Dec 022017


(We invite you to respond to Andy Synn’s invitation to fill in a certain alphabet…)

Unless you’ve been living under a rock recently, you’ll doubtless be aware that a little band called… Morbid fuckin’ Angel… just released their long-awaited and highly-anticipated – albeit with a certain amount of trepidation – new album, Kingdoms Disdained.

And while it’s not a total three-point-slam-dunk-home-run (I don’t know sports…) it’s still a solid album, replete with a bevy of stand-out tracks that go a long, long way towards redeeming the band’s slightly tarnished reputation.

Although I still contend that it should have been called Judas

Anyway, if you know Morbid Angel, chances are you’ll also be aware that each of the band’s albums, beginning with the seminal Altars of Madness, has proceeded alphabetically in order, from A to B, from B to C, and so on, and so forth.

However, for reasons best known to themselves, Azagthoth and co. haven’t always stuck to this self-imposed sequence as carefully as some of us would have liked, with the entries for “E” and “J” being given over to live albums which, if we’re being completely honest with ourselves, just don’t really make the cut.

But now we have a chance to correct this egregious error.


You see, what I want from all of you today is your suggestions for albums to fill these gaps. Albums which, while not actually Morbid Angel albums, could still fit seamlessly into the band’s discography given one or two tweaks.

Want an example? Well, if we pretend for a moment that Ilud Divinum Insanus never happened (and I’m sure I’m not the first person to suggest that), it would leave an “I” shaped gap in the band’s discography, and I can’t think of any album better suited to fill that gap than In the Flesh, the 2011 debut album by Death Metal supergroup Nader Sadek.




After all, not only does it clearly fulfil the necessary alphabetical requirements, it also features Morbid Angel’s own Steve Tucker on vocals, helping it tie in nicely with his return to the fold for their latest album.

Plus, it’s just an absolutely brilliant – not to mention stunningly brutal – album in its own right.

So now you know the sort of thing I’m looking for, I turn to you, our readers, for your suggestions of albums to fill those “E” and “J” shaped holes in the Morbid Angel discography.

Let’s see what you all come up with!


  12 Responses to “THE MORBID ALPHABET”

  1. Horrendous’ album Ecdysis. Best slab of old school death I’ve heard in a long time, and great production quality.

    • I liked Anareta a bit more, but yeah Horrendous is just unbelievable.

      • I like em’ both in different ways. Ecdysis is no frills, bullshit free death metal with some real hooks. Anareta picked it up a notch with some progressive flourishes. I can’t wait to see what they do next.

        • Both are great albums, no doubt about it (I think I just prefer “Ecdysis” myself, but there’s not much between them) but I would say they’re more Death than Morbid Angel… no?

  2. Angelcorpse-Exterminate
    Gorephilia-Embodiment of Death

    • Those are very good suggestions. “Exterminate” in particular fits the “E” slot very well. It was even released at around the right time!

      • Angelcorpse could fill it with (almost) every Album.

        If you leave the article (the) Inexorable would be perfect.

        Gorephilia just made some killer Releases as well. The new one got it all(MA vibes)

        And Nox(just like Centurian) were amazing!

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