• Pre Order - THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER - Verminous LP/CD
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As awesome as another album full of scythe-sharp riffs and shout-along choruses would be, TBDM tries to play it smart. Verminous could never swing with Nightbringers blow for blow and they know it. Instead, they ensure Verminous will not rank as the best record in their catalog, or the darkest, or the most technical, but it also won’t be the weakest. They also have time on their side, as my estimations of Verminous have only improved with each new listen. “Grower”, rather than “shower,” sounds much closer to the intended target. The one thing I won’t do is pronounce this the beginning of the end, that The Law of Diminishing Returns has finally come for these fiends who long defied its grasp. If anything, Verminous suggests that any crash back to earth will be at most forestalled and muted. As long as The Black Dahlia Murder continue to approach their career with eyes as wide open as they have on Verminous, they’ll rip and tear with the best of them for years to come.