RIYLAt The Gates
Lamb of God
2. Funeral Thirst
3. Elder Misanthropy
5. When the Last Grave Has Emptied
6. Thy Horror Cosmic
7. The Blackest Incarnation
8. Hymn for the Wretched
9. Closed Casket Requiem
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My, what a surprise. Ominous grumbles as the opening track to a metal album, complete with distorted, unintelligible gibberish in the background. Sure, a bit typical, but after that lameass intro, the album really takes off.
Combining driving drum beats and riffs that are slightly less distorted than typical metal with higher-pitched screams and yowls with true death metal vocals is a definite winning combination that The Black Dahlia Murder seem to have down. Cracked that safe in no time, really.
And how could a metal album be complete without a few solos thrown in for good measure? That’s right, it just wouldn’t be. Fortunately, this disc has them in a high enough quantity to keep the long-hairs happy.
The real disappointment with this album is that it ends so abruptly. It just flies by, then the next thing you know, it’s over. So, guys, how about a longer album next time? And also, stop with this make-up/break-up bullshit. Other than that, no complaints.