THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
Hailing from the murder capital of the United States, Detroit’s The Black Dahlia Murder’s aural onslaught is a veritable wall of sound encompassing 10 tracks that clock in at over 30 minutes. No strangers to the Swedish metal sound, MIASMA continues the band’s love affair of At the Gates and the like with surging guitars, siren shrilled to disturbingly growled vocals, and a flurry of drums that really accentuate the entire collection. Tracks like “A Vulgar Picture” and “Miscarriage” melodic maul your senses, while “Flies” find the quintet at its most beautifully brutal. If you appreciate the second wave of Swedish metal, as well as a relentless metal assault, MIASMA is an album to check out.