Morbid Visions

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Morbid Visions
Studio album by Sepultura
Released November 10, 1986
Recorded August, 1986 at Estudio Vice Versa, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Genre Thrash metal, black metal, death metal
Length 33:35
Label Cogumelo
Producer Sepultura
Sepultura chronology
Bestial Devastation
(1985)
Morbid Visions
(1986)
Schizophrenia
(1987)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

Morbid Visions is the debut album by Brazilian thrash metal band Sepultura, released in 1986 through Cogumelo Records. While later albums have a more political edge, Morbid Visions (along with the Bestial Devastation EP) is notable for "Satanic" themes. The band said many lyrics were fashioned after those of Venom and Celtic Frost, as they could not write in English at this point. As late as 1987, Max Cavalera was still translating his lyrics word-for-word, as evidenced by the demo "The Past Reborns the Storms".

The production of the album is rather poor. In the liner notes of Roadrunner's reissue of the album (which includes the tracks from the EP Bestial Devastation), Cavalera admits that the band neglected to tune their guitars during the sessions. The original vinyl pressings of Morbid Visions featured the first movement of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana ("O Fortuna") as an unnamed introduction. This composition was left off the CD re-release, probably because of copyright issues.[citation needed] This would mark the last appearance of the group's original lead guitarist Jairo T.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Max Cavalera, Igor Cavalera, Jairo Guedes, and Paulo Jr., except where noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "Morbid Visions"   3:23
2. "Mayhem"   3:15
3. "Troops of Doom"   3:21
4. "War"   5:32
5. "Crucifixion"   5:02
6. "Show Me the Wrath"   3:52
7. "Funeral Rites"   4:23
8. "Empire of the Damned"   4:24
1991 reissue
No. Title Length
9. "The Curse"   0:39
10. "Bestial Devastation"   3:08
11. "Antichrist" (lyrics by Wagner Lamounier) 3:47
12. "Necromancer"   3:53
13. "Warriors of Death"   4:10
1997 Remaster
No. Title Length
14. "Necromancer" (demo version) 4:00
15. "Anticop" (live) 3:02

Credits[edit]

  • Recorded and mixed in seven days in August, 1986, on 16 tracks at Estudio Vice Versa, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • Produced by Sepultura
  • Engineered, mixed and mastered by Eduardo Santos and Ze Luiz
  • Remastered for the Roadrunner Records release by Michael Sarsfield at Frankford/Wayne, New York, USA

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Morbid Visions/Bestial Devastation - Sepultura". AllMusic. Retrieved 11 May 2005.

References[edit]

  • Barcinski, André & Gomes, Silvio (1999). Sepultura: Toda a História. São Paulo: Ed. 34. ISBN 85-7326-156-0
  • Sepultura (1986). Morbid Visions. [CD]. New York, NY: Roadrunner Records. The Sepultura Remasters (1997).
  • Sepultura (1986). Morbid Visions. [Vinyl]. Belo Horizonte, MG: Cogumelo Produções.