(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!