Metal Insider’s Top 5: Disappointing Albums From Great Bands

Posted by on May 7, 2012

2. Morbid Angel, Illud Divinum Insanus

Fans were highly anticipating the death metal legends’ new album. Not only was it Morbid Angel’s first record in 8 years, but also their first with frontman/bassist David Vincent in 16 years. And even though drummer Pete Sandoval had to sit out of the recording due to a back injury, the inclusion of Tim Yeung (of Hate Eternal and Divine Heresy fame) seemed very promising. So when Illud Divinum Insanus was finally released in June 2011, fans and critics were extremely disappointed. Hell, even Sandoval has expressed his distaste for the album. The main issue was Morbid Angel’s heavy use of industrial sounds on the album. Fans cried foul and the album was almost a shoo-in for “Worst Album Of 2011” (a title Metallica and Lou Reed would end up earning). The band rectified fans’ harsh reactions with… a remix album.

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