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Morbid Angel

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  • lookamonkey

    lookamonkey

    #6395437 - 12 years ago

    I personally put this band at the top ten of the bands I like.
    Heres a Bunch of info and Any questions ask, I'll try to reply in the best way I can.
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    To see past the secure foundations of convention and into an entirely new state of being demands the strength, conviction and true sense of purpose possessed only by a chosen few. They are the innovators, the leaders, the ones who transcend perceived limitations. In their decade-plus reign as death metal's leading creative force, MORBID ANGEL have consistently succeeded in shattering the musical, spiritual and ideological boundaries of extreme music while unquestionably retaining their core element of brutal and inspirational excellence.

    With their seventh offering, the band that shaped an entire genre has re-defined it yet again. 'Gateways To Annihilation' marks the opening of a new door for MORBID ANGEL - a new path and a new state of mind. Musically enveloping itself within the natural rhythms of the universe, the album flows with the enduring spirit of infinite possibility. The luminous virtuosity of guitarist, founder and song writer Trey Azagthoth, the astonishing battery of legendary percussionist Pete Sandoval and devastating bassist/vocalist/song writer Steve Tucker, along with the classically-inspired workmanship of guitarist Erik Rutan, combine to weave sinuous, striking, and dark grooves around timeless truths and questions that have been asked since the dawn of consciousness and shall be asked forever more. Produced by MORBID ANGEL and Jim Morris at Morrisound Studios in Tampa, FL, 'Gateways To Annihilation' will become another indispensable landmark on the heavy metal landscape. The standards have been raised and exceeded, but that is what MORBID ANGEL have done since their inception.

    The world was introduced to the furious intensity of the Tampa natives in 1989 with the release of 'Altars Of Madness.' The album was a revolutionary and unprecedented statement in extreme metal at the time, its strong song writing, finely tuned musical firewinds and uncontrollable lyrical rage finding so many eager ears that it catapulted to #1 on the UK Independent chart. Their debut has gone on to be unequivocally acknowledged as one of the most influential death metal albums ever recorded, a whirling vortex of searing anger and unstoppable energy. 1991's 'Blessed Are The Sick' cemented MORBID ANGEL's (and songwriter Azagthoth's in particular) reputation as truly innovative and visionary composers, infusing prevalent classical undercurrents within their exceedingly powerful material. 'Blessed...' retained the devastating windstorm of sound that had become their trademark and took it to another dimension. With two already-classic albums behind them and a relentless global touring schedule, the band had become a force destined for recognition further outside of the growing death metal community.

    In 1993, they reached a milestone within that community by becoming the first and only death metal band to be signed to a major label. 'Covenant' proved that a band as uncompromisingly brutal as MORBID ANGEL could not only release an album within the major label system, but thrive in that world as well. 1995's 'Domination' further proved that point, with it's slime-ridden guitar mastery providing a statement to what the band had become: an ever-expanding organic machine, fueled by an unquenchable thirst for evolution and driven by an unstoppable will.

    1997 signaled a major turning point for the band as Steve Tucker joined as bassist and vocalist. His passion, expert musicianship and true death metal vibe helped to make 1998's 'Formulas Fatal To The Flesh' a grand return for MORBID ANGEL and ushered in a new prosperous era for the entire death metal movement. Their exhaustive touring of nearly every continent saw Tucker quickly become an integral part of the band and also proved that, in this day and age, supreme music can still create a supreme response. With 'Formulas...', the continued resonance of the first two classics, two major label triumphs that have sold a half million albums worldwide and a heralded live album ('Entangled In Chaos'), the masters have set the stage for themselves once again.

    In the year 2000, another death metal masterpiece has been given to the world. Emanating strength with its dynamic and sweeping passages, intensely dark melodicism and intricate percussive flair, 'Gateways To Annihilation' represents all of what was, is and will be - in both death metal and beyond. It is the mirror of the true self. It is the rhythm of existence.
    All of this information came form the Morbid angel Website here.
    CDs are.
    Altars Of Madness
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    Blessed Are The Sick
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    Covenant
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    Domination
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    Entangled In Chaos
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    Formulas Fatal To The Flesh
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    Gateways To Annihilation
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    Heretic
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    Abominations Of Desolation
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    Laibach Re-mixes
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    Love Of Lava
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    The band members are.
    Trey Azagthoth
    Guitars
    Pete Sandoval
    Drums
    David Vincent
    Vocals/Bass
    Tony Norman
    Guitar
    Richard Brunelle
    Guitars
    Steve Tucker
    Vocals/Bass
    Eric Rutan
    Peace. Derick.

