Mordant Rapture are a band from San Jose, California that plays a very symphonic and technical mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their 2018 ep "The Abnegation" which will be released in July by The Artisan Era.
Tragic sounding keyboards start off the album and also gives the songs a symphonic feeling when they are mixed in with the heavier sections of the music while the vocals are a mixture of black metal screams and death metal growls along with the solos and leads also being done in a very technical style.
When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with some spoken word parts also being used briefly as well as the riffs also bringing in a great amount of melody and at times the music also gets very brutal.
Mordant Rapture plays a musical style that takes symphonic black metal and mixes it with technical death metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and philosophical themes.
In my opinion Mordant Rapture are a very great sounding symphonic and technical mixture of black and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Withered" and "Natal Trophies". 8 out of 10.