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Musicians Comment On New Morbid Angel Album "Illud Divinum Insanus"

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Morbid Angel's new album "Illud Divinum Insanus" will be out in less than a week, and Season of Mist has now asked a series of famous names in the metal what they thought of the influential extreme metal act's new opus. The commentary from the various musicians can be viewed below, or you can check out Metalunderground.com's review here.

"The new Morbid Angel album will cause 3rd World War. After June 7th, the extreme metal scene is never gonna be the same again... And I already can't wait the moment I'll be sitting on my sofa listening to 'Illus Divinum Insanus' while the world burns! Ha!" - Nergal, Behemoth.

"No other band in the entire Extreme Metal genre but Morbid Angel would have ever dared to make 'Illud Divinum Insanus'. There are going to be quite a few unimaginative underground purists who think they know better what kind of album Morbid Angel should or should not be putting out, but with 'Illud Divinum Insanus' Trey and David prove that they answer to no one but themselves. It is an incredibly well written, performed, recorded and produced record." - Karl Sanders, Nile.

"One of the best death metal releases since their last album with Vincent. I'm not too much into the techno bits but I am a dude who will appreciate and respect bands doing new things, progressing... So it's all good. Vincent's vocals of course are still as good as they come. And the riffs are definitely there, Trey always delivers. New drummer is killer too!" - Mikael Akerfeldt, Opeth.

"The ultimate voice of death metal is back, as hellish as ever!" - Mikael Stanne, Dark Tranquillity.

"Glad to see Morbid Angel are back! We had our share of criticism when we first incorporated electronic elements in our sound and we know it takes courage and passion to follow one's own stream of inspiration. This time the guitar work is more impressive than ever and those 11 songs are a real 'tour de force'. With this new album they're not afraid to take the hit from the more conservative audience but that's what it means to be extreme!" - Vorph, Samael

"Innovation, wits and a feral 'no compromise' attitude is what brands the greatest of bands. 'Illud Divinum Insanus' is all that and a leap further! Hail Morbid Angel!" - Rune "Blasphemer" Eriksen, Ava Inferi, ex Mayhem.

"Morbid Angel still prove they can continue their legacy and deliver their madness with a skill so elite. The metal scene has no choice but to give back the crown to the undisputable kings of death metal! MORBID! MORBID! MORBID!" - Anders 'Blakkheim' Nystrom, Katatonia

"This is Morbid Angel the way I've always loved them: unpredictable, forward-thinking, different and extreme. In one word: unique. If you hoped for a dull repeat of the past, look elsewhere. If you want something modern and daring, 'Illud Divinum Insanus' is the masterpiece only Morbid Angel could dream up. Kick-ass!" - Dirk Verbeuren, Soilwork.

"I'd say it was definitely worth the wait. M.A. do their own thing as always and they are good at it. Vincent growls like a horny moose (meant in a positive way) Trey's weird riffing and songwriting is there and Tim Yeung is simply amazing. Maybe a couple of less appealing experimental tracks but over all true, groovy, crushing, heavy and fast as it should be. Rock on!" - Ola Lindgren, Grave.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Omni Potens
2. Too Extreme!
3. Existo VulgorÃ
4. Blades for Baal
5. I Am Morbid
6. 10 More Dead
7. Destructos VS the Earth / Attack
8. Nevermore
9. Beauty Meets Beast
10. Radikult
11. Profundis - Mea Culpa

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1. Cynic writes:

Wow, now that is a marketing strategy. In the end though, what one of those artists would ever diss Morbid Angel? What artist doesn't respect a band progressing instead of staying stale?

# Jun 2, 2011 @ 6:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Overlord writes:

i can see akerfeldt was disappointed with certain parts in the album, which makes me kind of nervous...

# Jun 2, 2011 @ 6:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Jenny writes:

"There are going to be quite a few unimaginative underground purists who think they know better what kind of album Morbid Angel should or should not be putting out, but with 'Illud Divinum Insanus' Trey and David prove that they answer to no one but themselves."

:D :D

# Jun 2, 2011 @ 9:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. guy writes:

Those bands have the out most respect for Morbid Angel, Of course they were not going to diss them. If any of you have not listened to the album yet............trust me....you will be really disappointed.

