Morbid Angel is an American death metal band based in Tampa, Florida formed in 1983 by guitarist and sole remaining original member Trey Azagthoth, vocalist and bassist Dallas Ward, and drummer Mike Browning. Widely considered as one of the most influential bands in the genre and important in the transition of death metal from its thrash metal roots, they were one of the first bands to incorporate guttural vocals, up-tempo blast beats, multiple tempo changes and dark atmosphere.
Here’s an attempt to subjectively objectivize the offerings of genius musicians. While I absolutely LOVE ‘Abominations of Desolation’ and its raw production, I will not be including it in the list because they were all older tracks that were re-released, and the band doesn’t consider it to be a full-length album. Covenant’ was the album that gave a big break to not just Morbid Angel, but to some extent the death metal genre as well. The album caught both commercial success and critical acclaim and that is quite a feat. Covenant’ is Morbid Angel at its catchy best, without compromising on riff quality.