The Smell of Rain is an album released by solo artist Mortiis in 2001.
The initial CD press run for Germany contained a bonus DVD including the 'Parasite God' video. The LP was a double gatefold with a 12" lyric insert. A remastered version was released later, as Mortiis requested. It contained four remixed songs. Initial attempts at getting the CD booklet printed as transparent layers of art and text was turned down by the label, several times. Though this was done for the next album (The Grudge) as a "Strictly Ltd Edition 'Decadent' PVC Sleeve".
The artwork was produced by Johan Hammarman.
Released in 2001 under the Earache label. This was the first album where Mortiis took the role as lead vocalist, which had previously been filled by Sarah Jezebel Deva.
Mortiis looks back on this album, and is amazed at how 'gothic' it sounds - even though it wasn't intended. In the booklet, Mortiis is seen unmasked under the pseudonym of 'John Prozac'.
On the back of the album, there is a circle with symbols inside. This is a form of the 'Secret Seal of Solomon'.