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Morbid AngelBlessed Are The Sick

Genre:Rock
Style:Death Metal
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Tracklist

Intro1:28
Fall From Grace5:14
Brainstorm2:35
Rebel Lands2:42
Doomsday Celebration1:49
Day Of Suffering1:54
Blessed Are The Sick/Leading The Rats4:47
Thy Kingdom Come3:25
Unholy Blasphemies2:10
Abominations4:27
Desolate Ways1:41
The Ancient Ones5:53
In Remembrance1:26

Credits (14)

Notes

Second album of Florida's death metal band, initially released in May 1991.
Recorded between January and February 1991 at Morrisound Studio by Tom Morris.
Overall features a significantly slower tempo sounds than on band's debut album "Altars Of Madness".
Tracks 9, 10 and 12 are re-recorded songs from the "Abominations Of Desolation" demo.

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    Cover of Blessed Are The Sick, 1991-05-00, VinylBlessed Are The Sick
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    Earache – MOSH 31UK1991UK1991
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    Cover of Blessed Are The Sick, 1991-07-09, CassetteBlessed Are The Sick
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    Relativity – 88561-2032-4, Earache – 88561-2032-4US1991US1991
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    Cover of Blessed Are The Sick, 1991-05-00, VinylBlessed Are The Sick
    6×7", 45 RPM, Album; Box Set, Limited Edition
    Earache – 7 MOSH 31LUK1991UK1991
    Cover of Blessed Are The Sick, 1991-07-09, CDBlessed Are The Sick
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    Relativity – 88561-2032-2, Earache – 88561-2032-2US1991US1991
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    Cover of Blessed Are The Sick, 1991-11-21, CDBlessed Are The Sick
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    Toy's Factory – TFCK-88564Japan1991Japan1991
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    Cover of Blessed Are The Sick, 1991, VinylBlessed Are The Sick
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    Earache – MOSH 31UK1991UK1991
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Blessed Are The Sick, 1991-05-00, CassetteBlessed Are The Sick
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    Earache – MOSH 31 MCUK1991UK1991
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    Cover of Blessed Are The Sick, 1991, CassetteBlessed Are The Sick
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    ALF – A-330Poland1991Poland1991
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    Cover of Blessed Are The Sick, 1991, CassetteBlessed Are The Sick
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    Combat – 88561-2032-4, Earache – 88561-2032-4US1991US1991
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    Cover of Blessed Are The Sick, 1991, CassetteBlessed Are The Sick
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    Earache (3) – MOSH31-4UK1991UK1991
    Cover of Blessed Are The Sick, 1991, VinylBlessed Are The Sick
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    Earache – MOSH 31Germany1991Germany1991
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    Cover of Blessed Are The Sick, 1991, CassetteBlessed Are The Sick
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    MG Records (2) – MG 1057Poland1991Poland1991
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    Cover of Blessed Are The Sick, 1991, CassetteBlessed Are The Sick
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    Valentine Sound Productions – NE 036Malaysia1991Malaysia1991
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    Cover of Blessed Are The Sick, 1991-05-02, CDBlessed Are The Sick
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    Earache – MOSH 31 CD, Earache – MOSH31CDUK & Europe1991UK & Europe1991
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    Baron Music – BM-CD 045Poland1991Poland1991
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    Cover of Blessed Are The Sick, 1991-07-09, CDBlessed Are The Sick
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    Earache – 88561-2032-2US1991US1991
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    MG Records (2) – MG 1057Poland1991Poland1991
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    Cover of Blassed Are The Sick, 1991, CassetteBlassed Are The Sick
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    Acoustica – noneBulgaria1991Bulgaria1991
    Cover of Blessed Are The Sick, 1991, VinylBlessed Are The Sick
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    Earache – MOSH 31 , Earache – MOSH31UK & Europe1991UK & Europe1991
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    Cover of Blessed Are The Sick, 1991-11-21, CDBlessed Are The Sick
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    Toy's Factory – TFCK-88564Japan1991Japan1991
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    Cover of Blessed Are The Sick, 1991-05-00, VinylBlessed Are The Sick
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    Earache Records – MOSH 31UK1991UK1991
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    Earache – MOSH 31UK1991UK1991
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    Cover of Blessed Are The Sick, 1991-05-02, CDBlessed Are The Sick
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    Earache – MOSH 31CDUK & Europe1991UK & Europe1991
    Cover of Blessed Are The Sick, 1992, CassetteBlessed Are The Sick
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    MG Records (2) – MG 1057Poland1992Poland1992
    Cover of Blessed Are The Sick, 1992, CassetteBlessed Are The Sick
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    Green Spine
    MG Records (2) – MG 1057Poland1992Poland1992
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    Earache – MOSH 31, Devil Discos – BTB 060/92Brazil1992Brazil1992
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    MG Records (2) – MG 1057Poland1992Poland1992
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    Earache – MOSH 31 CD, Earache – MOSH 31CDUK, Europe & US1995UK, Europe & US1995
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    Metal Mind Records – MASS 0210Poland1995Poland1995
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    Earache – MOSH 31US1995US1995
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    Спюрк – UL 98796Russia1998Russia1998
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    • genoshen's avatar
      genoshen
      Sounds brilliant. Even never sounded this good. Huge stage, exceptional separation. Flat and silent wax. A revelation with a pair of quality headphones.
      The overall artwork reproduction on the other hand is utter crap.
      No mercy.
      Simple as that.
      • WillT75's avatar
        WillT75
        The vinyl reissues (I have almost all of them!) are also good but this first release has a unique sound that makes this album special.
        When I was 16 I even bought three copies because I was afraid in case of ruin of not finding it anymore ...
        One of my favorites in the death genre but with the first 4 works of Morbid Angel you are not wrong (I started from "Altars of Madness" onwards)
        Probably "Altars of madness" remains the best of the MA, it is certainly more immediate and "dirty" at the production level and it is also probably the best debut album in the history of death metal (IMHO)
        "Blessed are the sick" and "Covenant" remain two must-have masterpieces together with "Domination", the latest great MA album
        • three1614's avatar
          three1614
          This has no lyrics for some reason. I guess it was a rights-related issue.
          • tantalustorment's avatar
            Une révélation par rapport au précédent .. ici c'est musclé , on entend clairement le travail du batteur ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 𝟗/𝟏𝟎
            • WillT75's avatar
              WillT75
              Ottima ristampa FDR ma la prima stampa (che ho riascoltato qualche settimana fa) è altra cosa...4/5
              • MrMel's avatar
                MrMel
                Sounds excellent much better than the cd version. Desolate ways is a masterpiece probably Richard Brunelle's finest work with the band! \m/
                • We.Have.Explosive's avatar
                  Edited 8 months ago
                  Unacceptably low quality artwork reproduction on my copy - anyone else? Mine looks like an inkjet printed copy from a scan made in 1998 was used as the source image, horizontal banding and everything.

