Mortification is a Christian extreme metal band from Australia, founded in 1990 from the 1980s metal band LightForce by Steve Rowe, Cameron Hall and Jayson Sherlock. One of the first bands of its genre, Mortification serves as inspiration for many of today's Christian metal bands. Over the years Mortification has released over twenty records and several videos on major record labels such as Nuclear Blast and Metal Blade. During the early 1990's, Mortification belonged to the elite of the death metal movement especially with their widely praised album Scrolls of the Megilloth. After the departure of their original drummer Mortification began experimenting with groove metal, hardcore punk and power metal. They achieved notable commercial success with Blood World, though many critics lost their interest in their albums after the critically acclaimed EnVision EvAngelene. Mortification is probably both the most successful extreme metal band to come from Australia and the most successful Christian extreme metal group in the World.