Formulas Fatal to the Flesh

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Formulas Fatal to the Flesh
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Studio album by Morbid Angel
Released February 24, 1998
Recorded 1997, Morrisound Recording
Genre Death metal[1]
Length 51:38
Label Earache
Producer Trey Azagthoth, Mark Prator
Morbid Angel chronology
Domination
(1995)
Formulas Fatal to the Flesh
(1998)
Gateways to Annihilation
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[2]

Formulas Fatal to the Flesh is the fifth full-length studio album by death metal band Morbid Angel. The Satanic themed lyrics of previous albums had been replaced with lyrics about the Old Ones, which would become the primary source of Morbid Angel's lyrical content from this point on. This is the first album to feature singer/bassist Steve Tucker, replacing David Vincent, and has some lyrical content written in Sumerian.

The title refers to the biblical symbol of the Antichrist. The letter "F" is the 6th letter in the alphabet and the title contains 3 times the capitalized letter "F"; therefore, the title is a code for the number of the Beast.

The tunings for this record as on Covenant and Domination remained E♭ on six string guitar songs, and B♭ on seven stringed guitar songs.

"Invocation of the Continual One" is made of unused music the band had composed in its early days in 1984, which they put together and re-recorded for this album.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and arranged by Trey Azagthoth except "Ascent Through the Spheres" and "Hymnos Rituales De Guerra", written by Pete Sandoval

No.TitleLength
1."Heaving Earth"3:54
2."Prayer of Hatred"4:28
3."Bil Ur-Sag"2:30
4."Nothing is Not"4:44
5."Chambers of Dis"3:30
6."Disturbance in the Great Slumber"2:32
7."Umulamahri"4:34
8."Hellspawn: The Rebirth"2:43
9."Covenant of Death"6:08
10."Hymn to a Gas Giant"1:04
11."Invocation of the Continual One"9:47
12."Ascent through the Spheres"2:02
13."Hymnos Rituales de Guerra"2:43
14."Trooper"0:55
Total length:51:38
Limited Edition Bonus Disc

This bonus CD contains all of the isolated guitar solos as conjured by Trey Azagthoth. A guitar pick is included which is signed by him

No.TitleLength
1."Heaving Earth Lava" 
2."Heaving Earth Lava 'Alt'" 
3."Prayer of Hatred #1 Lava" 
4."Prayer of Hatred #2 Lava" 
5."Prayer of Hatred #3 Lava" 
6."Bil Ur-Sag #1 Lava" 
7."Bil Ur-Sag #2 Lava" 
8."Bil Ur-Sag #3 Lava" 
9."Nothing Is Not Lava" 
10."Nothing Is Not Lava 'Alt'" 
11."Chambers of Dis #1 Lava" 
12."Chambers of Dis #1 Lava 'Alt'" 
13."Chambers of Dis #2 Lava" 
14."Chambers of Dis #2 Lava 'Alt'" 
15."Umulamahri #1 Lava" 
16."Umulamahri #2 Lava" 
17."Umulamahri #2 Lava 'Alt'" 
18."Umulamahri #3 Lava" 
19."Umulamahri #3 Lava 'Alt'" 
20."Hellspawn #2 Lava" 
21."Hellspawn #3 Lava" 
22."Covenant of Death #1 Lava" 
23."Covenant of Death #2 Lava" 
24."Covenant of Death #3 Lava" 
25."Invocation #1 Lava" 
26."Invocation #2 Lava" 
27."Dominate Lava" 
28."Dominate Lava 'Alt'" 
29."Dawn of the Angry #1 Lava" 
30."Dawn of the Angry #1 Lava 'Alt'" 
31."Dawn of the Angry #2 Lava" 
32."Burn with Me #1 Lava" 
33."Burn with Me #1 Lava 'Alt'" 
34."Burn with Me #2 Lava" 
35."Burn with Me #2 Lava 'Alt'" 
36."Burn with Me #3 Lava" 
37."Burn with Me #3 Lava 'Alt'" 
38."Eyes to See #1 Lava" 
39."Where the Slime Live Lava" 
40."Where the Slime Live Lava 'Alt'" 

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Morbid Angel "Formulas Fatal to the Flesh". Metal Storm. 
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Formulas Fatal to the Flesh - Morbid Angel". Allmusic. Retrieved December 20, 2011.