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One of my favorite CD's of the '90s hope to see some Prayer Chain up here soon too! These men were genius, sampling hours on one sound- back when sampling and effects were even more of an art than they are today. Today Wiki says: A duo led by Jerome Fontamillas and Jyro Xhan, Mortal was one of the first Christian bands to play industrial metal.While not actually the first to do so, Mortal enjoyed significant success, and, along with other early contemporaries such as Circle of Dust and Argyle Park, played a notable role in paving the way for future Christian industrial and industrial metal bands. The group began in 1988 as Mortal Wish, and produced a six-song demo with additional members Ray Tongpo and Wilson Peralta. They shortened their name, signed a record deal with Intense Records and released their first album Lusis in 1992, produced by Terry Scott Taylor and Allan Aguirre of Scaterd Few. It was well received by the critics, with CCM Magazine dubbing Lusis the "strongest debut project to enter the Christian market in years." The second album Fathom (1993) was Mortal's most guitar-driven, and became one of the band's most popular releases. The song ΓÇ¥RiftΓÇ¥ was rearranged later and a music video was shot for it in 1994. The video dealt with the horrors of child abuse. Mortal later experimented with a live band, and a grunge sound on 1994's Wake, as well as with a dance-based meditational sound on their follow-up, Pura. During this time, the band became mired in legal issues involving their label, leading to on-again, off-again attempts to retire the name Mortal. As Gyro would report to True Tunes News in 1994: "I have peace with the fact that Mortal will permanently quit... There are legal things happening with our label that will end Mortal as a name." The duo formed Fold Zandura partly to get around these issues, partly to carve out a more alternative rock sound. Fold Zandura released one album and three eps. The Mortal moniker was revived in order to release a self-titled album on 5 Minute Walk Records in 1996. According to the liner notes, three songs were originally Fold Zandura songs. In 1998 they released a best of called Godspeed. It featured 13 album songs and 2 non-album songs. In 2000 Jerome joined Switchfoot as a session musician and later joined them full-time. In 2002 Jyro and Jerome released a Mortal reunion album called Nu-En-Jin with Tooth & Nail Records, featuring an updated industrial sound, consisting mostly of heavily distorted looping electronics. Lyrically, the songs have a very sci-fi flare, with the liner notes detailing the various fictional alternative universes in which they are supposedly set.
|01 Mortal - Alive and Awake.mp3||8.942 MB|
|02 Mortal - Neplusultra.mp3||6.074 MB|
|03 Mortal - Rift.mp3||6.39 MB|