Mortality "Infected With Evil" demo Hailing from San Antonio, Texas-this band could single handedly fuel that city for a high speed drive back into the death metal scene. Or maybe I should say 'into the death metal scene for the first time ever'. The band will tell you that the "Infected with Evil" demo quality is really rough and that they can do much better. They will also tell you to come see the live show because, "It's all about the live show." What they fail to mention is the fact that the songs on this demo completely destroy any metal band even attempting raise it's head in San Antonio! Regardless of the production quality, which isn't bad, these songs are built to crush! And when you see them played live you will start to believe the band's original statement: "It's all about the live show." The songs are manufactured for the live show. Lots of blast beats and doulble bass, with a ton evil grooves to tie everything together. "Epidemic" opens the disc with a classic Cannibal Corpse sound. Mark Carroll (vocals) grinds and screams this one out in a classic Chris Barnes era style. The switch-off from Death Metal blasts to slam groove is a constant for Mortality. "Body of Christ" has a series of stops that lead into a groove that will turn any pit past the point of violent chaotic eruption. "E race" has an opening that is similar to Internal Bleeding's "Alien Breed". The super low tuned grind on "Blind" was unexpected but not disliked. This song shows that Mortality has strength and heaviness at all speeds. Of course "Blind" doesn't stay in grind mode for long. The band continues to put in a strong songwriting performance by intertwining the blast with the grind groove. This should be another ball torturing live song! The solos rip! No mad bumblebee riffs that would sound like in-decipherable noise when played back unaccompanied(you know who I'm talking about). These guys don't rely on speed picking alone for their leads. The solo on "Beg" is really cool and not mindless fretboard dribble. The solo factor, coupled with serious grooves, blast beat riffage, and guttural vocal delights should be enough for you to kneel and submit. Now we will throw in the drumming of Dennis Sanders. His prolonged double bass assault is daunting(especially when you hear the live set!). Every good band must have a powerhouse behind the kit in order to succeed. Mortality has the drums, the guitars, the vocals, the sound. Like a machine... This machine is rolling and can crush everything in it's path.
MORTALITY ( Texas, USA ) - DECAY Demo CD 2002. DON'T FUCKING MESS WITH TEXAS ! DON'T FUCKING MESS WITH MORTALITY !!! They'll rip your bones and skinned your raw flesh with their grinding torture musick ! One of my favorite type of brutal musick, groovy slamming musick ! Reminds me a bit of DEHUMANIZED. Ultra guttural and aggressive vocals, catchy groovy mosh and yet technical riffs, tight & brutal bass line, ultra fast double pedals and extreme blast beats !!! They have they very own style of combining brutal death musick with mosh and grinding grooves. NOT all bands can do what MORTALITY have done with this DECAY material. They got the stuctures and the compositions just right between the brutal and the cathy parts. You won't be able to stop yourself slamming and moshing around the pit ! You know this band is one of the finest, right bro ? We can learn from MORTALITY how they write good songs and the brutality is mostly the side effect. . Its kinda too bad that they only gave me the 3 songs DECAY Cd promo. I want more brutallity !!! I bet everyone is can't wait to have this Skull Crushing brutal death band's full lenght album. So, DON'T FUCKING MESS WITH TEXAS's MORTALITY !!! Unless you're some weak pussies or metal wannabe poseurs, make sure you'll' have their upcoming full lenght then experienced the Skull Crushing Musickal Brutality !!! BUY OR FUCKING DIE !!!
MORTALITY - Decay (Demo)
MORTALITY 3 Song Demo Self Released Sometimes, bringing things back to basics and not going crazy with technical riffs and insane leads is key and can be some of the most brutal shit. That is definetly the case here with Mortality, another sick as fuck band from the pit of Texas. I saw these guys at the NJ Meltdown Fest this year and they absolutley crushed. The audience was going crazy for these fucks. Anyway, like I was saying, none of this is over the top technical precision, it's just straight-in your face brutality. I really would have liked to hear more tracks than this cause my head just didn't get enough banging. The recording is pretty crisp, and you can hear everything at an equal level. If you've heard the name but have yet to hear the band, and the style I described is your thing than you will definetly enjoy this band. I wait in agony till they release something more!
Hailing From Texas, Mortality Proves That Texas Is The Place To Be For Truly Brutal Music!!! I Know Several Bands From Texas, All Of Which Are Amazingly Talented So This Comes As No Surprise To Me!!! I Stuck Their Cd In My Stereo, Turned It Up Full Blast & To Be Honest...Mortality Sent Me Straight Into A Hellish Bliss Like Nothing I've Ever Felt Before!!! HOLY SHIT..MORTALITY RULES PEOPLE!!! Pulsating Drums, Relentless Guitars, Melodic Rage Bass & Demonic Vocals!!! I Was Hooked Immediately!!! My Favorite Tune By Far Is "Body Of Christ", This Song Made Me Go Wild!!! What A Perfect Tune For A Perfectly Brutal Band!!! Keep In Mind, This Is Only A 3 Song Demo That Made Me Feel This Way & Left Me Begging For More!!!! If Their Full-Length Cd Entitled "Decay" Is As Brutal As The Demo, We Are In For A Truly Chaotic & Psychotic Ride Everyone!!! I Was So Impressed By The Talent Of Mortality That They Are Now An Official "Mistress Band"!!! I Would Recommend Mortality To Everyone!! #1 On My Cd Must Have List!!! ONLY THE STRONG WILL SURVIVE "MORTALITY'S" BRUTALITY!!!!
MORTALITY - Decay demo 2002
Mortality - Decay Demo 2002 (review by Pete)
MORTALITY (USA) Body of christ Demo'01. Brutal death metal with riffs ā la SUFFOCATION, old DEICIDE (1st album) and little touches of old MALEVOLENT CREATION. The drummer does some good fast double bass drums parts, and his drumming his alive enough to make of it a cool release. There are some technical riffs in the vein of SUFFOCATION ("Effigy of the forgotten") but also CANNIBAL CORPSE's technical bizare gut speaking parts ("Tomb of the mutilated"/ "The bleeding"). I don't know why, they'd also make me think about the french brutal death metallers FATE. I find the sound lacks of a bit of heaviness, but it's not a problem when the music is cool! All the stuffs is well done in an efficient way, this band has got some good influences and can offer something that's be really good in the future!
Mortality - Demo 2002 (demo)
DECAY DEMO 2002
MORTALITY " DEMO 2002 "
Let's see, where to begin the story of Mortality. I first met Pete Hernandez (guitar) through writing letters back and forth when he was living in Colorado. He then moved to Corpus Christi, TX, and he called me to tell me he was living here in TX. We met a couple of times, and shared the stage when I was with my old band. Then the fucker moves to San Antonio, and he opened up one of the sickest venues we've ever had, Wacky's Deli. When Putrilage first started, he gave us our first opportunity to play there, and he let us open up for many great bands. Now I am paying him back with giving him exposure on my webzine. Here is the interview with an old friend...