# Jun 2, 2011 @ 11:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. JJ7 writes:

There is nothing "experimental" about Illud Divinum Insanus. it is an unimaginative regurgitating of old industrial beats and old Kiss-like anthem songs. A pathetic sell out attempt by M.A.
This possibly the worst come back album in Death Metal history, an album that will make you cringe at its sheer cheesyness.

# Jun 3, 2011 @ 5:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Jason Park writes:

This is the biggest crock of marketing crap I have ever read. This album is a joke. "I am Morbid" are you kidding me? This should be some soundtrack for WWF wrestling. Too Extreme! is terrible. This record has about 3 songs that are even remotely good.

Every review I have read says how horrible this album is. But they ask these guys above to kiss their a$$ for marketing purposes and they do. I can promise you none of those people who commented actually believe this is an amazing album. This album is total garbage and an embarrassment. This record will certainly make a lot of die hard Morbid Angel fans question their loyalty to the band.

1/5 for me. Horrible, by far the worst of their career.

# Jun 3, 2011 @ 6:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. R10 writes:

Ive only heard 45 sec. snippets of each song. Ill reserve final judgement when i hear the complete record. I dont know what bothered me more,the vocals,or the hard techno. I dont think anyone involved in death metal would trash it,given Morbids legacy status. Brave move by em i will admit. Im sticking to Covenent thank you !

# Jun 3, 2011 @ 6:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. mik writes:

Frankly, that whole promo v.i.p. operation is pathetic. Has the metal world come to this? Asking big names to defend an album, hoping it will help selling that joke of a record?!?

I can't believe Nergal has really listenned to the album. He would have watered down his words a lot.

My biggest questionning about Illud remains the lyrics (most of them). How can men in their 40' possibly sing such egotistic and childish stuff without feeling completely stupid?

# Jun 3, 2011 @ 7:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. BrianMN writes:

I've done nothing but complain since I heard the samples on Youtube.
I was hoping this would be a joke but...nope.
DJ Trey and Grandmaster Evil D and the newly revamped Power Morbid 5000 have truly outdone Metallica (Black album) Cryptopsy (Unspoken King) Cradle of Filth (Thornography) and even the biggest sellout album from Celtic Frost (Cold Lake) can't hold a candle to the horrendous garbage that is Illud.
Three good songs.
Nevermore.
Blades.
Existo.
The rest?
I could tear each one apart but why bother?
Go listen to the crap yourselves.
As for Mr. Sander's comment?
Oh REEEEEELY!!!!
In this case the underground DOES know better.
Have you even heard the album?
Did you have a mouse trap on your foot to keep from laughing?
I realize you're friends but that doesn't mean we have to buy this treasonous crap just because it bears the Morbid logo on it.
The underground has spoken, dump Vincent and someone wake up Trey since Quake has fried what little brain he had left.
This album may storm out the gate, appear on Billboard by all the loyalists but trust me the mainstrem will NEVER accept this. It will drop off Billboard faster than you can imagine.
It's not new, not innovative, it's recycled techno/industrial from 1994.
This is really turning out to be an amazing year for metal.
From colossal triumps like Septc Flesh, Born of Osiris, Obscura, Hate Eternal, possibly Amon and Project Hate.
I suppose all that awesome has to be balanced out by....Morbid, and Pestilence....who's new stuff is also on youtube....OMG the vocals!!!!! HORRID.
Morbid Angel....RIP.
Power Morbid 5000? May you fail immediately!!!!

# Jun 3, 2011 @ 7:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. R10 writes:

Brian MN: the lyrics i heard on the snippets were beyond cheesy,almost downright embarassing! Almost dare i say,"cock rockish" . I have to think it will be rejected by most who hear it. Sadly, Cryptopsys last sounds like None so Vile in comparison. And the Black album unfortunately sold 16 million copies so Metallica obviously chose that path and direction. This might be the biggest tank job in death metal history. And i predict a huge statement from Cryptopsy next release!

