Morbid Angel ‎– Blessed Are The Sick

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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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MOSH 31 CD, MOSH31CD Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(CD, Album) Earache, Earache MOSH 31 CD, MOSH31CD UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
none Morbid Angel Blassed Are The Sick(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Acoustica none Bulgaria 1991 Sell This Version
7 MOSH 31L Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(6x7", Album + Box, Ltd) Earache 7 MOSH 31L UK 1991 Sell This Version
TFCK-88564 Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(CD, Album) Toy's Factory TFCK-88564 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
88561-2032-2 Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(CD, Album) Relativity, Earache 88561-2032-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
88561-2032-2 Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(CD, Album, Lon) Earache 88561-2032-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
TFCK-88564 Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(CD, Album, Promo) Toy's Factory TFCK-88564 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
MOSH 31 MC Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(Cass, Album) Earache MOSH 31 MC UK 1991 Sell This Version
88561-2032-4 Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(Cass, Album) Relativity, Earache 88561-2032-4 US 1991 Sell This Version
NE 036 Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(Cass, Album) Valentine Sound Productions NE 036 Malaysia 1991 Sell This Version
88561-2032-4 Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(Cass, Album, Promo) Combat, Earache 88561-2032-4 US 1991 Sell This Version
A-330 Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(Cass, Album, Unofficial) ALF A-330 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
MG 1057 Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 1057 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
MOSH31-4 Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Earache (3) MOSH31-4 UK 1991 Sell This Version
MG 1057 Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 1057 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
1394 Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Takt Music 1394 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
BM-CD 045 Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(Cass, Unofficial) Baron Music BM-CD 045 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
MOSH 31 Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(LP, Album) Earache MOSH 31 UK 1991 Sell This Version
MOSH 31 Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(LP, Album, M/Print) Earache Records MOSH 31 UK 1991 Sell This Version
MOSH 31 Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(LP, Album, Promo, W/Lbl) Earache MOSH 31 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
MOSH 31 Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(LP, Album, W/Lbl) Earache MOSH 31 UK 1991 Sell This Version
MOSH 31 , MOSH31 Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(LP, W/Lbl, Cov) Earache, Earache MOSH 31 , MOSH31 UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
MG 1057 Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 1057 Poland 1992 Sell This Version
MG 1057 Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 1057 Poland 1992 Sell This Version
MG 1057 Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 1057 Poland 1992 Sell This Version
MOSH 31, BTB 060/92 Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(LP, Album) Earache, Devil Discos MOSH 31, BTB 060/92 Brazil 1992 Sell This Version
MOSH 31 CD Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(CD, Album) Earache MOSH 31 CD US 1995 Sell This Version
MSD 031 Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(CD, Album, Club, RE) Earache MSD 031 US 1995 Sell This Version
Mosh 31cd Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(CD, Album, M/Print, RP) Earache Mosh 31cd US 1995 Sell This Version
MOSH 31 CD, MOSH 31CD Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(CD, Album, RE) Earache, Earache MOSH 31 CD, MOSH 31CD UK, Europe & US 1995 Sell This Version
MOSH 31 CD Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(CD, Album, RE) Earache MOSH 31 CD US 1995 Sell This Version
MOSH 31 CD Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(CD, Album, RE) Earache MOSH 31 CD US 1995 Sell This Version
MOSH 31 Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(Cass, Album) Earache MOSH 31 US 1995 Sell This Version
MASS 0210 Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(Cass, Album) Metal Mind Records MASS 0210 Poland 1995 Sell This Version
UL 98796 Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(CD, Album, Unofficial) Спюрк UL 98796 Russia 1998 Sell This Version
MOSH 31 MC Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(Cass, Album, RE) KOCH Poland MOSH 31 MC Poland 2000 Sell This Version
MOSH 31 CD Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(CD, Album, Enh, RE) Earache MOSH 31 CD UK & US 2002 Sell This Version
MOSH 31 CD Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(CD, Album, Enh, RE) Earache MOSH 31 CD UK 2002 Sell This Version
MOSH 31 CD Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(CD, Album, Enh, RE) Earache MOSH 31 CD Europe 2002 Sell This Version
MOSH 31CD, MOSH 31CDX Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(CD, Album, Enh, RE, RM, Sli) Earache, Earache MOSH 31CD, MOSH 31CDX Europe 2002 Sell This Version
BR0030 Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(CD, Album, Sli) Earache BR0030 US 2002 Sell This Version
2404-2 Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(CD, Album) Sum Records (2) 2404-2 Brazil 2003 Sell This Version
MOSH 31CD Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(CD, Album, Enh) Earache MOSH 31CD US 2003 Sell This Version
MOSH 31CD Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(CD, Album, Enh, RE) Soyuz Music, Earache MOSH 31CD Russia 2003 Sell This Version
D.I. 063, none Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(CD, Album, Enh, RE) Del Imaginario Discos, Earache D.I. 063, none Argentina 2006 Sell This Version
MOSH3102, 745316310220 Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(CD, Album, RE, RM + DVD-V, Ltd) Earache, Earache MOSH3102, 745316310220 US 2009 Sell This Version
MOSH031CDD Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(Hybrid, DualDisc, Album, RE, RM) Earache MOSH031CDD UK 2009 Sell This Version
MOSH031PD Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(LP, Album, Ltd, Pic, RE) Earache MOSH031PD UK 2009 Sell This Version
MOSH031CDX Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Earache MOSH031CDX UK 2011 Sell This Version
MOSH031LP1 Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Blu) Earache MOSH031LP1 UK 2011 Sell This Version
MOSH031LP1 Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Bro) Earache MOSH031LP1 UK 2011 Sell This Version
MOSH031LP1 Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gat) Earache MOSH031LP1 UK 2011 Sell This Version
MOSH031LP1 Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Ora) Earache MOSH031LP1 UK 2011 Sell This Version
MOSH031LP1, MOSH 31, 5549-1 Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Earache, Earache, Century Media MOSH031LP1, MOSH 31, 5549-1 US 2015 Sell This Version
88561-2032-2 Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(CD, Album, Unofficial) Relativity (2), Earache (2) 88561-2032-2 Russia 2017 Sell This Version
MOSH031FDRUS Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gol) Earache MOSH031FDRUS UK & Europe 2017 Sell This Version
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MOSH031FDRUS Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(LP, Album, RE, RM, Red) Earache MOSH031FDRUS UK & Europe 2017 Sell This Version
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MOSH 31 CD Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(CD, Album, Enh, RE, RP) Earache MOSH 31 CD UK Unknown Sell This Version
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247 Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(Cass, Album, Unofficial) ASTA 247 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
none Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Moon Records (2) none Ukraine Unknown Sell This Version
ST 591 Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Super Tape ST 591 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
none Morbid Angel Blessed Are The Sick(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Morbid Angel) none Bulgaria Unknown Sell This Version

