Mortal - Lusis/Fathom

Friday 1st October 1999
Mortal - Lusis/Fathom
Mortal - Lusis/Fathom

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
RRP: £0.18

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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Reader Comments

Posted by Matthew in Perth @ 02:23 on Mar 5 2018

This is SUPER late, but I got my copy of Fathom from author&Ntt=Mortal
It's a cool album!

Posted by Salmon in South Africa @ 16:24 on Sep 29 2010

Fathom is brilliant. It has and always will be an album that draws a lot of emotion out of was almost like falling in love for the first time, it's something that you don't forget and recall with a certain fondness. The songs has truckloads of delicacy, but can be as intelligently heavy as you can possibly imagine. I have never heard ANYTHING like it in my lifetime and perhaps I never will..and it's just as well. What an album.

Posted by rodrigo in brasil @ 12:03 on Jan 8 2010

i had this album when it first came out and absolutly loved it. is there any way i can get it again or download it?
pease let me know

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