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  • Mortification - Hammer of God

    Mortification - Hammer of God
    1999 Metal Blade Records


Mortification - Hammer of God

1999 Metal Blade Records :: Reviewed by rofreason on 2005-09-04

You've got to give credit to Mortification, I guess, for no matter what, they keep slogging it out, releasing album after album of mediocrity. Some riffs are cool here, but for the most part, a lot of this stuff is juts rehashed older material from better bands. I almost feel bad for these guys, because they obviously put a lot of work into their material, a lot of it just doesn't come across very strong. My opinion? The band is hampered by a low budget, and by the fact that every song has to do with new christianity, something that tends to rub a lot of metalheads, including myself, the wrong way. I don't know, it could be worse, I guess, Mortification at least being consistent. The more I listen I do see some growth, I just think that the band should cut half of the material released here out, which would still have produced a 32 minute album. Don't care much for Rowe's spoken gruff vocals either, although I do dig Bowen's guitar style, and the tracks that he adds to are among the best on the album. For some reason I don't want to completely slag this, but it does come off as ultimate cheese. C'mon, Daniel was a mosher? Ugh. Mortification: Australian for disciple...