Former death metal band Morbid Angel announced that their upcoming crappy album will be called Kingdoms Disdained and revealed themselves to have wussed out as much as Chuck Schuldiner from Death.
Word on the Sesame Street is that the letter J was taken by the earlier live release Juvenilia, screwing up the alphabetical release cycle of Morbid Angel albums that corresponds to their massive drop off in cohesiveness and eventually quality through the years. Blessed Are the Sick, Morbid Angel’s last advance, maintained the quality but the track layout was compositionally jarring compared to Abominations of Desolation and Altars of Madness. Covenant was a step down and “God of Emptiness” and “Pain Divine” a sign of the career self-sodomy to come. What came after is not worth my time to mention here in my fit of rage.
Kingdoms Disdained‘s cover looks like the graphics of an Xbox game that plays like Godzilla eats Katamari Damacy, a boring Steve Tucker’s Warfather album, a Hate Eternal Panturrible dog turd, or one of those deathcore albums Unique Leader has shat out instead of slam over the past decade. The preview track shows a similar disdain for quality, showing influence from those sellout aberrations from the death metal genre such as death ‘n’ roll and deathcore. The Hellhammerisms and hard rock on the rather bedshitting Domination are infinitely superior. Kingdoms Disdained sounds more like something from producer Erik Rutan’s Klingon forehead than Mike and Trey’s best. The title of “Piles of Little Arms” might be an Apocalypse Now reference or it might be about Trey dressing up Sailor Moon figurines like little girls do with Barbies. Who knows, who cares. The track sucks, the cover sucks, and the productions sucks reflecting just how careless and throwaway Morbid Angel views their own new music. The album will probably not live up to Steve Tucker’s assertion that Kingdoms Disdained is “Some of the most warped stuff we’ve ever written”.
What is this? A Planned Parenthood concept album? Do Morbid Angels want to baptize the souls of aborted potential human babies to save them from the entities they previously paid homage to? Can Trey Azagthoth not write riffs anymore? This sounds like deathcore as it is deathcore. I don’t even dig the solo. I don’t even like anything about the song: bad title, boring riffs, boring lead, bad production, the drums are too loud, the drums too processed, the vocals too loud and overdone, a weak guitar tone, awful cover art; it’s just too Hate Eternal sounding. I’d give it an F-, flunk, zero point zero.
The track’s composition is bad too. The reintroduction of a riff that would be bad even as a filler riff is a shitty choice. That part where the drum sticks hit each other by itself in the middle of the song is fucking retarded and is something Tommy Lee would do in Motley Crue. This is a very bad sign when the preview track shown to the fans is this shitty. Our staff will still listen to the whole album when it’s out to be disappointed hoping for one or two good tracks. Here, there’s a slight change of pace right at the end of the song where you think it might develop into something interesting but nope! It is premature ejaculation incarnated. Morbid Angel is soiling their tighty whities before they even get to third base.
Trey Azagthoth’s entire attitude towards death metal has changed. He no longer wants to summon extradimensional entities such as Satan and Lovecraftian gods to slay his enemies and demonically transcend the pitiful, ape-like human existence of toil from dawn to dusk in exchange for the imagined representation of material worth that is currency. Rather:
Just one play of Morbid Angel’s searing, incendiary Kingdoms Disdained, and you’ll realize that this is the only true current aural document of a world sinking into uncharted despair. “The album title says it all,” states Tucker, “everybody’s fed up and nobody can figure out how to fix it. We’ve got all these miniature wars in neighborhoods, cities, countries, and we’ve got people with varying opinions causing chaos, yet everyone is doing what they feel is right. Which all makes it feels like the world has reached a point of utter madness and confusion.”
This is not describing death metal; this is social justice warrior life metal for whiny “secular humanists” like Chuck Schuldiner. This is less metallic than the goddamn Bible. Unlike Jesus, Azagthoth isn’t even promising to come back and kill everyone for real the next time. This is some Barack Obama community activist bullshit. The Christian doctrine of bending over and taking it like a pussy in this life to not have to take it in the next imaginary one isn’t metal. Metal isn’t Jesus letting himself get crucified in Jerusalem for imagined cosmological reasons; metal is Titus leveling the place and carting the Jewish Queen Berenice back to Rome as his concubine like Conan the Barbarian.
