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This is the band that made me truly fall in love with not just death metal, but extreme metal in general. This first record is where David Vincent (bass and vocals) and Trey Azagthoth (lead guitar) came to be known as pioneers of death metal, legendary songwriters, and blasphemous lyricists. This album would be highly influential in death metal, black metal, speed metal, and all kinds of extreme music. Morbid Angel produced timeless riffs in songs like "Immortal Rites", "Maze of Torment", and "Chapel of Ghouls", unforgettable solos in "Suffocation", "Lord of all Fevers and Plague", "Damnation", and "Evil Spells", all the while attacking religion, embracing darkness, and finding empowerment through commitment to the Ancient Ones. For me, the most important part of this album is its emphasis on freedom of thought and the breaking of societal norms and expectations. In the booklet of the CD I purchased, Trey Azagthoth explains the purpose of Morbid Angel, stating that they wish to stray from conformity in order to reach a freedom of expression which is unavailable to anyone who simply adheres to the illusions that society presents to us. This is a very rich album, musically and lyrically, and it taught me a lot about myself and my spirituality, freeing me from many vices that I never even realized were there.