Mortification

Mortification

Mortification is an Australian Christian extreme metal band which was formed in 1987 as a heavy metal group, Lightforce, by mainstay Steve Rowe on bass guitar and vocals. By 1990, in the Melbourne suburb of Moorabbin, they were renamed as Mortification with the line-up of Rowe, Michael Carlisle on guitar and Jayson Sherlock on drums. Mortification has released over twenty albums and several videos on major record labels such as Nuclear Blast. As one of the earliest internationally successful Christian death metal bands from Australia, they served as an inspiration for later similar groups.

During the early 1990s Mortification played death metal, thrash, and grindcore, and "belonged to the elite of the death metal movement," especially with their 1992 album Scrolls of the Megilloth. After the departure of Sherlock, Mortification began experimenting with groove metal, hardcore punk and power metal. They achieved commercial success with Blood World in 1994 and received critically acclaim for 1996's EnVision EvAngelene. Despite the lack of subsequent commercial success or mainstream critical recognition, "the band, in spite of their extreme sound, are some kind of superstars in the 'White Metal' scene", and have been described as "a legend in the death metal scene." Mortification issued their tenth album, Triumph of Mercy in August 1998 and accompanied it with a tour of North America. By August 1999, the band had sold a total of a quarter of a million albums across Europe and the US. They returned to their death/thrash roots for the 2004 album, Brain Cleaner.

Track Listing

1.

Until The End

2.

Brutal Warfare

3.

Bathed In Blood

4.

Turn

5.

No Return

6.

Break The Curse

7.

New Awakining

8.

The Destroyer Beholds

9.

Journey Of Reconciliation

10.

The Majestic Infiltration Of Order

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Mortification

Originally Released: 1991

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Track Listing

1.

Nocturnal

2.

Terminate Damnation

3.

Eternal Lamentation

4.

Raise the Chalice

5.

Lymphosarcoma

6.

Scrolls of the Megilloth

7.

Death Requiem

8.

Necromanicide

9.

Inflamed

10.

Ancient Prophecy

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Scrolls Of The Megilloth

Originally Released: 1992

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Track Listing

1.

Allusions From The Valley Of Darkness

2.

From The Valley Of Shadows

3.

Human Condition

4.

Distarnish Priest

5.

Black Lion Of The Mind

6.

Grind Planetarium

7.

Pride Sanitarium

8.

Overseer

9.

This Momentary Affliction

10.

Flight Of Victory (Bass Instrumental)

11.

Impulsation

12.

Liquid Assets

13.

Vital Fluids

14.

The Sea Of Forgetfulness

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Post Momentary Affliction

Originally Released: 1993

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Track Listing

1.

Grind Planetarium (Live)

2.

Distarnish Priest (Live)

3.

Brutal Warfare (Live)

4.

Destroyer Beholds (Live)

5.

Inflamed (Live)

6.

Scrolls Of The Megilloth (Live)

7.

Symbiosis (Live)

8.

Time Crusaders (Live)

9.

Black Snake (Live)

10.

From The Valley Of Shadows (Live)

11.

Human Condition (Live)

12.

The Majestic Infiltration Of Order (Live)

13.

This Momentary Affliction (Live)

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Live Planetarium

Originally Released: 1993

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Track Listing

1.

Clan Of The Light

2.

Blood World

3.

Starlight

4.

Your Life

5.

Monks Of The High Lord

6.

Symbiosis

7.

Love Song

8.

Live By The Sword

9.

J.G.S.H.

10.

Dark Allusions

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Blood World

Originally Released: 1994

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Track Listing

1.

Primitive Rhythm Machine

2.

Mephibosheth

3.

Seen It All

4.

The True Essence Of Power

5.

Toxic Shock

6.

4031

7.

Gut Wrench

8.

Confused Belief

9.

Providence

10.

Killing Evil

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Primitive Rhythm Machine

Originally Released: 1995

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Track Listing

1.

Blood Sacrifice

2.

New Beginnings

3.

The Destroyer Beholds

4.

The Majestic Infiltration of Order

5.

Nocturnal

6.

Scrolls of the Megilloth

7.

Grind Planetarium

8.

Distarnished Priest

9.

Brutal Warfare (Live)

10.

Time Crusader (Live)

11.

Blood World

12.

Your Life

13.

Primitive Rhythm Machine

14.

Mephibosheth

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The Best Of ... 5 Years

Originally Released: 1995

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