|Studio album by Mortification|
|Recorded||1991 at Power Plant Studio, Carlton in Melbourne, Australia|
|Genre||Death metal, grindcore, Christian metal|
|Label||Nuclear Blast, Intense|
Mortification is the eponymously titled debut studio album by Australian Christian metal band Mortification. This album leans more towards death metal than the band's previous demo album, but still keeps itself in the ways of thrash. The Billboard Guide to Contemporary Christian Music described the album's sound as "punk-meets-metal grind-core".
Jayson Sherlock's original cover art (seen above, nicknamed the "gnarly cover") was censored by some Christian bookstores; the label shipped them a version with an alternative cover, simply the band's logo.
Although not as popular as its follow-up, Mortification became reputive in both Christian and secular metal scenes for its remarkably brutal output. There are two short grindcore songs: "Turn" (33 s.) and "The Majestic Infiltration of Order" (1:06). The latter is commonly known as "God Rulz," because those are the only lyrics in the song. It is still often played in the band's concerts. Music videos were shot for "Turn," "Until the End," "The Destroyer Beholds," and "The Majestic Infiltration of Order" by film maker Neil Johnson. These videos were released on the video compilation Grind Planets.
All songs written by Mortification
- "Until the End" – 3:47
- "Brutal Warfare" – 3:58
- "Bathed in Blood" – 4:31
- "Satan's Doom" – 6:06
- "Turn" – 0:33
- "No Return" – 2:42
- "Break the Curse" – 2:44
- "New Awakening" – 5:04
- "The Destroyer Beholds" – 3:19
- "Journey of Reconciliation" – 4:13
- "The Majestic Infiltration of Order" – 1:06
- Steve Rowe - bass guitar, vocals
- Michael Carlisle - guitar, backing vocals
- Jayson Sherlock - drums, backing vocals
- Derek Sean - lead guitar
- Roger Martinez - backing vocals
- Andrew Tompkins - backing vocals
- Roger Martinez (Vengeance Rising) - producer
- Alfonso, Barry (1 October 2002). The Billboard Guide to Contemporary Christian Music (Digital). New York: Random House Digital. p. 200. ISBN 9780823077182. Retrieved 6 July 2012.
- Lahtonen, Jussi (25 October 2005). "White Metal". Sue Rock Punk Metal Zine (in Finnish). Retrieved 7 September 2007.