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Abominations of Desolation

Morbid Angel

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
September 2nd, 1991
Catalog ID:
MOSH 48CD
Label:
Earache Records
Format:
CD
Reviews:
6 reviews (avg. 76%)
1. The Invocation / Chapel of Ghouls 07:11   Show lyrics
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2. Unholy Blasphemies 04:00   Show lyrics
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3. Angel of Disease 05:36   Show lyrics
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4. Azagthoth 05:49   Show lyrics
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5. The Gate / Lord of All Fevers 05:55   Show lyrics
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6. Hell Spawn 02:32   Show lyrics
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7. Abominations 04:19   Show lyrics
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8. Demon Seed 02:12   Show lyrics
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9. Welcome to Hell 04:57   Show lyrics
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Band members
Trey Azagthoth Guitars, Keyboards
Richard Brunelle Guitars
John Ortega Bass
Mike Browning Drums, Vocals
Miscellaneous staff
David Vincent Producer
Mark Craven Artwork
Bill Metoyer Producer
J. Barry Layout (CD)
Trey Azagthoth Guitars, Keyboards
Richard Brunelle Guitars
John Ortega Bass
Mike Browning Drums, Vocals
David Vincent Producer
Mark Craven Artwork
Bill Metoyer Producer
J. Barry Layout (CD)
Read An arbitrary exhumation 40% autothrall April 9th, 2011
Read Way ahead of its time. 84% hells_unicorn June 5th, 2010
Read Not terrible but skippable 62% Noktorn March 1st, 2010
Read From Hell with hot burning... 97% LuciferRising523 August 4th, 2007
Read The Best Thing They Ever Did 89% BurntOffering May 30th, 2006
Read Undeveloped, but... 85% GrimAndFrostbitten July 17th, 2003

Recorded in 1986 as their first album, with David Vincent producing, but never put out. They finally released it through Earache after a series of bootlegs were produced. One of them being a release on Japanese label Satanic Records on glow in the dark vinyl, red vinyl, splatter vinyl, and black vinyl that's limited to 1000 copies.

It is specified, on the cover, that it was intended to be their first full-length album, yet unreleased, making Altars of Madness their proper debut. However, Trey Azagthoth has said in interviews that Abominations of Desolation is not really an album and should be considered a demo. The demo-tape version is pictured below, the title is misspelled(?) as Abomination of Desolation.

Most of the songs were reworked and appeared on later Morbid Angel albums. "Chapel of Ghouls", "Lord of All Fevers and Plague", and "Welcome to Hell" (renamed "Evil Spells") can be heard on Altars of Madness. "Unholy Blasphemies", "Abominations" and "Azagthoth" (renamed "The Ancient Ones") are on Blessed Are the Sick. "Angel of Disease" was recorded for Covenant, and lastly, "Hell Spawn" finally appeared on Formulas Fatal to the Flesh as "Hellspawn: The Rebirth". To date "Demon Seed" is the only song from these sessions that has not been re-recorded for a full-length album.

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