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redturbo911

redturbo911

December 3, 2018
referencing Blessed Are The Sick, LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat, MOSH031FDRUS
Yeah, this release totally rips souls out with the sound quality. Can't say if it compares to the original because I've never heard it, but these FDR reissues create a real wall of sound that no fan could be disappointed with.
Neonknightprowler

Neonknightprowler

April 8, 2018
referencing Blessed Are The Sick, LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat, MOSH031FDRUS
FDR pops, better than the usual CD-transfer reissue shit, but can still never sound identical to the original,

no matter what...

Impossible to replicate the (Un)holy Grail.
Luckowsky

Luckowsky

February 11, 2018
referencing Blessed Are The Sick, 6x7", Album + Box, Ltd, 7 MOSH 31L
What´s wrong with you guys??? Are you totally insane or is it just afake,a joke or what??? 9999,99 GBP + 10,00GBP shipping (of course)???!!!! Get a million man!!! What the fuck is going on...
amamaycooper

amamaycooper

January 26, 2018
referencing Blessed Are The Sick, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gol, MOSH031FDRUS

Lovely service very friendly and trustworthy <3 received item in quick response time and without a single problem
wuerstlhaus

wuerstlhaus

January 5, 2018
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Blessed Are The Sick, LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat, MOSH031FDRUS
Sounds great. Detail (high end) and separation of instruments greatly improved over CD. Was never great sounding album, what with heavily-gated & triggered drums, but this is probably the best-sounding version of this album possible, short of a well-done half-speed master.

