MORTIFICATION-POST MOMENTARY AFFLICTION (1993, Nuclear Blast)
FACTORY SEALED - SHIPS WITH TRACKING
What we have here is a return to the thrash roots from the first album, but with more finesse. The influences of Iron Maiden and especially Manowar are showing through much more than in the past. This is just a great speed metal/thrash feast. This album was also the introduction of the new vocals style. The deathly growl still present, but mixed with a clean, doomy shout that would begin to become more prevelant in future discs. The lyrics are mature, Christ centered, and intelligent. I guess the return to thrash was not what Jayson Sherlock wanted, as soon after the release of P.M.A., he announced his departure to play with doom/death band ParamÌÎ_̴Ìà_cium. A shame, really, as the drum work on this cd is phenomenal! Some of the best drumming in metal. Period!
The Intense cover was drawn by drummer Jayson Sherlock. (Yes, I own both covers.) This album would be the final studio disc of what many would consider the classic Mortification line-up.