The Black Dahlia Murder - Verminous
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Based on 4 reviews
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Based on 43 ratings
2020 Ratings: #377
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April 17, 2020 / Release Date
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Y'know, I really appreciate The Black Dahlia Murder. They're not one of my favorite metal bands but every time they drop a new record, I know I can expect some solid, enjoyable, intense melodic death metal. Personally, I don't find them to be particularly amazing, but they're a group that know their strengths and they don't disappoint. Gotta respect that consistency.
Nothing to see here. This is exactly what you would and SHOULD expect from an album from The Black Dahlia Murder. Nothing wrong with it. Nothing especially RIGHT either.

Rating: 6/10
The Black Dahlia Murder release a new album metal album. Cool!

I had no idea this was coming, so this was a pleasant surprise. Really glad TBDM put out something new, because oddly enough, I had rediscovered the band earlier this year and listened to a few tracks I used to like in high school. Seeing a new album got me excited, so I decided to check it out and analyze it, as usual.

Now, I did enjoy this album, especially on first listen. It sounded just like old TBDM to me, which my ears ... read more
Yes let me bask in yet another successful TBDM record. This was a lot of fun to listen to and I predicted they would attempt to outdo themselves. Which I think they have, it's heavy, raw, and a continuous ride accompanied with fantastical instrument synergy. Give it a listen if you've been looking for some good Death Metal.
Metal is a genre as saturated as mainstream pop. Especially death metal.
The guitars are pretty good, but it's hard to really appreciate it under a muddy wall of sound.
Anyway, I'm not a huge fan of death metal, so maybe it's just me.
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Track List

  1. Verminous
  2. Godlessly
  3. Removal of the Oaken Stake
  4. Child of Night
  5. Sunless Empire
  6. The Leather Apron's Scorn
  7. How Very Dead
  8. The Wereworm's Feast
  9. A Womb in Dark Chrysalis (Interlude)
  10. Dawn of Rats
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Added on: February 4, 2020