Mortal Treason - A Call To The Martyrs

Published Tuesday 12th October 2004
Mortal Treason - A Call To The Martyrs
Mortal Treason - A Call To The Martyrs

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
LABEL: Flicker FLD2626
RRP: £14.67

Reviewed by Ben Lilford

Mortal Treason from Alabama have been around for about five years now, defying mainstream Christian music tastes with their growing hardcore fanbase and passion for preaching Christ's salvation through music that's harder than a bag of your Gran's favourite mints. Lead vocalist Seth has been compared a couple of times to Cory Darst (ex-lead vocalist of Zao) in his approach to vocal sound and style, which can never be a bad thing, though when he occasionally speaks during the tracks he can sound a little two dimensional and uninspiring. This is only Mortal Treason's first album (a second is due soon) but their musicianship is already of fantastic standard. Every guitar riff worth bottling and surprising your pastor with on a Sunday morning.  My only gripe is of Seth's unimaginative song titles, his lyrics are quite good but he needs some tips from Bloodlined Caligraphy's Ally French on what he calls the tracks.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Khampa Nomads [Listen]
2. A Walk Thru The Woods [Listen]
3. War Within [Listen]
5. Feed On The Weak [Listen]
6. Bride's Last Kiss [Listen]
7. Beneath The Shadows [Listen]
8. Todd [Listen]
9. Hidden Track [Listen]

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