At the time of its release in 1993, Morbid Angel’s third album was probably the most extreme album to ever appear on a major label. As a result, this master class in death metal virtuosity infiltrated suburban living rooms via MTV’s Headbangers Ball and Beavis and Butt-Head with videos for “Rapture” and “God of Emptiness.” Guitarist Trey Azagthoth’s unorthodox and hyper-technical style produced some of the band’s most vertiginous material while increased exposure helped make Covenant one of the top-selling death metal albums of all time.
World of Shit (The Promised Land)
Vengeance Is Mine
The Lion's Den
Blood On My Hands
Angel of Disease
Sworn To the Black
God of Emptiness (I. The Accuser, II. The Tempter)
10 Songs, 41 Minutes
June 22, 1993
℗ 1993 Giant/Warner Records Inc. Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.