|Studio album by Coroner|
|Released||August 12, 1991|
|Recorded||Sky Trak Studio, Berlin, April–June 1991|
|Genre||Thrash metal, progressive metal|
Mental Vortex is the fourth album of the Swiss thrash metal trio Coroner. It is probably their most progressive and mature achievement and marks an improvement in the production compared to their first three albums. It features a cover of the song "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" (originally by The Beatles). This album is considered as one of the most technical and proficient albums of thrash metal.
- "Divine Step (Conspectu Mortis)" – 7:04
- "Son of Lilith" – 6:53
- "Semtex Revolution" – 5:30
- "Sirens" – 4:56
- "Metamorphosis" – 5:32
- "Pale Sister" – 4:55
- "About Life" – 5:18
- "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" – 7:14
- Ron Broder - Bass, Vocals
- Marky Edelmann - Drums
- Tommy Vetterli - Guitars
- Tom Morris - Producer, engineer, mixing
- K.-U. Walterbach - Executive producer
- The intro on "Divine Step" (the "Emergency Room intro") is from the movie Re-Animator.
- Lilith is a female demon of the Mesopotamian mythology.
- The sample at the end of "Semtex Revolution" is JFK, from the movie Moonstruck.
- Semtex is a type of plastic explosive.
- 'About Life' samples the line 'We have to see, we have to know' from the film Hellbound: Hellraiser II.
- The cover image is a modified photograph of Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates in the 1960 Alfred Hitchcock film Psycho.
- BNR Metal Pages' section on Coroner
- Fan page with detailed album information and lyrics
- Coroner @ Last.fm
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