|Studio album by|
|Released||12 August 1991|
|Recorded||Sky Trak Studio, Berlin, April–June 1991|
|Genre||Thrash metal, progressive metal, avant-garde metal|
Mental Vortex is the fourth album by the Swiss thrash metal band Coroner, released on August 12, 1991. After being out of print for many years, Noise/BMG reissued the album in 2018, remastered with the same track list in a digipack cd case, with additional photographs of the band and memorabilia.
|1.||"Divine Step (Conspectu Mortis)"||7:05|
|2.||"Son of Lilith"||6:55|
|8.||"I Want You (She's So Heavy)" (The Beatles cover)||John Lennon, Paul McCartney||7:15|
- Band members
- Ron Broder (as Ron Royce) - Vocals, Bass
- Tommy Vetterli (as Tommy T. Baron) - Guitars
- Marky Edelmann (as Marquis Marky) - Drums
- Additional Musicians
- Kent Smith - Keyboards
- Janelle Sadler - Vocals (backing)
- Steve Gruden - Vocals (backing)
- Tom Morris - Producer, Mixing, Engineering
- Sven Conquest - Engineering (second)
- Karl-U. Walterbach - Executive Producer
- Marquis Marky - Cover (concept and design)
- Martin Becker - Photography (cover and sleeve)
- Maren Lotz - Typography
- Robbie Müller - Digital image
- 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 from a Dallas news broadcast covering the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
- 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.
- A music video was made for song "I Want You (She's So Heavy)".
- BNR Metal Pages' section on Coroner
- Fan page with detailed album information and lyrics
- Coroner @ Last.fm
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