  • Arntor

    Arntor

    #6395448 - 12 years ago

    Altars of Madness was really the only album I could get into. I felt that everything else is really just more of the same.

  • ElfLuvGaddoo

    ElfLuvGaddoo

    #6395826 - 12 years ago

    ^^ If you can't see the growth as musicians throughout the bands career that's pretty sad.

    As the band progressed songs became more complicated and the lyrics became more extravagant. Also vocally the band has improved tremendously through the years. I can admit that the album Heretic had a lot of rehashed ideas, but with David Vincent back in the band I'm looking forward to the next release.

  • lookamonkey

    lookamonkey

    #6395862 - 12 years ago

    Awating the next release? Of cource. Thats why I gotta start saving my money.

  • anwfamily

    anwfamily

    #6396614 - 12 years ago

    I see.

  • neo_slipknot

    neo_slipknot

    #6396618 - 12 years ago

    Great band, nuff said.

  • lookamonkey

    lookamonkey

    #6398153 - 12 years ago

    I loved heretic...

  • Metalolive

    Metalolive

    #6398508 - 12 years ago

    Morbid Angel is a pretty good band. I dont have any albums by them but my brother has one and he has the Covenant t shirt.

  • lookamonkey

    lookamonkey

    #6398515 - 12 years ago

    Yeah man, I gotta get a few cds...

  • Metalolive

    Metalolive

    #6398547 - 12 years ago

    I think his cd is the Alters Of Madness. I dont want to get up and look because I am to lazy.O_O

  • lookamonkey

    lookamonkey

    #6398559 - 12 years ago

    Aren't we all just wanting to be on your level right now?
    Yeh, hummm I'm gonna go look at prices.

  • Metalolive

    Metalolive

    #6398596 - 12 years ago

    Quite.

  • lookamonkey

    lookamonkey

    #6398616 - 12 years ago

    Wow...The whole concept of posting metal bands in the music thread since cloud has left has really been killed...

  • Ragnaviper

    Ragnaviper

    #6398776 - 12 years ago

    One of the first and best death metal bands. Altars, Blessed, Covenant... all classics. Great live band too.

  • lookamonkey

    lookamonkey

    #6398809 - 12 years ago

    Very true man.

  • Metalolive

    Metalolive

    #6399165 - 12 years ago

    In reply to Ragnaviper, #14:

    Now lets not forget Death.

  • lookamonkey

    lookamonkey

    #6399219 - 12 years ago

    =O
    No...

  • Metalolive

    Metalolive

    #6399594 - 12 years ago

    Hmm what do you not like Death?

  • lookamonkey

    lookamonkey

    #6400366 - 12 years ago

    No...I just never heard them before....

  • Arntor

    Arntor

    #6400836 - 12 years ago

    In reply to lookamonkey, #19:

    :O

    THEY'RE FROM TAMPA TOO, SON.

  • lookamonkey

    lookamonkey

    #6401086 - 12 years ago

    Well, thanks I'll look into them and see what I think i'll get back on you with my opinion....
    Rather than that who here all owns a CD?

  • Metalolive

    Metalolive

    #6402007 - 12 years ago

    In reply to lookamonkey, #21:

    I own Death's first cd Scream Bloody Gore.

  • lookamonkey

    lookamonkey

    #6402203 - 12 years ago

    Ah, very nice how about incantation?

  • Metalolive

    Metalolive

    #6405201 - 12 years ago

    In reply to lookamonkey, #23:

    No. I listend to the my space i thought it was alright but i havnt got around to dowloading them.

  • lookamonkey

    lookamonkey

    #6405457 - 12 years ago

    Yeah, on their site they offer free downloads, what about vader?