Ritual

Ritual

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by The Black Dahlia Murder
     
 

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Rising above the predictable black din of contemporary death metal can be a formidable task, but Michigan-based melodic death rockers the Black Dahlia Murder manage to do just that on their fifth studio album, the relentless and rewarding Ritual. Employing a lethal mix of old-school American thrash, Scandinavian black metal, Carcass-eraSee more details below

Overview

Rising above the predictable black din of contemporary death metal can be a formidable task, but Michigan-based melodic death rockers the Black Dahlia Murder manage to do just that on their fifth studio album, the relentless and rewarding Ritual. Employing a lethal mix of old-school American thrash, Scandinavian black metal, Carcass-era grindcore, and classic dual-lead power metal, Ritual roars in like a runaway train and leaves the listener in pieces. Stand-out cuts like "Moonlight Equilibrium," "The Window," "Carbonized in Cruciform," and "Blood in the Ink" may borrow cues from like-minded outfits such as Protest the Hero, Unearth, and At the Gates, but the sheer stamina, unpretentious delivery, and attention to detail (pinpointed bursts of vocal flange, Iron Maiden-worthy staccato leads, and breakdowns that actually feel necessary) is pure Black Dahlia firing on all cylinders. It's the band's most impressive outing to date, and easily one of the best metal albums of 2011.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/21/2011
Label:
Metal Blade
UPC:
0039841499629
catalogNumber:
14996
Rank:
36207

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Performance Credits

Black Dahlia Murder   Primary Artist
Brian Eschbach   Guitar
Eric Hoegemeyer   Piano
Trevor Strnad   Vocals
Shannon Lucas   Drums
John-Paul Norpoth   Strings
Jannina Norpoth   Strings
Ryan Williams   Bass
Ryan Knight   Guitar

Technical Credits

Alan Douches   Mastering
Brian Slagel   Executive Producer
Black Dahlia Murder   Composer,Producer
Trevor Strnad   Composer,Lyricist
Jason Suecof   Producer,Engineer
Matthew Woods   Live Sound
Mark Lewis   Producer,Engineer
Kelli Malella   Publicity
Ej Johantgen   Management
Valnoir   Artwork
Patrick Uhlmann   Guitar Techician,Drum Technician,Backline Technician

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