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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%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. TechnicalBarbarity

    TechnicalBarbarity -TheNightsBane-

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    a few stupid interludes thrown in a by the book death metal album has convinced a simple minded fool like Phyl that this is some kind of groundbreaking atmospheric death metal album or whatnot. Lmfao guy is a complete joke.
     
  2. Talos of Atmora

    Talos of Atmora Active Member

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    Rebel Lands is top three off of this.
     
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  3. HamburgerBoy

    HamburgerBoy Active Member

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    Rebel Lands is my #3 as well.
     
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  4. Allfader

    Allfader Kvelding

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    Did some other death metal band at the time write a track like the title track? With the slow riff under a fast double bass pattern like that one? Because I'm sure as well there were countless bands doing that AFTER Blessed but not sure before it.
     
  5. Phylactery

    Phylactery Active Member

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    I can’t really think of anything that sounds like the title track from the time period.

    Gonna give this a good listen on my commute to work tomorrow and then cast my votes.
     
  6. Allfader

    Allfader Kvelding

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    People saying Blessed brought nothing new to the table is doing a terrible revisionist job. From A to D, Blessed is my least favorite, but to deny its influence is just nuts.
     
  7. TechnicalBarbarity

    TechnicalBarbarity -TheNightsBane-

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    it's actually one of my favorite MA albums(always in the top 3), but to act like its groundbreaking or pushed the genre forward in any way just shows how separated from reality some people can be
     
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    there's a sticky thread
     
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  9. HamburgerBoy

    HamburgerBoy Active Member

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    Not a full song like the title track, but there are a lot of passages on Revenant's Prophecies of a Dying World that do similar.
     
  10. Satanstoenail

    Satanstoenail My Larpstyle determines my Derpstyle

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    That’s my favourite part of the song. The tight hi hat blast beat over that riff is fucking immense and makes it much more interesting than it would be if he played some beat that followed the riff. Nothing poor about the drumming whatsoever.

    Scott Burns actually had nothing to do with the album, it was produced by the band and recorded mixed by Tom Morris. It also sounds nothing like a typical Burns production.
     
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  11. CiG

    CiG Zen Arcade

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    Well fuck that guy then.
     
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    I think that's what they were going for, though. The song isn't supposed to be groovy, it was always meant to crush everything in its path. When the blast beat kicks in, it's almost as if it represents Satan plummeting from Heaven all the way down to the Underworld at an incredible free-fall pace.
     
  13. HamburgerBoy

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    Mostly I just don't like the style. It comes off as a collage of assorted riffs he demoed in his bedroom, each with its own unrelated drum machine track. The barely-present bass and how all the random twists and turns ultimately conform to a relatively ordinary verse/chorus structure only emphasize its slipshod nature further. But Morbid Angel in general struggles with restraint.
     
  14. CiG

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    Lack of bass bothers me too. Thanks again not-Scott Burns guy.
     
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    Definitely agree that a lot of these issues with the song stem from the production. Not only is there very little bass, but there's hardly any treble either. It's hard to make out Sandoval's cymbal work at times.

    This is what happens when guitarists mix albums.
     
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    You 'd love the new Metal Church album then!! :p
     
  17. HamburgerBoy

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    The brickwalled mess that is the new Metal Church album sounds 100x better than Blessed
     
  18. Satanstoenail

    Satanstoenail My Larpstyle determines my Derpstyle

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    I like the weird production fight me cunts
     
  19. CiG

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    It's not even weird though, just dull. Weird I could deal with.
     
  20. Satanstoenail

    Satanstoenail My Larpstyle determines my Derpstyle

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    It’s dry as fuck with wet as fuck drum sounds. Weird to me.
     

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