# Jun 3, 2011 @ 7:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. BrianMN writes:

@R10...
I think you're right about Cryptopsy, getting their old guitarist back is a definite good sign.
As for Metallica?
Too bad for Morbid, you're not Metallica.
Cradle of Filth thought the same.....the black album was a ....I don't even KNOW what.
There were so many elements that made that album a success.
The death of glam metal, the rise of grunge, the public acceptance of heavier music, Metallica wrote the perfect album at the perfect time.
It was a case of (I hate to use the word destiny) but that's exactly what it was.
May have been the supreme insult to us old timers but it was the perfect storm for success.
Cradle tried to replicate this storm as have others I already mentioned.
Sorry, not gonna happen.
Metallica must have had a one on one meet and greet with Satan to get that lucky.
Vincent can summon all the ancient ones he wants, this is NO black album.

# Jun 3, 2011 @ 9:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Bleh... writes:

What a horrible disappointment. I wasn't a huge fan of Morbid Angel past Covenant; Domination had only a few songs I was a fan of but I still respected the later stuff without David. We waited 8 YEARS for this. 8 YEARS.

I've pretty much given up on music in general at this point, I'm throwing in the towel. Autopsy's release this year I enjoyed, but I cannot think of anything else worth mention.

# Jun 3, 2011 @ 10:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Mikael Stanne writes:

Glad you asked opinions of the sh**tiest bands out there. Nobody listens these poser fags, so no wonder they are stoked about this pile of sh**.
Mikael Stanne LOLOLO

# Jun 3, 2011 @ 10:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Dasher10 writes:

As the guy who wrote the review for this site, IDI isn't a bad album for incorporating new ideas and alienating purists. It's a bad album for executing new ideas poorly.

Also, to the poster above me, how are Grave posers? The never went melodeth like Entombed and Dismember did unless old-school Swedish death metal is somehow not trve enough for you.

# Jun 3, 2011 @ 5:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Coregun writes:

It wasn't a horrible effort. Still better in comparison to Metallica's failure album that is St. Anger.

But this album makes Gateways to Annihilation sound f'ning phenomenal!

# Jun 3, 2011 @ 7:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Cynic writes:

Wait not to get off topic, but Dismember and Entombed never went melodeath though they did death n' roll stuff - and the new Dismember stuff has been sick.

@BrianMN - Power Morbid 5000, I lol'd.

# Jun 3, 2011 @ 7:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Dasher10 writes:

Well, Entombed is Death and Roll and Dismember have melodic leads that inspired a lot of melodeath bands. Grave have never been accessible.

# Jun 3, 2011 @ 7:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. BrianMN writes:

@Cynic...always happy to provide a chuckle. :)
Anyway...Power Morbid 5000 is just the shortened version of their new real name...
Power Morbid Marilyn Zombie 5000.
I guess I'm going through all the stages of grief like one does with the death of a loved one, or the same thing I went through when hearing the black album for the first time.
Disbelief.
Denial.
Anger.
Acceptance.
A fond remembrance for what once was....
I still hope Mobid takes this as a wake up call.
It's getting nothing short of nasty out there in regards to reviews from fans and critics alike.
I have no problem with progression.
Morbid set the standard for progression in early death metal.
Morbid SETS trends, they don't follow ten year old trends that have come and gone.
Oh well....
Dismember you speak of?
Ahhh....now that's memories..."Like an Ever Flowing Stream".
"Left Hand Path" from Entombed....the glory days of Swedish Death!!!
I lost interest after the whole "death and roll" transition I must admit but if Dismember is back in the game I look forward to hearing what they come up with.
Now...we just have to get Entombed to do a modern "Left" or "Clandestine".
I don't wanna hear any of that crap that they can't do it.
If Fear Factory and Samael can revisit and equal if not outright, out do the old stuff then there's no reason Entombed and the others can't.
Get you heads in the game AND BRING IT.
Cause Morbid and Pestilence are officially on the disabled list for now......

# Jun 3, 2011 @ 9:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Fuck_A_Name writes:

I hate that f***ing argument. "Only underground purists will trash this album" Only fags listen to this music" "Only retards would think that"

It makes it so that as soon as you voice even a reasonable bit of dissension, you automatically get typecast as an a$$hole.

