Mortal, Jerome Fontamillas and Jyro Xhan, were among the first to blend Industrial music with their Christian faith. I was a junior in High School when their album Lusis came out on Intense Records. It was an instant favorite, and still is. While the band experimented with hard rock on the album Wake, in the end they formed Fold Zandura as their primary rock outlet and returned Mortal back to Industrial with the album Pura.
Their last album to date, Nu-En-Jin, is probably their best work.
It was released on Tooth and Nail Records, and contains two remixes from Lusis – The Word is Alive and Mytho X.
These guys had a huge impact on my music and young adult ears. (Yes, I said ears, not years.)
If you don’t know who they are, you really should go check them out. If I had to say who their early influencers were, I would guess Skinny Puppy.
My secret is God, my might and strength, my Father who lives.