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Blessed Are The Sick (Picture Disc) [Import]

Morbid AngelVinyl
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)


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  • Vinyl (September 22, 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Earache
  • ASIN: B002CLBKNG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #857,623 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Intro
2. Fall from Grace
3. Brainstorm
4. Rebel Lands
5. Doomsday Celebration
6. Day of Suffering
7. Blessed Are the Sick/Leading the Rats
8. Thy Kingdom Come
9. Unholy Blasphemies
10. Abominations
11. Desolate Ways
12. The Ancient Ones
13. In Remembrance

Editorial Reviews

UK picture disc vinyl pressing of the Death Metal band's 1991 album. Blessed Are The Sick elevated the entire scene to a more artistic, cultured level, taking influences from classical music and art to bring a touch of class to a previously maligned form of music. Earache. 2009.

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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Lords of Chaos. July 3, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Possibly the most innovative death metal album ever to be released, Morbid Angel's "Blessed Are The Sick", is atop the death metal heap as far as playing, atmosphere and innovation are concerned. "Unholy Blasphemies" and "Brainstorm" features Trey Azagthoth's insane riffing style and bizarre time signatures, while "Rebel Lands" and "Thy Kingdom Come" features more typical death metal writings, albeit done the Morbid way. What really sets this disc apart from all the others, is the infusion of atmosphere. "Desolate Ways", is a tranquil, beautifully composed acoustic piece which fits perfectly here. "Blessed Are The Sick/Leading the Rats", for my money, is the best track on the disc. An exercise in doom, dynamics, and brooding atmosphere, which also features an incredible flute outro. Now, funny as it sounds having a flute playing amongst all this madness, it is incredibly effective and downright scary. Truly innovative and original, this is the blue print that death metal bands have tried to emulate, but have failed miserably at. All hail Morbid Angel and their testimony of pain and agony. One of the 10 best Death Metal discs ever produced.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Death Metal From One Of Its Notorious Innovators February 16, 2002
By Ken
Format:Audio CD
Talk to serious fanatics within the Death Metal scene, and Morbid Angel will come up in conversation as one of the most important and essential bands within that realm of extreme music. It is generally understood that Morbid Angel's first three albums are considered absolute classics of the genre. The first, "Altars Of Madness", established the band as leaders of the new Death. Their second, "Blessed Are The Sick", irrevocably proved that their success was no fluke or mere lucky break. Finally, the third album of this unbelievably classic phase, "Covenant", the first Death Metal album to be released on a major label, proved to the world once and for all that Morbid Angel wasn't going to be stopped any time in the near future.
What made Morbid Angel so amazing at this particular early point in their career was how they harnessed and utilized the necessary ingredients of Death Metal's best as well as how they borrowed from completely unconventional sources and strangely made them part of the formula. A risky move in Death Metal, but ultimately it proved triumphant. Without a doubt, "Blessed Are The Sick" makes use of classical themes and mind-boggling complexities to the already fiercely brutal compositions. Indeed, with structures this painstakingly elaborate, it's sometimes almost a let-down to simply call them "songs" - these are compositions in the truest sense of the word.
With riff-shifts and tempo shifts abound and racing in every direction, there are perhaps some moments that make the listener wonder if the band will spiral off into chaos, but the sonic ebb-and-flow always winds up making perfect sense in the end as the songs rush to their finish.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great Album for Death Metal Fans July 6, 2003
Format:Audio CD
This album is perhaps the definitive death metal band. This album is not boring at all. There are a few "classical" pieces written in there. The song desolate ways is awesome and could be put on a new age compilation cd. The album begins with Fall From Grace...a song that has some of the best death metal lyrics of all time. Dave Vincent has a great gutteral but understandable voice when he sings (screams/growls). There are some awesome guitar riffs in this album.....listen to the mid point in brainstorm. On the whole this is a death metal master pice, however, the lyrics are quite hateful towards christians but being a death metal fan perhaps this doesnt bother you. There are a couple songs on the record I dont like because of the talk about putting infant entrails on upside down crosses. Not my cup of tea but whatever floats your boat.
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15 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The pinnacle of death metal -- PERIOD. December 8, 2003
Format:Audio CD
I had to write this review in hopes of offset the morons who have seen fit to down "Blessed Are The Sick"... really, if you can't appreciate this album, you simply do NOT understand death metal -- end of story. This is Morbid Angel's greatest album, and it has many dimensions to it. It is pure evil set to music... everything you want it to be! The guitar work is GENIUS!!! The drumming is magnificent... lyrics, vocal delivery... what more could you want? This is, EASILY, among the greatest death metal albums EVER... I'll see you burning in the Sea of the Absu...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best July 13, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Morbid Angel are truly a band worthy of praise. They deseve to be commended for bringing a high degree of technicality to death metal. True, they aren't as brutal as Deeds of Flesh, nor are they as melodic as Arch Enemy, or as avant garde as (newer) Gorguts, but they are ten times as influential. This album is one of their best, with a variety of tempos to keep the whole affair from stagnating. Trey lays down some of his best solos, very atonal and Slayer-esque. Pete Sandoval provides some of the best double bass I have ever heard. David's vocals have a surprising amount of variety and suit the music very well. My personal favorite songs would be "Abominations," "Brainstorm," and "Thy Kingdom Come." Overall, fans of solid, well-executed death metal will be very pleased with this release.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars THE GREATEST DEATH METAL ALBUM OF ALL TIME
so, I've been getting into death metal lately, and of course the first entre of that is morbid angel's unholy triumvirate of madness, a b and c. Read more
Published 12 months ago by J.F. Carroll
5.0 out of 5 stars Morbid Angel At Their Best.
After they dropped their debut "Altars Of Madness" in '89, they come back again in '91 for their sophomore release "Blessed are the Sick". Read more
Published 16 months ago
4.0 out of 5 stars What's going on there?
What's going on in the cover art? If somebody knows, please tell me.

As for the album itself, well, it's MA. It's great. What else is there to say about it? Read more
Published 16 months ago by FNickleback
5.0 out of 5 stars best MA album
recieved this cd in mail today and have been playing it ten hours straight if your a MA fan buy now thats all i got to say this is a death metal exprience like no other
Published 21 months ago by ed
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Epic death metal
When I first heard this masterwork death metal Lp back in middle school, it didn't really grab my attention as i was just getting into death metal. Read more
Published on December 13, 2011 by oldtree
5.0 out of 5 stars Symphony of death metal
Any band worth its salt would tell you how extremely vital a sophomore album is. It would not be much of an overstatement to say that it can, essentially, make-or-break a band. Read more
Published on July 2, 2011 by A. Stutheit
1.0 out of 5 stars Sorry to Burst your bubble...
...but this album aint all that. its the production that killz it. the drums sound phony and terrible. clicky bass drum and the fills sound fake. the vokillz are way too high. Read more
Published on February 12, 2011 by David Butler
5.0 out of 5 stars Hell yes \m/
Amazing metal relesese from the death metal masters. I wore this cd out and had to buy it again \m/
Published on October 10, 2010 by Deimos
5.0 out of 5 stars Blessed Are the Sick
Blessed Are the Sick being the second offical release of Morbid Angel and their 1991 showcases Death Metal at its finest with amazing riffs, great melodies and well-written lyrics. Read more
Published on December 4, 2009 by Bjorn Viberg
5.0 out of 5 stars my very first death metal album...
Probably still one of my favorite! This album is the definitive death metal album, it has everyhthing one would want from the genre. Read more
Published on November 9, 2009 by Raul Sembrano
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