Mortal Treason - Sunrise Over A Sea Of Blood

Published Monday 6th February 2006
Mortal Treason - Sunrise Over A Sea Of Blood
Mortal Treason - Sunrise Over A Sea Of Blood

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 13928-9991
LABEL: Flicker FLD2661
RELEASE DATE: 2005-08-01
RRP: £10.76

Reviewed by Andy Long

Well, this is the first time that I've come across Mortal Treason and now I discover that they've already split up! Ah well. 'Sunrise Over A Sea Of Blood' was the band's second release, a dark, spinning vortex of old-school death metal, guitars shredding themselves into a frenzied maelstrom, battling for attention with the throttled bellows of the vocalist. Living Sacrifice and Mortification fans will be well into this stuff. It's good, but of course it does sound like it was made 10 or 15 years ago and there's not a whole lot of variation here. Then again, that's what thrash is, you like it or you don't and there's still a lot of it out there. It's a shame that Mortal Treason broke up but maybe the musicians will go on to greater things.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Sheila Wiley-Marks in Houston, Texas - USA @ 05:03 on Sep 20 2006

This is a really fair article and the music is awesome, to simply play this kind of music and keep it smooth and flowing takes a touch of genius. The music and vocalizations are deep, dark, tedious and quite challenging in and of themselves to synchronize into something dramatic and noteworthy, as well as entertaining, yet Mortal Treason has met and successfully conquered the challenge majestically, hands down. Period.

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