Morbid Angel – Illud Divinum Insanus (2011)

April 29, 2022
Morbid Angel – Illud Divinum Insanus (2011)

Oh boy. So. I’d never actually listened to this all the way through before. Sure, we all know those tracks that people hate so much, and I saw the band live during this tour cycle and witnessed a lot of the death metal songs here sounding pretty impressive, I won’t lie.

How do I even tackle this? This record is considered one of the most universally reviled metal albums of all time. Playing it through now, I don’t find the industrial/techno elements to be super cringey (and is this is coming from someone who hates what industrial became). I do however, find them to be immensely boring.

This album is a stylistic mess. There’s too many ideas floating about, and they aren’t good ones at that. Someone should have gone…. look, Dave, you need to shelve these fucking dance tracks. As for the actual death metal tracks though, I have no complaints. It’s not classic Morbid but it’s not terrible either. So does Illud deserve its abysmal reputation? I don’t think it does. But it’s still incredibly weak for a Morbid Angel album.

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