Morbid Angel – Altars Of Madness
Morbid Angel is an American death metal band from Florida formed in 1983 by guitarist, primary composer and sole remaining original member Trey Azagthoth, vocalist and bassist Dallas Ward, and drummer Mike Browning. Widely considered as one of the most influential bands in the genre and important in the transition of death metal from its thrash metal roots, they were one of the first bands to incorporate guttural vocals, up-tempo blast beats, multiple tempo changes and dark atmosphere. They were also the first death metal band to experience mainstream success in connection with being signed to Giant Records in 1992 and heavy rotation of their music videos on MTV. Altars of Madness is their debut studio album, released on May 1989 through Combat Records/Earache Records. The album is one of the earliest examples of death metal and is considered to have helped pioneer the sound along with Possessed’s Seven Churches in 1985 and Death’s Scream Bloody Gore in 1987, and set a new precedent for heaviness and extremity, both musically and lyrically. It is one of the most celebrated albums in death metal history, and one of the most influential heavy metal albums of all time. The overtly Satanic and occult lyrical themes were a significant influence on the early Norwegian black metal scene.
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