But then again, Karl Sanders has always had that great quote " Hey, you cant be everyone's favorite death metal band". So it makes sense that he would use one of those arguments to defend his buddies band. Hey, f*** you, this is what they wanted to make, who cares if people hate it. Which is in itself a fallacious argument, but whatever, it works. :P

# Jun 3, 2011 @ 9:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Tom J. writes:

Morbid Angel have completely embarrassed themselves and have just ruined all of the credibility they ever had. This idiots mentioned above all are lying out of their asses. There is no way in f*** those bands all think this new Morbid Angel album is amazing blah blah. For them to even say that is them selling out themselves. So all of those guys are just as much sell outs as Morbid Angel is.

I was hoping that this was all just a big joke, release all of these awful songs and get a huge crazy uproar, let all of the torrents and filesharing companies to release these fake songs. And then on release day tell everyone it was all a joke.

But this isn't a joke, this is really happening. They are really putting out this awful, sell out garbage. I really am stunned.

This is by far the biggest let down in Death Metal history (at least for me personally!)

# Jun 3, 2011 @ 9:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Charlie's Morbid Angels writes:

Too Extreme!? f***,,, i think i need to go pray for these guys

# Jun 4, 2011 @ 2:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Fuck_A_Name writes:

Honestly I'm not actually surprised this thing is crap. If an album takes 8 years to make, it's usually garbage. Too much procrastination, unfocused ideas, and too much room for second-guessing. Look at chinese Democracy. The guitarist to Queen wrote a solo for that album like 5 years ago at Axel Rose's request and it didnt even make it on the album. Imagine what kindof tom-foolery happened in the 8 years it took to write this travesty.

# Jun 4, 2011 @ 3:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Alhadis writes:

If any of the queried artists had've said anything scathing, I doubt MetalUnderground would've published it.

# Jun 4, 2011 @ 7:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. R10 writes:

As an "old school" metaller i have to admit i do live in the past. My mind,metal wise is stuck in the 85-95 time frame.Morbids apex for me was Covenent,nothing theyve released since comes close to touching it. Its not impossible for them to come back from this "nightmare",but they cant wait 8 years for a better effort. Napalm Death had a mistep in the mid 90s,with a more polished,mainstream release and they responded with some awesome releases. So its not totally impossible to come back from this.

# Jun 4, 2011 @ 8:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. sonictherapy writes:

If this would have been some nu-metal band putting this out, it would have been an impressive release. But this is Morbid Angel - the masters of complexity, breakdowns and darkness personified. This is just apalling. Really trite chroruses, assembly-line riffs and drums that sound programmed. Now you know that if the fans and listeners feel this way, these musicians must think along the same lines because they are held to a higher standard. You know they're being politically correct with all this @$$ kissing.

# Jun 4, 2011 @ 10:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. xFiruath writes:

Alhadis, might I suggest clicking the link provided in the story above that heads to a review of the album?

# Jun 4, 2011 @ 1:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. J.B. writes:

This album is so terribly wrong.. i think that they've some real drug issues..

# Jun 4, 2011 @ 6:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Macgyver writes:

Someone commented one of the songs youtube:

"THIS ALBUM IS GAYER THAN ROB HALFORD SUCKING GAAHL'S d*** WHILE LISTENING TO ELTON JOHN!"

As a big MA fan I can honestly say that I could't agree more.

# Jun 5, 2011 @ 11:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Korgull writes:

Morbid Angel, I now dub thee... Cryptopsy

The "PURIST TRASH" they hate, seems to be the equivalent of "anyone with common sense and a moderately good taste in music", shame such even Death Metal gods are not above this kind of tripe.

It's one thing to change your style, it's another thing to sound like it's a collaboration between Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson. And if you want to sound like the latter, you're going to be treated like you are the latter, and you can FOAD.


And, OF COURSE, if you interview people from equally crappy bands that have enjoyed the love of every casual/entry-level listener since they started making more commercial-friendly music, they're going to say positive things about this pile of crap.

# Jun 5, 2011 @ 2:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. Heresy_Messiah writes:

Man...... I wonder if all the musicians who commented on this album were speaking truth or if they were all just.....I guess.....feeling bad!?!?

# Jun 5, 2011 @ 6:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. ProcellaFutuo writes:

Recently coming off a 7 year exclusively black metal binge, grabbing MA's first two albums was a good idea after reading so much about their influence on BM. WTF happened with the new one? Reuniting with your classic vocalist should be a great and wonderous thing, not an opportunity to become the 1349 of black metal? Maybe Tom G. should get in on their next one.

