Brainstorm
04. Rebel Lands
05. Doomsday Celebration
06. Day Of Suffering
07. Blessed Are The Sick / Leading The Rats
08. Thy Kingdom Come
09. Unholy Blasphemies
10. Abominations
11. Desolate Ways
12. The Ancient Ones
13. In Remembrance

Disc II [DVD] [2009 Reissue bonus]
Tales Of The Sick: A Closer Look
01. Making The Records
02. The Cover And The Image
03. The Background Of The Live Show
04. You¹re Either With Us...
05. Inspiration
06. Making The Video
07. At War With Weakeners
08. Band Merchandising
09. The Tampa Scene
10. Who Is Morbid Angel?
+ Blessed Are The Sick [video]

Top 20 albums of 1991: 17

Guest review by
metalhead3
Rating:
9.6
Nearly every band's career goes like this: it starts with a good album, which is not very experimental, and then continues with an album which is more weird and progressive (and has better production). After that they either start making music that is inferior to the first two albums or start playing catchy and accessible stuff (some bands fail to do either). Morbid Angel belongs to the latter group, but this review will focus on their second and probably the best work (some say that Altars of Madness is better, but I disagree).

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published 10.01.2010 | Comments (8)

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13.09.2011 - 00:29
Rating: 9
musicalkaratekid

Apart from two very tedious tracks ('Fall from Grace' and the title track) i thought this album was brilliant. A great progression from altars of madness, and i thought the piano-led interludes worked really well!
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13.09.2011 - 00:40
Rating: 10
@gent_-_orange

Written by musicalkaratekid on 13.09.2011 at 00:29

Apart from two very tedious tracks ('Fall from Grace' and the title track) i thought this album was brilliant. A great progression from altars of madness, and i thought the piano-led interludes worked really well!

Its all opinions of course but I cant fathom how you can think both Fall from Grace and Blessed are the sick are tedious, IMO they are two of the best songs on the record. Still though we both agree this album is awesome
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13.09.2011 - 01:13
Rating: 9
musicalkaratekid

Written by @gent_-_orange on 13.09.2011 at 00:40

Written by musicalkaratekid on 13.09.2011 at 00:29

Apart from two very tedious tracks ('Fall from Grace' and the title track) i thought this album was brilliant. A great progression from altars of madness, and i thought the piano-led interludes worked really well!

Its all opinions of course but I cant fathom how you can think both Fall from Grace and Blessed are the sick are tedious, IMO they are two of the best songs on the record. Still though we both agree this album is awesome

Well, ive listened to this album countless times, and to me Fall from grace and Blessed are the sick just don't stand out at all-maybe because of the repetition of the riffs winding out into five minute songs. But yes the album is awesome\m/
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13.09.2011 - 01:25
Rating: 10
@gent_-_orange

Written by musicalkaratekid on 13.09.2011 at 01:13

Written by @gent_-_orange on 13.09.2011 at 00:40

Written by musicalkaratekid on 13.09.2011 at 00:29

Apart from two very tedious tracks ('Fall from Grace' and the title track) i thought this album was brilliant. A great progression from altars of madness, and i thought the piano-led interludes worked really well!

Its all opinions of course but I cant fathom how you can think both Fall from Grace and Blessed are the sick are tedious, IMO they are two of the best songs on the record. Still though we both agree this album is awesome

Well, ive listened to this album countless times, and to me Fall from grace and Blessed are the sick just don't stand out at all-maybe because of the repetition of the riffs winding out into five minute songs. But yes the album is awesome\m/

Maybe I am just a fan of Morbid Angel when they play slow (which they do on both those songs) IMO that is when the band is at its best, It somehow sounds "Heavier" to me
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13.09.2011 - 01:49
Rating: 9
musicalkaratekid

Written by @gent_-_orange on 13.09.2011 at 01:25

Written by musicalkaratekid on 13.09.2011 at 01:13

Written by @gent_-_orange on 13.09.2011 at 00:40

Written by musicalkaratekid on 13.09.2011 at 00:29

Apart from two very tedious tracks ('Fall from Grace' and the title track) i thought this album was brilliant. A great progression from altars of madness, and i thought the piano-led interludes worked really well!

