MORTIFICATION - THE EVIL ADDICTION DESTROYING MACHINE
Metal To Infinity
Mortification is a three piece Heavy Metal band from
Melbourne Australia. Steve Rowne (vocals & bass) is the chief of the band
and brings with ‘’The Evil Addiction Destroying Machine’’ his 14th
studio album out. His companions are Mick Jelinic on guitar and Adam Zaffarese
Steve survived the fight against cancer (leukaemia). His
doctors told him in 1996 that it was terminal but Steve wasn't ready to let go
just yet. His faith probably saved him, because Mortification is a Christian
has been around 20 years. They have releases on label giants Nuclear Blast
Records and Metal Blade. Albums like "Scrolls Of The Megilloth" and
"Post Momentary Affliction" Which are considered classics, gave them
world tours. They are working on a 20th anniversary double album "Twenty
Years In The Underground" - now
there is a new album out through their own Rowe Productions and will
be in the stores on October 30, 2009.
about 3 years and have changed their sound… Mortification’s mix of styles
remains their starting point. Death Metal, Grind, Thrash, Power, Groove, Classic
Metal and even a touch of Punk! You’ll find it all back while listening
to "The Evil Addiction Destroying Machine".
The opener of the CD it is also the title song.
This is an up-tempo track with hardcore influences. The vocals of
Steve Rowe is not really my thing and that will continue throughout the entire
album ."The Master Of Reinvention" is more Doom Metal with a beautiful
centerpiece where guitarist Mick Jeinic gives us a great melodic solo
.Than we come to the best song called "A Sense Of Eternity" which is a
Death Metal-tinged one with a pure Metal refrain where Mick's brings
us 2 guitar solo's. "Elastisized Outrage" goes more to the Punk
direction where blast-beats can also be heard. The 5th song is for me the
weakest song on the CD. "One Man With Courage Makes A Majority" sounds
boring…especially Steve's vocals are far from ‘well done’. With "Pilots
Shoulder Hanging From Dust" we have one of the best songs on the CD. A mix
of Punk and Metal… a song that could do well if sung live. Then it is
time for Doom Metal with "Pushing The Envelope Of The Red Sunrise"…
you can hear some Motorhead in there - Punk Metal with hardcore influences.
Heavy Metal comes along with "Alexander The Metal Worker". Here
Steve's vocals are not appropriate I feel… The last song "Resurrection
Band" is not a bad one at all. Guitarist Mick delivers the goods with
a nice guitar solo here… up-tempo song where Steve sings a bit different and
sounds better to me.
"The Evil Addiction Destroying Machine" isn't a
bad CD but that’s as far as it goes. To me it’s the vocals that bring this
effort downhill. The use of a 2nd guitarist, would bring the songs to a higher
level. According to myself, Mortification will always stay underground.
My rating: 71 / 100 (Review by Metalandy)
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