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Illud Divinum Insanus

Morbid AngelAudio CD
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (June 7, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: SEASON MIST AMERICA
  • ASIN: B004VUP8WK
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #135,497 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Omni Potens
2. Too Extreme!
3. Existo Vulgore
4. Blades for Baal
5. I Am Morbid
6. 10 More Dead
7. Destructos VS The Earth
8. Nevermore
9. Beauty Meets Beast
10. Radikult
11. Profundis - Mea Culpa

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Eighth & highly anticipated studio album of the Legendary Death Metal band. First album in nearly 15 years with original vocalist David Vincent.

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85 of 105 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I'm embarrassed for them June 6, 2011
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When I hear this disc, I cringe for Morbid Angel like I cringe for Rebecca Black when I hear "Friday." Only it's worse this time because she's just some kid making a fool of herself, and this is a veteran band with lots of talent.

The problem is NOT that it steps outside of death metal boundaries. I listen to everything from Incantation to Radiohead to Aphex Twin to the Beatles. I don't need music to be DM to like it, but I do need it to be good music. That's the problem: the so-called "experimentation" on this disc is amateur and repetitive 90's industrial-101. Out of respect for the band that brought us Covenant, I've listened to Illud 4 times now, and it's just not growing on me. The production on the disc is very good, no complaints there.

To me, the only tracks worth repeated listening are Existo Vulgore and Nevermore. Reviewers talk up Blades for Baal, but I think they are just latching on to it because at least it's a death metal song. I think it's pretty mediocre.

Even if you tolerate the music on the remaining tracks, you're going to have to deal with some really cheesy lyrics. I realize that "Shub Niggurath" or "Azazel" are just as imaginary as "Destructos"... but c'mon.. "Destructos"?? There's a difference. Several of the songs appear to be boasting about themselves, as is common in hip-hop circles. Radikult specifically talks about how "hard core" and "radical" they have been since 1989, and of course there's the painfully self-referential "I am Morbid." You could say that hymns to Ancient Ones are a different kind of silly, but at least there is some esoteric value in that, and regardless I'd take them over the Illud material any day of the week.
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63 of 80 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Lady Morbid Ga Ga Manson Zombie 5000 June 6, 2011
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Morbid Angel may as well change their name to Fallen Angel.
Now!!!
Before any of my fellow Morbid fans crucify me for this review, let me say this.
I've been a fan since "Altars".
When I was a teen it was all about Slayer and Metallica, Megadeth and Testament, Possessed, etc...
Then I heard "A Skull Full of Maggots" from Cannibal Corpses "Eaten Back to Life" album.
Cannibal along with Deicide, Morbid Angel and Obituary turned me into a death metal head for life.
So it is with great sadness that I write this review...
Like all of you I was bummed when David Vincent left and was equally psyched when he rejoined only to wait....and wait...and wait...for the new album.
And wait we did fellow Morbid's...
Waited....for NOTHING.
I usually don't take this track by track but in this case it's almost a must.
All the complete songs are now on Youtube.
Here is my take on what is Morbid's "St. Anger",
Their "Unspoken King".

"Omni Portens" opens the album with a cringeworthy version of "Doomsday Celebration" from "Blessed Are the Sick".
Feeble and worthless and embarrassing.
We then get to "Too Extreme!"
The title alone makes me want to cry.
We're treated to a song that sounds like a rip off of "Whoomp there it is".
"Whoomp too extreme"
"Whoomp too extreme"
Pathetic.
Up next is "Existo".
More like classic Morbid but utterly yawn inducing.
"Blades for Baal" is next and is actually quite good.
Not a classic Morbid tune but passable.
Sadly the trend of classic Morbid does NOT continue as "I Am Morbid" is up next.
Lyrics include..."I'm morbid, and sordid"....how poetic (insert deliberate sarcasm).
Another embarrassing waste of disc space.
Next...
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Hopefully This Album Won't Destroy Their Legacy August 17, 2011
By Sarah
Format:Audio CD
Well, even with the aid of the hubble telescope, I wouldn't have seen this one coming.

First, I'll just inform the reader that I've been a fan of the band since the mid-ninties, and have found material of worth on all their prior albums, even those that were criticised heavily by other fans of the band. For instance, I am quite fond of Domination, and believe Heretic has its fair share of redeeming moments.

This album is different, however. Having been a fan for so long, I am predisposed to having a favourable opinion of them, and I can honestly say that I have given this album "a chance". I feel that saying this album is good would be a insult to a band capable of so much better and would be diminishing the gems they have released in the past.

This album marks the band's foray into other, quite distant, genres of music on the one hand, while being a restatement of the old on the other. Often you end up with a conflation of the two which, quite frankly, just sounds odd. Perhaps what is most astounding, however, is how a band which has displayed such awesome technical music in the past can botch writing simple nu metal songs.

Anyhoo..

The problem with the album is that the best of it is only quite good whereas the worst of it is very much sub-par (I could use harsher langauge here but my love of their old material prevents it). I know many critics of the critics of this album are throwing around condescending terms like "narrow-minded" and so on, but I don't think the fans displeasure can be attributed to this.
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1.0 out of 5 stars MORBID ANGEL 5 thumbs down
This sounds like Justin Bieber on CRACK!! This CD is nothing compared to old school Morbid Angel! It's ridiculous. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Satan
2.0 out of 5 stars Mixed Bag Of Confusion
I'm going to start off by saying Morbid Angel have released some of the greatest heavy metal albums to date. Read more
Published 11 days ago by esthomas
5.0 out of 5 stars Illud Divinum Insanus
Groups like Venom, Mercyful Fate, and Slayer may have founded death metal in the early '80s, but it wasn't until such disciples as Morbid Angel came along at the close of the... Read more
Published 26 days ago by AndPask1366
1.0 out of 5 stars WTF!!!
For a fan who has been there since the beginning, and have claimed you are the best, I have to say... WTF!!! Read more
Published 6 months ago by Douglas B. Madison
5.0 out of 5 stars A Good, Solid Album
I am well aware of the many disappointed so-called Morbid Angel fans simply because of the change in style this band has made. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Jordan
1.0 out of 5 stars the fastest to drop after getting it bought
A lame excuse for a death metal album; musically it's like shrapnel in the ears. It holds no bearing on anything this band has done in the past and, hopefully their next album will... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars wow - this is different
first, I have given this many many listens, the first 3 listens were " im not sure I like this " After many more listens, and having this play in the background, its not that bad,... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Bathory
2.0 out of 5 stars The lords of death metal commit career suicide
I heard all about it. How could I not? I love death metal and have followed Morbid Angel ever since I got into the genre. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Sacred Dust
1.0 out of 5 stars Techno death that 'may have an unforeseen effect'!
Seriously! What the heck is going on with this industrial repetitive noise? It sounds like Rammstein meets Rage Against the Machine but far, far worse. Read more
Published 15 months ago by S Tuffnell
4.0 out of 5 stars Morbid out of the box
This album KILLS. Crushingly heavy stuff. Imo, only track two was a dud. No wonder Metal Hammer gave it a 9/10, calling it "a twisted, confrontational masterpiece". Read more
Published 15 months ago by Rotboy
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