I f***ing love everything on Altars and Blessed tho

# Jun 6, 2011 @ 1:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. hilzzy writes:

i dare everyone to listen to Radicult by Morbid Angel without wanting to punch your computer screen

# Jun 6, 2011 @ 5:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. Forever Morbid writes:

who could review it better than Karl Sanders !

# Jun 6, 2011 @ 7:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. Korgull writes:

@Forever Morbid

Anyone who isn't in a crappy band that is bound to actually like such a horrible album, who wasn't probably pressured into saying positive things if they actually did hate it, and can speak freely without worrying about pissing off a label.

No one hates it because they're purists, they hate it because it is complete, utter crap.

# Jun 6, 2011 @ 10:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. come on writes:

In all honesty, it is not all that bad. I’m sure there are way worse releases this year. The only reason people are complaining is because this album was way overhyped to begin with. People had high expectations for a band that has been out of the scene for around eight years. At least it’s better than any other deathcore or metalcore album that comes out. It is still morbid angel nevertheless. Yes, it is definitely the worst out of all their studio albums. Can anyone answer why they also skipped letter “E?” They could not think of a title or what?

# Jun 6, 2011 @ 11:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. BrianMN writes:

@come on.
The letter "E" wasn't skipped it was the live album "Entangled by Chaos".
As far as this album is better than any "core".
Born of Osiris is considered "core" and their new one completely obliterates Illud in every way.
For a band of Morbid's calibur this album is inexcusable and yes, I've forced myself to listen to it multiple times.
But if you find something to like about it then that's good also.
Just different tastes is all........

# Jun 6, 2011 @ 12:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. Zalkant writes:

I think Mikael and Ole both hinted towards their true opinions there, in the most sackless and polite way possible. That is, that these "experimental" tracks are so laughable and so poorly executed that they can't even lie about thinking well of them for a PR spot.

Why not ask some actual death metal artists what they think of this album? Or hell, some actual electronic artists. This album is a joke no matter what genre you're coming from, unless of course you're a joke yourself. No wonder the posers gathered in this article find it so reassuring.

# Jun 6, 2011 @ 1:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. ChaosDecides writes:

I'm all for experimentation, as long as it doesn't result in total failure like the new Morbid Angel album does.

It's sickening that none of the guys they asked about the album had the balls to call a spade a spade.

I guess this is what happens when you sit around and stagnate for 8 years.

# Jun 6, 2011 @ 2:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. Andy X Edge writes:

i dont get it. Rammstain / Merlyn Manson cover songs are f***in joke up there. what a f*** is that. Blades for Baal is the real MA song, Nevermore is cool, but ...two first songs and two last ones. Jizz! Its joke. best thing about this album is ... LAYOUT!

# Jun 6, 2011 @ 6:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. Joey Ismean writes:

So what? I can get all of my friends to leave positive comments for me on anything I do if need be. The album is still sh**.

# Jun 6, 2011 @ 6:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. lol writes:

an army of sheep led by a lion is more fearsome than an army of lions led by a sheep

# Jun 6, 2011 @ 7:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. Vavid Dincent writes:

Avant garde? Seriously?

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/804/davidvincenttomwarriora.jpg/

# Jun 6, 2011 @ 7:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. jason smith writes:

idc what anyone says about the album. I will still listen and reserve judgement til after. I love trey but this is just not a morbid angel record without pete. And i dont think it fair for everyone to trash the remaining ma members efforts to make a record without him and his distinctive style. It couldnt have been easy at all. But i shall be fair enough to see for myself what is there and if i like certain parts and dont others so what? I still get my moneys worth. Moreso than with any of the bullsh** pop artists records with one sh**ty song going gold and the rest of the record being forgottten thru time. If you can play and write better then do it and stfu already.

# Jun 6, 2011 @ 9:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. T-money writes:

2 things:

1. The majority of bands will not publicly criticize another band, especially if your bands' music targets the same demographic as the other band.

2. A new Morbid Angel album also means a world tour. A world tour by Morbid Angel holds a lot of opportunities for all the other bands, as in 'opening act'. So naturally you're not going to tell your possible future employer that their new material sucks.

