Morbid Angel Altars of Madness
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NeroCorleone80
February 7th 2015


33155 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Chapel of Ghouls was the song that really got me into dm

facupm
February 7th 2015


10327 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

human is mine

facupm
February 7th 2015


10327 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

in terms of songs, i dont remember exactly, probably vacant planets with that cosmic riff being my orgasm

Titan
February 7th 2015


11396 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

'It's been so long since I've given it a listen, and I thought it fair to give it another chance. It's fine but just doesn't trip my trigger. Formulas..., Blessed..., and Covenant all slay angels and sound better than this.'



I agree with Covenant, it's been my favorite of theirs for 20 years now.



Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
February 7th 2015


19742 Comments


i agree with that, covenant is their best

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EvoHavok
February 7th 2015


4092 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yup, I enjoy Covenant the most as well.

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Ryus
February 7th 2015


10971 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

covenant is third best after this and abominations

OvDeath
February 7th 2015


7493 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I rarely go back to Covenant. I never understood the love for that one as much as Altars, Abominations and Blessed. I can't stand Domination. Gateways is one of their best. The others don't leave much of a mark.

NeroCorleone80
February 7th 2015


33155 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Yeah I'd take Blessed over Covenant. Not by much though

facupm
February 7th 2015


10327 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

this is better than both though

Titan
February 7th 2015


11396 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

'I never understood the love for that one as much as Altars, Abominations and Blessed.'



Abominations?



You are aware that its not even an official album released by the band and had ZERO shelf life over the years, right?



Piss really shoved it down all your throats, I gotta give him credit for that.

OvDeath
February 7th 2015


7493 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I don't know what that last line means, but it was their first album before they shelved it, but even then it was released in the early 90s and has been issued 15 times over the years. And most Morbid Angel fans acknowledge it and hail it as a classic. I see it mentioned everywhere. Dunno why you're trying to question its validity simply because the band didn't release it right away. Mike Browning's drumming and vocals were fantastic, and the production was on point. Really fat, organic production that did Morbid Angel's music the best justice. Not to mention the tracks that Browning wrote were always MA's best tracks. I mean, there's a reason the band re-made almost every track on that album over the years, and that's because they're all fucking good. If the material wasn't good enough, they would never have re-recorded and scattered them throughout their discography.

OvDeath
February 7th 2015


7493 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

then again that might just be my Mike Browning obsession shining through.

Havey
February 7th 2015


10026 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

thy kingdom come is one of their best imo

Havey
February 7th 2015


10026 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

You are aware that its not even an official album released by the band and had ZERO shelf life over the years, right?


like what

Titan
February 7th 2015


11396 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

oh hear we go again, if you were around on this site over the last 3 years you would understand exactly what i'm talking about. MA fans DO NOT hail this as a classic because it never surfaced anywhere - i don't care how many times it was re-issued. This album was no where to be found throughout their history and if it was, it was in an obscure mom and pop store in the middle of nowhere.



Im not contesting your love for the album but dont sit here and say you dont understand the love for Covenant over this - Covenant was fucking huge man. There wasn't always an internet where you can download everything a band ever released like you can today. Trust me, I've been through it all.

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
February 7th 2015


19742 Comments


lol #rekt

OvDeath
February 7th 2015


7493 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

"MA fans DO NOT hail this as a classic because it never surfaced anywhere - i don't care how many times it was re-issued. This album was no where to be found throughout their history and if it was, it was in an obscure mom and pop store in the middle of nowhere."



uh, okay, buddy. maybe not in your circles, but in the circles of people I associate with, I've always seen it hailed as a classic for MA. I'm not talking about how influential or big anything was for the genre either, I was saying I don't get the love for Covenant because obviously that album doesn't sit as well with me as the others. calm urself.



"i don't care how many times it was re-issued"



so you're disregarding the fact that it was issued by big labels over fifteen times with 26 different formats over the years because as you've been through it, you didn't see it mentioned? just sounds like you must have been kept in the dark a bit, man.

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
February 7th 2015


19742 Comments


There wasn't always an internet where you can download everything a band ever released like you can today. Trust me, I've been through it all.


this is the most pertinent part of what he posted. pretty much sums up the internet metal community right now.

Titan
February 7th 2015


11396 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Not in my circles???? You wish you were exposed to my circles, let's just leave it at that.



Your ignorance makes you sound like a brand new fan my friend, which is fine too.



And the 'seasoned' users on this site know exactly what I'm talking about.



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