Morbid Visions

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Morbid Visions
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Studio album by Sepultura
Released November 10, 1986
Recorded August 1986 at Estudio Vice Versa, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Genre Black metal,[1] death metal[2]
Length 33:35
Label Cogumelo
Producer Sepultura
Sepultura chronology
Bestial Devastation
Morbid Visions
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

Morbid Visions is the debut studio album by Brazilian heavy metal band Sepultura, released on November 10, 1986 by 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 (note the similarity of the album title to Morbid Tales).

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. They were only starting to learn English at this point, so they had to translate the lyrics word-for-word using a dictionary. 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 (1996)) 3:02


  • 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


  1. ^ a b Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Morbid Visions/Bestial Devastation - Sepultura". AllMusic. Retrieved 11 May 2005.
  2. ^ Avelar, Idelber (2011). "Otherwise National: Locality and Power in the Art of Sepultura". In Wallach, Jeremy; Berger, Harris M.; Greene, Paul D. Metal Rules the Globe: Heavy Metal Music Around the World. Duke University Press. p. 139. ISBN 978-0-8223-4733-0. 


  • 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.