There's 3 songs that are somewhat listenable, but they still sound lazy and uninspired. The remaining tracks -which unfortunately make up the majority of the album- should have never been published under the Morbid Angel name.

# Jun 7, 2011 @ 2:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. Dretch writes:

lol wow the desperation! I'd have to agree with what band is going to overtly come out against Morbid Angel? The album is absolute garbage and the silly PR war MA has waged against fans instead of mayyyyybe admitting they wrote the album on Ecstasy would go a long way to actually looking forward to another album. If this is the direction they are going they should simply retire.

# Jun 7, 2011 @ 3:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. Lord Seth writes:

so cute!! little metal friends helping Morbid Angel to convince us that the new release is not a turd pile!
As if they are going to buy the album of tickets for the concerts! is the opinion of the fans that counts! the ones filling their nu metal industrial pocket with bucks!

# Jun 7, 2011 @ 1:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. killnow writes:

The best thing on this album is the morbid angel logo on the cover. This album embarrasses me as a MA fan.

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48. Nunya writes:

You know what, im gonna stand by morbid angel because they gave oldschool fans 5 good songs (in my opinion) in blades, existo, nevermore, beauty meets beast, and 10 more dead and i even like im morbid and mea culpa (which i admit wouldve been alot better without the uneeded drum machine bits over the actual drums)
The only fault in this album was that they sprang there new musical tastes on us too quickly when they shouldve eased it in over a few albums and never released an album with over half non-death metal material, but if these songs like radikult that everyone now hates were on several different albums over the next few years that they wouldve been embraced more

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49. Nunya writes:

and i agree with BrianMN that if you dont like it, you dont like it, but i think you should give it a chance while pretending its some new band instead of morbid angel

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50. !Nailgun! writes:

I gave it a chance. Once through was all I needed to hear.

# Jun 7, 2011 @ 11:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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51. xPlaguedBastardx writes:

It's definitely not their best sh**, but if you close your eyes and forget that it's Morbid Angel, it's amazingly decent. I'll still be sticking with Blessed Are The Sick, however.

# Jun 8, 2011 @ 2:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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52. Heresy_Messiah writes:

Just listened to some of the New Stuff. Drums, Guitars, Bass, Drums, are ok. Though, you can definitely tell that Pete is not apart of this album, which really blows. The rest of it, lyrically and some of the vocals kind of have a cross bred influential sound of Hatebreed and Chimaria.
In all honesty I can not blame the band for trying something different. MA has had an amazing reputation in the world of metal for years, so to all of us they should be keeping a certain style. The style and formula that got them to the top in the beginning!
I kinda also see that they wanted to be like Dimmu Borgir and try to head in a new direction, which sometimes is good or absolutely horrid. In this case I kinda see it as in the middle, but that is just me. Not an album I would go out and though, unless I saw it used!

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53. Vomitchrist writes:

You know something's up when one of the most successful death metal bands in the world feels the need to get a bunch of musicians from (mostly less popular) bands to say nice things about the album to convince the public it's not a terrible mistake

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54. R 10 writes:

I like cheese.

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55. dusk governor writes:

it's all a sick joke innit ??!??!

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56. well writes:

no this album sucks

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57. Gealgóir writes:

Complete Joke of a band

f*** this, everyone needs to start listening to good DM bands. Forget these cash cows its time to move on from MAs CCs Deicides :

Grave Miasma, Miasmal, Diocletan, Portal, Bolt Thrower, Hail of Bullets

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58. Nunya writes:

how dare you diss old school MA, thems fightin words...
Eingard!

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59. Bobo writes:

Unacceptable that MA didn't deliver with a defining album after 8 yrs. off. Domination was somewhat weak & they came back strong with Formulas. Formulas is right up there with Altars, Blessed, Covenant & Entangled. They backslid with Gateways, but their comeback in Heretic, though not as good as Fatal, has some strong songs & overall isn't a bad album. Illvd should've been MA's return to the throne, especially with David back in the fold. I bought the CD today & can't believe how lousy it is. As awesome as Pete is, Yeung is a very capable drummer & I don't accept the absence of Pete being the reason this album sucks so badly. Hell, they waited 8 yrs. to release an album, so it wouldn't really matter if they went another yr. or 2 if they waited to release another 1. Pete was the drummer on Domination & Gateways, so the weakness of Illvd doesn't fall on Pete. This is squarely on Trey. There has to be an objective band member somewhere that has the balls to say how lousy Illvd is. 8 yrs. waiting for this crap?! A new MA album should be an event!

