Rapture have only been around since 2014 and Persevere (ep) is their second ep, following the release of Trials in 2015, which On the Attack records released and in conjunction with the band made it a free release. Coincidentally, it is still available that way on the band’s and label’s Bandcamp sites. Coming from Los Angeles and playing hardcore, one can’t help but think of bands like Terror, who not surprisingly is listed as an artists they like. Fitting with their Christian outlook, the band also lists some well-known Christian hardcore bands as well including Sleeping Giant, Dynasty, and xDeathstarx, and lyrically the band covers the ongoing struggle against sin and challenge to walk the Christian path, all the while through the hardcore voice that can simultaneously inspire and lift spirits as well as serve as a light in the darkness.
Hardcore giants Rapture from Los Angeles, California, just released their sophomore release “Persevere” from OnTheAttack Records. This album is a fresh jolt of the band’s signature old-school hardcore style featuring hooks, thunderous beats, and massive breakdowns. Persevere is bold in the band’s Christian faith, and offers heartfelt solutions to the troubles of the world. Musically unique, yet standing on the shoulders of bands like Terror, Sleeping Giant and Comeback Kid.
Digital copies are available through iTunes and physical CDs of “Persevere” is available through the OnTheAttack webstore.