Unless you want unfettered access to an image of Vincent's codpiece, I recommend opening shrink wrap with knife cut along opening and leaving it on. You're only missing out on pic (available above).
geraldsawchuk

geraldsawchuk

September 5, 2017
referencing Blessed Are The Sick, LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat, MOSH031FDRUS

Incredible pressing!!! Every note pops. Such a great band, showing the death metal community how to do it.
Space_Partycles

Space_Partycles

August 13, 2017
referencing Blessed Are The Sick, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Blu, MOSH031FDRUS
Front sticker should read:

"Not much different from all the other 'god knows how many' versions of the same release"
Billoneninety

Billoneninety

July 4, 2017
referencing Blessed Are The Sick, LP, Album, RE, Gat, MOSH031LP1, MOSH 31, 5549-1
i really hope nobody bought these century media licensed vinyl reissues of earache albums (but you can be pardoned if you bought The Key). because all of these albums are slated for FDR releases or have been released as FDR. buy those instead if you care about quality sound. or if you want cd sound on a vinyl record, go ahead and buy the century media editions.
rose1978

rose1978

May 6, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Blessed Are The Sick, LP, Album, MOSH 31
This album is one of the best death metal albums ever. This is the innovator for the new (90's) death metal standards with clear sound production, brilliant compositions, perfect performing, true lyrics & photo stuff on printed inner sleeve. A classic pure Florida's sound.

However, I still insist that the most "morbid" album is ALTARS OF MADNESS.

MORBID ANGEL. A megatherion for USA's extreme metal music. RESPECT!
redstingray1977

redstingray1977

August 21, 2015
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Blessed Are The Sick, LP, Album, MOSH 31

As a rebuttal to the critical review from md. From a personal perspective, this was one of the first death metal albums that I was exposed to as a teenager in the mid 90's and set the benchmark for me in terms of intensity, coherent yet dynamic song structures, memorable and unique riffs, unbridled solos that mix chillingly melodic phrasing with mind-boggling fingerboard acrobatics and harmonic squeals from hell, authoritative supporting bass and fierce delivery of catchy death growls with clarity and character. This is a very strong album and a flagship for the genre and metal in general. Fall from Grace is one of the best death metal tracks ever written IMHO.

Why Altars of Madness gets all the praise seems to me a production issue more than anything. Blessed is very clean in comparison, it lacks the rawness of recordings done on lower budgets, but on the flipside the clarity and stereo imaging is outstanding. And this original vinyl pressing is an absolute stonker. When I first spun it on my system, I was blown away. After years of listening on cassette as a youth, it never sounded so rich and full.

Vincent's vocals are quite forward in the mix, he infects you with his chants like a man possessed lunging out of the speakers. Is it too loud? Maybe, but I like it just how it is. The drum sound is the weakest point, with the toms sounding particularly "tubby" and too much reverb, but Pete Sandavol's flawless execution of his brilliant lines eclipses any shortcomings in the production values.

Regarding the critique of the songwriting itself. md is probably unaware of the history behind the releases of the first few albums. Many of the songs were written several years prior - FOUR SONGS to be precise. Morbid's first album, Abominations of Desolations (1986), was stopped by the band being released initially because they were so unhappy with the production. 3 songs from that album we re-recorded and released on Blessed. They also re-recorded another 4 tracks from Abominations on Altars (Chapel of Ghouls, Lord of All Fevers and Plague), Covenant (Angel of Disease) and even Formulas (Hellspawn). The latter album takes eclipsed their early efforts. So you see, Morbid were just doing the original tracks justice.

md cites "Thy Kingdom Come" as being a rehashed vocal - not exactly true, this was written in 1987 and released as a demo, and therefore it pre-dates Maze of Torment.

The history behind songwriting is not just a matter of release dates, this is one thing that people seem to forget when judging who did what first, and who copied who. Many artists sit on ideas and songs for years before officially released, there are no hard and fast rules about this.