STYLE: Hard Music RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 519-1196 LABEL: KMG KMGD8686 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
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Reviewed by Alex Figgis
For an early example of Christian dance fused rock, look no further than 'Lusis'. Although admittedly rather poorly produced and mixed, resulting in a rather tinny feel throughout, Mortal's '92 release boasts some fine compositional ideas that make for an interesting and challenging listen. In spite of clever sampling and superb guitar and vocal work within 'Lusis', there is n over reliance on synthetic sounds and the use of obvious programming throughout, sadly detracting from the albums overall impact upon the listener. Within a two year period however, Mortal's sound - whilst still unique - changed dramatically with the incorporation of better programming technology and the use of live drums within their dynamics. When 'Fathom' hit the scene in '93, there was nothing else quite like it. The first time I experienced Mortal's sound found within 'Fathom' I was blown away, a reaction I still maintain some six years on. Nothing rivals such true genre classics as 'Neplusultra", 'Rift' or the phenomenal 'Bright Wings'. Truly a musical milestone any industrial dance/rock/metal fan would appreciate.
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