Its all opinions of course but I cant fathom how you can think both Fall from Grace and Blessed are the sick are tedious, IMO they are two of the best songs on the record. Still though we both agree this album is awesome

Well, ive listened to this album countless times, and to me Fall from grace and Blessed are the sick just don't stand out at all-maybe because of the repetition of the riffs winding out into five minute songs. But yes the album is awesome\m/

Maybe I am just a fan of Morbid Angel when they play slow (which they do on both those songs) IMO that is when the band is at its best, It somehow sounds "Heavier" to me

Well here's the thing, I like some of morbid angel's slower songs,but not all of them. Still,its a matter of opinion...
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13.09.2011 - 01:53
Rating: 10
@gent_-_orange

Written by musicalkaratekid on 13.09.2011 at 01:49

Written by @gent_-_orange on 13.09.2011 at 01:25

Written by musicalkaratekid on 13.09.2011 at 01:13

Written by @gent_-_orange on 13.09.2011 at 00:40

Written by musicalkaratekid on 13.09.2011 at 00:29




Maybe I am just a fan of Morbid Angel when they play slow (which they do on both those songs) IMO that is when the band is at its best, It somehow sounds "Heavier" to me

Well here's the thing, I like some of morbid angel's slower songs,but not all of them. Still,its a matter of opinion...

Indeed. Great album anyway
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13.09.2011 - 05:03
Rating: 10
Angelic Storm
Melodious
This is the first Morbid Angel album I ever heard, and it's also my favourite. It has a wonderful atmospheric quality, as well as featuring classic death metal crushers like "Fall From Grace", "The Ancient Ones", and "Day Of Suffering". It's a bleak, yet beautiful album, and Morbid Angel's masterpiece in my eyes.
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26.03.2012 - 21:39
Rating: 8
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Awesome.
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14:22 - Marcel Hubregtse
I do your mum
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17.11.2012 - 11:53
Rating: 10
HAAZBRUTAL8666

This is my favorite Morbid Angel release ever, Covenant takes second.
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30.03.2013 - 06:38
Maco
Pvt Funderground
Much better than it's predecessor with no doubt
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Crackhead Megadeth reigns supreme.
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12.04.2013 - 11:08
Jaeryd
Nihil's Maw
Is it just me, or is the last half of the album way better than the first half?
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12.04.2013 - 21:12
Rating: 10
Angelic Storm
Melodious
Written by Jaeryd on 12.04.2013 at 11:08

Is it just me, or is the last half of the album way better than the first half?


It's their best and most consistent album from front to back in my opinion. There's not a single bad song on it.
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21.05.2013 - 23:07
Illog1cal
Account deleted
Written by Jaeryd on 12.04.2013 at 11:08

Is it just me, or is the last half of the album way better than the first half?


Most of the songs in the second half were written a few years before the rest of the songs in the first half were written.
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21.11.2015 - 02:24
Maco
Pvt Funderground
While Altars took me longer to love, this album clicked with me after the first riff I listened to, still my favorite from them.
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Crackhead Megadeth reigns supreme.
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21.03.2020 - 03:51
Rating: 9
DeathMetal

Solid album.
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21.03.2020 - 11:44
Rating: 9
Metal Rambo

One of their best albums. Not as solid as Altars, but obviously far better than anything they have done after Covenant.
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You've got a lot of guts. Let's see what they look like!
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17.10.2020 - 12:35
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Written by Metal Rambo on 21.03.2020 at 11:44

One of their best albums. Not as solid as Altars, but obviously far better than anything they have done after Covenant.


I have to agree, frist 3 can be good, classic, DM classioc even not my fav, but I can agree. Cant stand new MA, its equally bad as Slayer after seasons
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Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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21.10.2021 - 09:31
Rating: 7
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
Very good album indeed, some great songs like "Abominations", "Thy Kingdom Come", "The Ancient One's" and "Fall From Grace", I wasn't too fond of the short instrumental intervals though, for me they disrupted the flow of album, otherwise for me it would of been as good as Altars Of Madness.
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22.10.2021 - 10:53
gavdann

If you consider Morbid Angel, Death and Obituary to be the godfathers of old school death metal, I'd have to say Morbid Angel are my least favourite but Blessed Are the Sick was my introduction and it's between this and Altars for my favourite MA album.
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