As Trevor Strnad (vocalist) and I had talked about in our interview, The Black Dahlia Murder are able to do something that a lot of death metal bands really aren’t able to do: incorporate melody into their songs. Which sounds strange, considering that track titles like “Abysmal”, “Vlad, Son of the Dragon”, “Sygiophobic”, “Asylum”, and “That Cannot Die Which Eternally Is Dead” make up their new album, in addition to an album cover that looks like something out of a Dante Aligheri fever dream.
But Abysmal, the newest effort from the melodic death metal outfit is a force to be reckoned with. More furious, pulsating, and relentless than previous releases, Abysmal is a record about Hell. While it’s not a concept album, the idea of Hell is interlaced throughout the lyrics of the album’s scorching ten tracks, leaving very little room to take a breather. From the second the first track “Receipt” begins, you’re pulled in and there’s really no turning back, in an incredibly enticing way.
This has been another Shameless Promotion.