There is something innately enjoyable about The Black Dahlia Murder. Essentially taking all of the best bits of bands like At The Gates and adding extra speed and bite with some deeper vocals, this is the absolute best that Melodic Death Metal has to offer the world. And the offering is goooood!
One of the things that like most about this band is the combination of good songwriting, good solos, and just good energy. This is the closest you can probably come to “happy” extreme music without being ridiculous. It’s not “happy” music of course; it has a dark edge and it has bite, but the energy is there in spades and it’s sometimes hard to stay still when listening to them!
Having said all of this though it’s important to remember that although this is a great album, they have released better in the past. That should not diminish this album at all of course; it just means that whatever they do next could be even better as they continue to develop and refine their sound. Until then I’ll be listening along and thrashing out!
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