Submit Your Song in the International Songwriting Competition to Win Cash and Other Prizes!
Submit Your Song in the International Songwriting Competition to Win Cash and Other Prizes!

JFH Music Review




Mortal Treason
A Call To The Martyrs



Artist Info: Discography
--> Album length: 9 tracks: 40 minutes, 44 seconds
Street Date: February 24, 2004


Mortal Treason was a band that had a very premature separation. Although they only released two albums, Mortal Treason is still considered to be one of the top Christian metal/hardcore bands in quite some time. Of the two albums, their first, A Call to the Martyrs is the strongest.

The album starts right off with a deep roar from vocalist/BMX rider Seth Kimbrough. Kimbrough's vocals are definitely a highlight throughout the album, displaying a range matched by few in hardcore. There is little singing on A Call to the Martyrs except for the album closer. Musically, the album is the usual metalcore sound. It's loud and fast with frequent breakdowns. It would be nice to see a few more solos, but other than that it's some of the best hardcore out there.

Lyrically, the band takes a bold stand for Christ with lyrics such as, "Live for the Lord and you will see truth eternally" from the title track. Every song shows evidence of the band's faith, an unfortunate rarity in the heavy music realm.

All in all, A Call to the Martyrs is a solid album and is a must have for any fan of metal or hardcore. Highlights include "Khampa Nomads," "A Walk Thru the Woods," and "Feed on the Weak" (which has an amazing breakdown). The biggest disappointment is the fact that other than a short acoustic track, the album is only eight songs long. Like the band, the album is strong but could have lasted longer.

JFH Reader Review: Review date: 2/15/09, written by Andrew Sinift for Jesusfreakhideout.com


Listen to the new album from Breakaway Worship!

 


. Artist Info: Discography
. Record Label: Flicker Records
. Album length: 9 tracks: 40 minutes, 44 seconds
. Street Date: February 24, 2004
. Buy It: Amazon.com

  1. Khampa Nomads
  2. A Walk Thru The Woods
  3. War Within
  4. A Call To The Martyrs
  5. Feed On The Weak
  6. Beneath The Shadows
  7. Brides's Last Kiss
  8. Todd
  9. Acoustic

 

 

go to main Album review page
go to Album review archive

 


(JFH Sponsor Spot)

 

 

           
Listen to the new album from Breakaway Worship!

Search JFH




This Friday, September 24, 2021
Bethel Music Homecoming (Live) [Bethel]
Citizens The Joy Of Being Together [Integrity]
for KING & COUNTRY For God Is With Us - Single [Curb/Word]
Jonathan McReynolds & Mali Music Jonny x Mali: Live in LA (Stereo) - EP [Life Room Label]
Leigh Nash The Tide, Vol. 1 - EP [Visionary]
Brian Reith Now Is Not Forever "Reimagined" (independent)
Switch Better View, Part I - EP [Essential Worship]
Thrive Worship Let's Have Church EP [Integrity]
Chris Tomlin Emmanuel: Christmas Songs Of Worship [Capitol CMG]


Next Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Smalltown Poets NWxSE [Friendly City]


Next Friday, October 1, 2021
Caroline Cobb A King & His Kindness [Integrity]
Jon Foreman Roll Tape: Live From Melody League Studios (independent)
Gaither Vocal Band All Heaven & Nature Sing [Gaither]
Brandon Heath Human Nature (Acoustic Version) - Single [Centricity]
Mat Kearney January Flower (Deluxe Edition) [Tomorrow]
MŌRIAH Trust - Single [Cathedral]
Newsboys Stand [Capitol CMG]
Relent Heavy [Rockfest]
Anne Wilson My Jesus (Live from Nashville) EP (CD) [Capitol CMG]

For all release dates, click here!
 



Listen to the new single by Katie Lighty!




Listen to the new album from KAINA!