Trey Azagthoth and Steve Tucker have chosen to make a Christian rock album. They chose poorly. Burn it in the fires of hell.
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26 thoughts on “Morbid Angel Fail at Shilling Kingdoms Disdained”
When are you guys gonna review Panzer Division Marduk? Such a cohesive album stacked with killer riffs deserves to be showcased here.
It already recieved a glowing and gushing review here Mr Nincompoop! They even said it’s worth at least $2!!
I hope you’re not serious about this.
I generally like the kind of music this was probably supposed to become and own quite a few albums decried as ‘war metal’ in these quarters but Panzerdivision Marduk is incredibly poor. This may have been an influential album (don’t know) but it really comes accross as black metal by trained monkeys, IOW, mindless attempt at aping a certain style and thoroughly fucking that up.
Hey guy, you write “IOW” too often.
They are old and confused, having spent too much time on other things to have any understanding of reality. Now they are scared. Like Immolation they turn to social critique and human concerns exactly like the sell-outs they had replaced back then. Maybe something is coming…
What does this have to do with Christianity you scrawny autistic cuck?
What this band has is some faculty with melody, a close study of classic metal and a formula. They apply it consistently and with impressive facility but it never comes together. It would be perfectly acceptable to sound the same and feel the same if you actually manage something good, but unfortunately it doesn’t happen. They tease you by almost sounding like something worthwhile, especially at the by-now cliche post Slayer precision rhythmic attacks followed by dissonant chaos solo in the spirit of van Halen Bach and king/hanneman, and I think this is what fools people here about this band.
I am somewhat confused as to how great metal bands get to this point. When Trey looks back on their early material, such as Altars, does he not see the incredible difference in quality as compared to what this band has been writing for over twenty years now? How can one possibly be content with such mediocrity when they once achieved greatness in their art? This applies to most excellent metal bands of yesteryear, obviously.
His life is a multiple duplex of hell with so much dysfunction living his mom who he probably wants to kill, the decline of computer games, the confusion of going outside and playing shows, he wouldn’t recognize the man in the past and has already died and emerged within life a new wretched pathetic being.
LMFAO. So Morbid Angel come back with an album as killer as their early shit and the crybaby autists over at DMU predictably go full grimacing retard in seconds. Little wonder you guys are the laughing stock of metal. Alright, fuck this, I’m off to decibel and metalsucks to read some real reviews. Later dorks
Troll harder please 0/10
This song is not good and the full album hasn’t even been released yet.
“You hurt me, I’ll make you sound ridiculous” tiny penis struggles to fully arouse and spurt out defective seed
I can’t wait until they finally get to the letter “T” and write the Tuxedo Mask album that we’ve all been clamoring for!
It’s boring but this article makes a mountain out of a molehill. (I’m to believe you guys have been listening to metal for the majority of your lives and you’ve never heard a drummer click his sticks together in death metal/grindcore before?) It’s not an F-, it’s just a middling compromised re-tread, which might be worse than an F- because it’s not funny like Illud was
Guys, just get over it already. M.A. is long dead. They shouldn’t be reviewed so massively.
They’re senile and clueless. One’s IQ usually drops with age, don’t you know?
The band should be renamed to something like “Alcoholic Degradation”.
Unless you’re Goethe
You forgot the copious amounts of drugs and several head injuries.
Chuck Schuldiner wrote lyrics from an ontological perspective (at least from Human onwards). Although it did describe injustices at times or human suffering, it was situational, it had the narrator aspect to it found in a lot of the best of heavy metal lyricists, and it was not a “poor we” attitude but a “wha???” kind of vision.
The description here about this album is like a 12 year old kid who’s seen some violence on TV and decided to “save the world some day.” Why isn’t the artwork a picture of a kid crying? fuck, I’ve drawn scarier stuff when I was 12 myself, but I guess the shitty cover art mirrors the shitty music.
Zis vand haz svk’d vikk vlakk kokk zins Valtierz ov Madnizz.
The last great one was Covenant. The last one worth buying used for $5 was Formulas. That was 19 years ago. Just stop bothering, “please let them die in solitude”
Trey is dragging a dead corpse, Morbid Angel need to rest in peace. Formulas had a couple of good songs on it and that’s about it. Yes, Covenant was the last overall solid MA album.
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