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Band
Mordant Rapture
Title
The Abnegation
Type
LP/EP
Company
The Artisan Era
YOR
2018
Style
Death
8/29/2018 - Review by: Greg Watson
Interesting take on death metal
If you take Decapitated and throw in an orchestra, that's what you get when you crank Mordant Rapture up. The symphonic element is an interesting addition to the death metal genre and works surprisingly well. Who would have thought that classical orchestral pieces would meld nicely with pummeling guitars and growls? The music is more in the vein of Decapitated, being a bit more technical at times. Vocally it's a sort of blackened death hybrid delivery. An interesting take on death metal that does a great job holding your attention.
PERSONAL BREAKDOWN:

ENJOYMENT
3.5
MUSIC
4
VOCALS
3
PRODUCTION
3
ARTWORK
2.5
LYRICS
3


  • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
    3.5 :AVE RATING

ALL REVIEWS FOR: MORDANT RAPTURE
TITLE
DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
The Abnegation
2018
The Artisan Era
Greg Watson8/29/2018
3.5

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