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Song Survivor - Morbid Angel - Blessed are the Sick round 1

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by Phylactery, Jan 26, 2019.

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Vote for the 3 weakest tracks on Blessed are the Sick

Poll closed Jan 31, 2019.
  1. Fall From Grace

    15.4%
  2. Brainstorm

    15.4%
  3. Rebel Lands

    15.4%
  4. Day of Suffering

    23.1%
  5. Blessed are the Sick/Leading the Rats

    46.2%
  6. Thy Kingdom Come

    15.4%
  7. Unholy Blasphemies

    69.2%
  8. Abominations

    30.8%
  9. The Ancient Ones

    69.2%
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  1. Phylactery

    Phylactery Active Member

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    Thought I'd give this one a go. Fucking classic album that most people will have heard and a towering monument to all that is blasphemous and unholy. I love this album so much.

    I'm not going to include the interludes because then it'd make the first round pretty boring, although "Desolate Ways" is beautiful.

    Vote for the 3 weakest tracks. Poll will remain open for 5 days.
     
    #1 Phylactery, Jan 26, 2019
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    The Ancient Ones (plodding deathened trad metal), Unholy Blasphemies (generic death/thrash), and Fall From Grace (only marginally more interesting). Most of the album is boring song-wise and the production is among Burns' very worst.
     
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    How's Fall From Grace weak?
     
  4. TechnicalBarbarity

    TechnicalBarbarity -TheNightsBane-

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    Because he doesn't like it lmao

    Desolate Ways is probably the only "weak" track on this album
     
  5. Phylactery

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    “Desolate Ways” is awesome! Much better then “In Remembrance”.

    I can’t deal with the criticisms of “Fall From Grace” and “The Ancient Ones”.
     
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    TechnicalBarbarity -TheNightsBane-

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    i agree(although i personally dont care much for any of the soft instrumentals on this album), for some reason i was mistaking it for The Ancient Ones, which is the only 3.5/5 track on the album imo.
     
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    1, 7, 9 for me.
     
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    Blessed Are the Sick/Leading the Rats, Unholy Blasphemies and The Ancient Ones are pretty weak so I guess I'll opt to have those axed first. Not that great of an album though. Especially when you consider the year it came out in with the likes of Immolation and Gorguts having also released albums then.
     
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    CiG Terminal Perversion

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    I fully agree with this. Composition-wise I like the album a lot, but the production is awful.
     
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    Jesus Christ! Votes for Fall From Grace, Blessed are the Sick and The Ancient Ones already! What is wrong with you lot! I never expected this!

    Turns out this song survivor is going to be far less predictable than I ever imagined!
     
  11. TechnicalBarbarity

    TechnicalBarbarity -TheNightsBane-

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    Do you actually think The Ancient Ones is one of the stronger tracks on the album?
     
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    Feels disconnected, in a bad way. I guess it's largely the poor drumming, he doesn't play to the riffs at all, like there's some cool twisty riffage but often he just blasts over it, and when they're in concert it's just standard death metal. It's probably one of the more original songs but their followers did it better. But honestly for third pick I could have voted for most songs that aren't Abominations, it's just not a very good album, very inconsistent.
     
  13. Phylactery

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    Yeah. Definitely one of my favourite Morbid Angel songs in general!

    “Realm of the ancient ones, malignant ones!”

    “Come forth ancient ones, Tiamat, Cthulhu, Rise, greet the cursed with your wrath
    My enemies are yours
    Twist their minds with your spells
    Crush their souls
    With your infernal grasp!”

    “Raise the horns in blasphemy!”

    Just really memorable!
     
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    Fuck this production is dull. Everything feels so flat and suppressed.
     
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    I like Considered Dead quite a bit but come on now. It’s not on the same level as Blessed are the Sick. Considered Dead is a pretty standard affair, and definitely isn’t pushing the genre forward in the way Blessed are the Sick was in 1991.
     
  16. TechnicalBarbarity

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    lmfao. Blessed pushing the genre forward? lulz. What drugs are you on? See now i'm convinced you just pull shit out of your ass when talking about your favorite bands/albums.
     
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    Don't really see how Blessed Are the Sick is pushing death metal forward so much so that you would dismiss Gorguts by comparison. Considered Dead is a bassy proto-technical nightmarish death metal gem with a solid production and some pretty adventurous songwriting. 30% of Blessed Are the Sick is made up of the Thy Kingdom Come demo from 1987.
     
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    Pretty sad playing these back-to-back and the grubby 80's demo sounds dynamic and ruthless compared to the 1991 re-recording with its neutered drumming and riffs robbed of any impact because Scott Burns is a hack.
     
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    Yeah, pretty much this.
     
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    Also, keep in mind that this came out in 1990:

     
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