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The Black Dahlia Murder's Best Albums

All of TBDM's albums are good, but here I rank them!
1The Black Dahlia Murder

Certainly not their most mature release, but every song is incredibly catchy yet still significantly brutal. Also, while these guys are not known as a technical death metal band, their shit is usually pretty hard to play on guitar, bass, drums, etc. While you can definitely still tell that this is TBDM, I think it sounds pretty different from the rest of their albums for some reason.
Also, Trevor's highs aren't annoying at all on this one.
2The Black Dahlia Murder

This album had the darkest atmosphere out of all of their albums, and even had album work done by Necrolord! The black metal influence is strong with the title track. Unfortunately, the second half of the album, while still good, is kind of dull in comparison with the first half. In other words, it gets pretty boring after repeated listens. I usually switch to a different album after "Deathmask Divine."
Also, though it's one of my favorite songs on the album, Trevor's vocals on the title track tend to be pretty annoying, and take some getting used to.
3The Black Dahlia Murder

I view this album as the transition from the sound on "Miasma" and "Nocturnal" to the sound on "Ritual." Ryan Knight makes his first appearance with TBDM, and though I don't believe he wrote very much at all, his influence is definitely present in the guitar solos. This album has some of their most well-known songs: "Necropolis" and "I Will Return." Also, this album contains some pretty brutal parts, such as the verses to "Christ Deformed."
4The Black Dahlia Murder

Though this would seem natural, I don't really view this album as a transition from "Unhallowed" to "Nocturnal," even though it is sandwiched between them. I view this album as an inferior version of "Nocturnal." It's the same exact sound, except maybe the atmosphere isn't quite as dark. Also, the artwork blows in comparison. This album is fun, which is a given considering the album artwork and song titles like "Statutory Ape." I've honestly probably listened to this TBDM album the least, but I've still listened to it at least several times.
5The Black Dahlia Murder

This is easily TBDM's most mature effort.
I first got into TBDM when they were on tour for this album. Honestly, I've heard this album a great number of times, and I've seen a lot of songs performed from it live, but this album never really caught on with me. Even though I'm sure that this wasn't their intent, it's missing that fun-factor that the rest of TBDM albums seem to have. Now,what do I mean by that? Well, despite a lot of their lyrics (think "Nocturnal"), dark atmosphere and brutality, you could still tell that TBDM didn't take themselves seriously, and had a great deal of fun while making their wonderful music. On this album, all of the above are not evident to me. Despite the number of times I've listened to it, I really have a hard time remembering most of the album.
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