Blessed Are the Sick

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Blessed Are the Sick
Studio album by Morbid Angel
Released May 22, 1991
Recorded 1991
Genre Death metal
Length 39:33
Label Earache/Relativity
Producer Morbid Angel
Morbid Angel chronology
Altars of Madness
(1989)Altars of Madness1989
Blessed Are the Sick
Abominations of Desolation
(1991)Abominations of Desolation1991
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating 4.5/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Blessed Are the Sick is the second studio album from death metal band Morbid Angel. It features an overall slower musical sound, although containing very fast riffs, and reveals another side of the band, with classical music undertones[3] (main composer Trey Azagthoth would dedicate this album to Mozart). Tracks 9, 10 and 12 are re-recorded songs from the 1986 demo Abominations of Desolation.

The album was recorded January–February 1991 at Morrisound Recording, Tampa, Florida; produced by Morbid Angel; engineered and mixed by Tom Morris.

The cover painting is "Les Trésors de Satan" by Jean Delville.

The album was reissued in 2009 as a Digipak in DualDisc format. The CD side contains the original audio release and the DVD side contains a one-hour documentary.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Intro"   Azagthoth 1:27
2. "Fall from Grace" Vincent Azagthoth 5:13
3. "Brainstorm" Vincent Azagthoth 2:34
4. "Rebel Lands" Vincent Azagthoth 2:41
5. "Doomsday Celebration"   Azagthoth 1:49
6. "Day of Suffering" Vincent Azagthoth 1:54
7. "Blessed Are the Sick/Leading the Rats" Vincent Azagthoth 4:47
8. "Thy Kingdom Come" Vincent Azagthoth 3:24
9. "Unholy Blasphemies" Azagthoth, Vincent Azagthoth 2:10
10. "Abominations" Azagthoth Azagthoth 4:27
11. "Desolate Ways"   Brunelle 1:40
12. "The Ancient Ones" Azagthoth Azagthoth 5:53
13. "In Remembrance"   Azagthoth 1:25


Release history[edit]

Date Note
May 2, 1991
November 3, 2009 Reissue