Morbid Angel – Domination (1995)

This has been my jam recently. To say that I have overlooked Morbid Angel would be a lie, but I’ve definitely been a dismisser of their “later” discography, starting with Domination. More fool me, however, as this has probably become my favourite Morbid Angel record (for the time being, at least).

Domination marks Erik Rutan’s addition to the band (the producer legend, also of Hate Eternal and currently the recent incarnation of Cannibal Corpse). Domination is also, dare I say, “groovier” than earlier works, definitely more so than it is thrashy. This works well however; you don’t have to look further than “Where The Slime Live” for proof of this. It’s not all chugs and double-bass however, there’s plenty of speed to keep everyone awake.

An under-rated gem. At least, that’s how I see it.