Covenant (Morbid Angel album)

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Morbid Angel - Covenant.jpg
Studio album by Morbid Angel
Released June 22, 1993
Recorded 1992-1993
Genre Death metal[1]
Length 41:12
Label Earache (Europe), Giant (North America)
Producer Morbid Angel
Flemming Rasmussen
Morbid Angel chronology
Blessed Are the Sick
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Covenant is the third official full-length album by Florida based death metal band Morbid Angel. It was released on June 22, 1993. This album represented Morbid Angel's first foray into mainstream metal, through their contract with Giant Records.[3] The music video for "God of Emptiness" was featured on Beavis and Butt-head and received airplay on MTV. The style of this album is more akin to the slower style of the previous album Blessed Are the Sick. Some early pressings of the album had a Parental Advisory logo on the cover. Future pressings of the album were produced without the advisory.

Covenant was produced by Morbid Angel and Flemming Rasmussen; engineered by Tom Morris and Flemming Rasmussen at Morrisound Recording in Tampa, Florida. Mixed by Flemming Rasmussen at Sweet Silence Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Coventant was reissued as a Digipak in 2011.[4]

Much of the lyrics for this album, written by David Vincent, could be considered Morbid Angel's most Occult and Satanic based.[citation needed] The album's cover image shows a page from The Book of Ceremonial Magic by Arthur Edward Waite to the right, and a reproduction of "The Pact of Urbain Grandier" on the left.

According to Nielsen Soundscan, Covenant was the best selling death metal album as of 2003, with sales of over 150,000 in the United States alone.[5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Music Length
1. "Rapture"   Azagthoth 4:17
2. "Pain Divine"   Azagthoth 3:58
3. "World of Shit (The Promised Land)"   Azagthoth 3:20
4. "Vengeance Is Mine"   Azagthoth 3:15
5. "Lion's Den"   Vincent 4:45
6. "Blood on My Hands"   Azagthoth 3:43
7. "Angel of Disease"   Azagthoth 6:15
8. "Sworn to the Black"   Azagthoth 4:01
9. "Nar Mattaru"   Azagthoth 2:06
10. "God of Emptiness
  • I: The Accuser
  • II: The Tempter"  
Azagthoth 5:27



  1. ^ "Morbid Angel "Covenant". Metal Storm. 
  2. ^ Huey, Steve. "Covenant - Morbid Angel". Allmusic. Retrieved December 20, 2011.
  3. ^ Saulnier, Jason (13 January 2013). "Flemming Rasmussen Interview". Music Legends. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Morbid Angel | Covenant: 2011 Earache Records Reissue". Hard Rock Haven. August 31, 2011. Retrieved December 20, 2011.
  5. ^ Puzak, Chris (November 18, 2003). "Cannibal Corpse Is Top-Selling Death Metal Band". Blog Critics. Retrieved December 20, 2011.