Based in San Jose, California, Mordant Rapture is a symphonic technical death metal band that combines grandiose orchestration inspired by 17th and 18th century Baroque era masters with blistering guitar work that interweaves crushing brutality with melancholic melody. These intricate compositions are driven by apocalyptic drum work and adorned with vocals that invoke the wrath of the gods by channeling the darkest depths of humanity.
Thematically, the lyrical content examines reflections on futility, dualism, Manichean psychological and spiritual struggle, and the Sisyphean journey for ineffable truths through endless dialectical purging and synthesis through negation. A requisition of the sins of the past, a reconciliation between corrupted mind and withered body, and a darkly inverted messianic call to a non-linear existence are just a few concepts featured in upcoming releases.
All of these elements are combined to create a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. Mordant Rapture is determined to push the boundaries of each member’s technical proficiency on their respective instruments and challenge preconceived notions of what it means to be a musician in the metal genre.