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Morbid Angel - Rawer Than Shit - 76%

DawnoftheShred, April 3rd, 2007

If you thought nothing was rawer or more brutal than the first two Morbid Angel albums, try listening to their demos. Holy hell this is nasty. The Thy Kingdom Come demo features two songs off Blessed are the Sick and one off Altars (though you can get the other three unreleased songs online if you look hard enough) in a much more unpolished, but generally complete form. The songs are very similar to the versions that appear on the albums, but are notably bass heavy and highlight the guitar solos and vocals a bit more (all of the guitar solos are very audible and the vocals, though just as harsh as on the studio albums, are a bit easier to understand). This demo is obviously most interesting to fans of Morbid Angel, as it shows that the band was just as powerful in 1987 with shittier recording equipment as they would become at the end of the decade with their full-lengths. Since there aren't any songs on here that you couldn't find on one of their studio albums with better production, this isn't really an essential find, but for the dedicated fan, it might be nice to hear the stripped-down versions of some of their favorites.