                  Bought direct from the Earache webstore.
                  • Neonknightprowler's avatar
                    Edited 9 months ago
                    Best album from Morbid Angel's catalogue in alphabetical continuum, a real Magnum Opus with it's impressive array of songs that is quite unmatched out there in diversity & depth (especially standing out are the classically inspired instrumental pieces)....and the true continuation (no, not Altars of Madness) from where they had left off on Abominations of Desolation, the possibly THE BEST Death Metal album EVER recorded.
                    • analogue74's avatar
                      analogue74
                      Edited 10 months ago
                      Just opened & played my copy. It is warped & plays with surface noise / clicks on the quiet "Doomsday Celebration". General sound is ok for me, but i'm missing clarity and nice upfrontness here, the lower mids somehow muddy things.
                      • Full-of-Hate's avatar
                        Full-of-Hate
                        Edited one year ago
                        The album is a rather delicate work, despite all the superficial brutality...

                        In fact, this is an extraordinary and intellectual musical canvas, woven from complex rhythmics, exorbitant originality of compositional structures and original melody, together permeated with a warm lamp sound and an otherworldly aura. Yes, this is a classic work in the genre of Death Metal, which rightfully have its title. This is the result of painstaking and focused creative work. The compositions are clearly verified and do not contain a single useless note.

                        I would not like banal comparisons, but "Blessed Are the Sick" is like an aged wine that gets better from year to year. A wonderful album, one of a kind. There is more and more music coming out over the years. And the previously collected works of the Morbid Angel have remained an unsurpassed classic since the year of its release, remaining both the history of the genre, and a kind "study guide" for new bands, and a source of inspiration for many listeners.

                        I probably won't say anything new, but the design uses a painting by the Belgian artist Jean Delville "The Treasures of Satan" (you can see about a hundred of his works at the link https://artchive.ru/jeandelville/works . The Belgian symbolist artist would have known that his works would sell tens of thousands of copies on CDs and T-shirts with the rock band logo... So Morbid Angel acted as popularizers of classical painting! =)

                        This reissue from Earache is done very well - a colorful gatefold, excellent FDR mastering. For many many years, I had a CDin my collection, and during the period of quite frequent listening, a certain familiar feeling from this album developed. After listening to the FDR version... the album seemed to be heard for the first time. The music is usual, but it sounds different. Some things began to play with new colors, some details, some accents. Perhaps this is the best sound of this album at all. FDR mastering sounds quieter than usual, but there is a certain chamber effect. Of course, you can turn up the volume level, but you will still listen to the details. And it is at this moment that the magic happens... when there is nothing going on around except music...

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