Altars of madness is the true greatest death metal album. yes blessed is marvelously composed. but Altars of madness has to much power for it not to be better. i meen cmon' listen to songs like bleed for the devil or blasphemy. those songs are so heavy that its just mind warping. i really dont understand why so many praise blessed and not altars. It also drives me nuts to think that this album was made when i was a kindergardener... not to mention alot of the others were made while i was still in elementary. i wish i had gotten into them back then, DAM!!