''Morbid Angel'' is a Florida-based death metal band assembled in 1983 and were quite crucial in the development of the death metal genre and its standards. Their songs are quite complex in arrangement, owing to the considerable technical skills of guitarist Trey Azagthoth and drummer Pete Sandoval.
Morbid Angel was one of the original death metal bands signed to Earache Records, and were also influental in the transition of death metal from its thrash metal roots to its current form; adding uptempo blast beats, inspired by grindcore.
All of Morbid Angel's albums have thus far been released with titles in alphabetical order (A-H), according to their chronology.
Their original lyrical themes dwelled mostly on Satanism and anti-Christian subject matter, but from second album "Blessed are the Sick" onward, the lyrics slowly moved towards the Ancient Sumerian Gods.
Morbid Angel is currently writing/recording a new studio album, which is due for release sometime in 2006 or 2007.
*Trey Azagthoth - Guitar (1983-Present)
*Pete Sandoval - Drums (1989-Present)
*David Vincent - Vocals, bass (1989-1996, 2004-Present)
*Mike Browning - Drums, Vocals (...
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