After releasing the high-profile and widely loved 2018 death metal albums from Augury and Inferi, rising label The Artisan Era is ready to unleash even more quality death metal upon the masses. Enter recent signees Mordant Rapture, a San Jose-based group delivering powerful symphonic heavy technical death metal. The band's debut EP "The Abnegation" will be released on July 13th. Pre-order the EP now over here.
The band teamed up with Toilet Ov Hell for the first single "Quell the Voiceless," which you can check out at this location, or even more conveniently via the lyric video in the player above. "The Abnegation" is a five-song whirlwind of symphonic and blackened technical death metal influenced by the grandiose nature of film scores and also by groups such as Spawn of Possession, Emperor, Necrophagist, and Dissection. Active since 2013, The Abnegation will be the group's first release, due in part to Mordant Rapture laboring for years writing and re-inventing itself until the band was satisfied with songs considered top-notch.
The track listing and artwork can be found here:
1. Unsightly Beast 2. Withered 3. A Plea Above Ashes 4. Quell the Voiceless 5. Natal Trophies