The Black Dahlia Murder
Abysmal


4.0
excellent

Review

by Hawks USER (96 Reviews)
September 19th, 2015 | 362 replies


Release Date: 09/18/2015 | Tracklist

Review Summary: The Black Dahlia Murder adds another gem to their already consistent discography.

Ever since the year 2003, The Black Dahlia Murder has been showing how modern melodic death metal is supposed to sound. Bringing influences from bands such as At the Gates and Carcass while also adding their own "American" sound to the scene. Let's be honest, melodic death metal isn't a genre that's actually thriving as a whole nowadays, but these guys have been a constant staple and one of the forerunners for over a decade and they don't plan on letting up any time soon.

Abysmal is their most recent outting, and while the guys in The Black Dahlia Murder don't throw you any curveballs, they really don't have to. Trevor's signature vocals are obviously the most distinguishable aspect of the band. Throat piercing high pitched screams mixed with sinister death growls are what we've come to expect. But honestly, Trevor has gotten even better over the years, something some metal vocalists can't say for themselves. Another thing that these guys never fail to do is create some damn catchy riffs. Once again, drawing a lot of influence from At the Gates in that aspect. These guys have a certain way of using melody and making it sound ultra dark. The Black Dahlia Murder aren't an "atmospheric" band by any means, but they definitely know how to give off a really evil sounding vibe and they've always been able to do that.

Overall, Abysmal is another excellent addition to the band's discography. Like I said before, these guys just seem to get better with age. Every member of the band is on top of their game here, and while they might never top Nocturnal, they don't need to try because they're still extremely talented at what they do. A lot of people shun them because of their early core influences, but if you're one of those people you're missing out on, in my opinion, one of the very top melodic death metal bands around today.



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Hawks
September 19th 2015


60822 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Short write up. Album slays. m/

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Tunaboy45
September 19th 2015


16570 Comments


FUCKIN HAWKS!!!

Hawks
September 19th 2015


60822 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

m/ m/ m/

Lord(e)Po)))ts
September 19th 2015


39664 Comments


pleb band

Ryus
September 19th 2015


16509 Comments


appropriate album title

Hawks
September 19th 2015


60822 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Sup Potsy bro?

KILL
September 19th 2015


81232 Comments


pleb AS FUCK band

bloc
September 19th 2015


52228 Comments


Hmm, interesting to see how "late" these reviews are coming in haha

Band has been doing pretty much the same thing since they started but they execute it really well. Solid shit right here.

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Hawks
September 19th 2015


60822 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Agreed Bloc.

Tunaboy45
September 19th 2015


16570 Comments


I think they're the modern Cannibal Corpse but give it 20 years and we'll see

KILL
September 19th 2015


81232 Comments


hawks dude this is melo dm lite jam some abducted with me m/

Gameofmetal
Staff Reviewer
September 19th 2015


10387 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

might review this, not sure

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Hawks
September 19th 2015


60822 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I love this band Kill bro I can't help it. m/

Relinquished
September 19th 2015


38241 Comments


this is an abysmal review

Hawks
September 19th 2015


60822 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Awwww come on Wolfe. ;]

Tunaboy45
September 19th 2015


16570 Comments


rule one of naming your album is that you don't call it abysmal

Hawks
September 19th 2015


60822 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

They're about on the same level Futures. I might dig this a little more.

Relinquished
September 19th 2015


38241 Comments


like literally lol hawks good review

Hawks
September 19th 2015


60822 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thanks bro. m/

MistaCrave
September 19th 2015


2487 Comments


Awesome review m/
Never got too into these guys myself, but I definitely have lots of respect for em.



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