Too often, Christian contemporary music is homogenized by a specific set of chord progressions, using some very predictable instruments and effects - which is why it risks all sounding the same. Not so with Martin. His sound is raw and retro. Blues rock, swamp rock, soul, garage rock, roots with electronics are all words that try to describe Martin’s genre. But in reality, it’s probably a combination of them all. His musical style definitely fills a genre void in contemporary Christian music.
His new release ‘Behold the Man’ breaks free of Christian musical tradition choosing not to compromise on a bespoke musical style to fit the mold. ‘Behold the Man’ continues Martin's artistic strategy of delivering big themed lyrics via a thoroughly enjoyable and intense musical experience. Thought provoking lyrics, gutsy lead vocals, driving drums, soaring backing vocals and some clever electronics awaits the listener.