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Mortification: Triumph of Mercy (remaster)

Triumph if Mercy is the 1998 release from Christian death metal band Mortification, now remastered by Metal Mind Productions. Despite the fact that the band plays such pummeling music with a Christian slant, they've never really broke big or garnered much acclaim throughout their long career, and quite frankly their music isn't all that groundbreaking when you look at the many other acts on the scene. This release though has some poignant lyrical content, as band leader, bassist, and singer Steve Rowe was diagnosed with leukemia prior to the album, and given a very slim chance to live. Well, Rowe battled and beat the disease, and lived to tell about it through this album. Musically, like I mentioned earlier, Triumph of Mercy is standard death metal fare musically, plenty of razor sharp riffs and pounding drum work, Rowe's vocal attack varying from deep growls to less than stellar screams-a dedicated lead singer might have done wonders for these songs. Overall it's admirable, but not necessarily essential extreme metal. Metal Mind's packaging here though is great, as they've recreated the original release in digipack form, complete with a lengthy essay on the making of the album and the events leading up to and after it, plenty of photos and lyrics, and the sound is very good. If you're a fan of Mortification, you'll need this, if not take a listen before you buy.

Track Listing
01. At War With War
02. Triumph Of Mercy
03. Welcome To The Palodrome
04. From Your Side
05. Influence
06. Drain Dweller
07. Raw Is The Stonewood Temple
08. Unified Truth
09. Visited By An Angel
10. Dead Man Walking
11. Influence (Live)
12. God Shape Void
13. 3 Of A Kind

Added: January 14th 2009
Reviewer: Pete Pardo
Related Link: Metal Mind Productions
Hits: 1787
Language: english

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