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60. Bobo writes:

Just wanted to clarify that I meant to say the weakness of Illvd doesn't fall on Yeung. I said Pete in my previous post. Anyway, Illvd sucks.

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61. Bladaw writes:

This album is the most amazing cd I've ever hear. Pure genius. I haven't stopped listening to it since I got it. From start to finish, stellar.

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62. Spirit In Black writes:

Opinions are like a**eholes...everyone's got one!

Have listened to this release a couple of times, and sure, there's questionable stuff on there, it should really come to no surprise they would mix in influences they like.

I'm not saying this is a exceptional release. I find it a bit too 'over manufactured'. It lost a little of that unpredictability for me, but I will still listen to it and I have enjoyed it.

I'm not into Techno at all, but thought I would see what MA's take is on that, whilst I am not convinced, I will give it a few more goes before I pass judgement.

This one is not exceptional but then again not a complete load of trash as some have made it out to be.

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63. JustDisappointed writes:

I can't say I didn't see this coming. Well, not exactly this, but something similar, anyway.

I mean, 8 years. In 2004, Steve Tucker left and David Vincent came back. And at this precise time, they forgot about the albums from Formulas through Heretic as they've never even existed (somehow the song Bil Ur-Sag escaped this time paradox).

And what did they do after this reunion, which should have spawned a creative collaboration? They've toured for like 7 years with basically the same setlist. And after the first 4 years, they came up with a new song (Nevermore), which is mediocre at best. At that point I suspected that Trey Azagthoth may have ran out of ideas, motivation or both. Or even worse, that he was held back by David Vincent.

I guess they realized after a while, that they need to put out a new album to get things going, so here we are.
We have an album which sounds and feels like the album most likely Trey himself would have been feared back in 1995 they would release if David Vincent wasn't left.

Maybe it's just me, but the whole situation looks like when someone breaks up with his girlfriend because she's holding him back and tries to change him into somebody that he doesn't want to be, then after dumped by his next girlfriend, he takes back the previous one and let her take control of him out of fear to be left alone.

Maybe I'm completely wrong and Trey indeed had an enlightenment that he want to do things this way, and he was all wrong from 1995 to 2004 (hence seems to be forgetting the whole period altogether).

The biggest problem with this album is not that it's not worthy of Morbid Angel. If you forget for a minute, that you're listening to Morbid Angel and you try to ignore the silly lyrics, you still only have a painfully mediocre record with 'experimentations' that wasn't new even 15 years ago.

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64. humbaba writes:

Evil D. D for Douschebag.Whats this talk of progression? Progressing into mall-goth metal? Dont get me wrong, I recognize the genius in the instrumentals. Trey and Pete are never not progressing, but Vincent's vocals sound like they should be in some chug-core-break-core-Disturbed-Korn cover band. What the f*** happened to this guy's sack? Everything he did with M.A. was great til now. Too many years with the Genitotures have sucked any remaining metal from him and left a dry hollow hot topic fa**ot. It pains me to write this, because the musicianship is badass, but those vocals are chaff.

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65. indymike writes:

honestly, I think it was a terrible idea to come out with an album so dramatically different than what their fans have been expecting. Its been 8 years, we wanted something true to what we missed about Morbid Angel, something intense, well written, and heavy. I wont discredit the whole album, nevermore and 10 more dead are awesome f***ing songs, but with the rest of the tracks, it kind of feels like they shat them out because they were obligated to....I wouldnt be so upset with it if this was not the return album, but it is what it is, hopefully they really kick our a$$ next time around. And as far as " This was for us, we wanted to make it, we dont care if you like it, blah f***ing blah" i say bullsh**. If it was for them and had no intentions of people accepting it or not, this album would have never been on the shelf, not as a morbid angel album. this in my opinion is an attempt to suck in a wide range of new , younger fans, and slowly introduce them to true death metal. I dont think its going to work too well, but hey, im just a death metal fan, i dont know what younger kids are into. I hope it works for them, i hope they do what i think they are doing, i hope the TRUE morbid angel will be back soon.

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