Guitar riffs/patterns/solos/techniques are essential elements in a band’s making in a way that the band can have a total style orientation if any guitarist replaces another!
I was personally afraid that,after John K leaves TBDM, the band might fail to keep up to what they’ve always been up to especially when they released their 2009 album this fast, but I was surely wrong, why?
Ryan Knight! Former guitarist of Arsis, known for being one of the world’s most inhuman guitarists, with his technical twists that resulted a fusion between modern death metal and extreme progression (For more, please listen to We are the Nightmare 2008 release by Arsis and enjoy bowing down).
After John K left TBDM, Ryan Knight also leaves Arsis to join The Black Dahlia Murder…and bring forth the latest EXCELLENT TBDM release , Deflorate.
In order to have a simple explanation of why i used EXCELLENT to describe the new release, read the following:
1- Still the same old fuck-like grim band with their unique EVIL deathcore riffs and inhumanly vocals that keep you from settling down on a chair!
2 – Despite the fact that John K (which is behind the ultimate GRIMNESS of TBDM) the band had a great success striking down with one of the grimmest Melodic death metal / deathcore releases of all time. So basically , allow me to say that amongst all other deathcore/melodic death metal bands, The Black Dahlia Murder are the most unique ones keeping away all labels or critics from pushing them up back to the commercial surface!
3- In a progressive matter, all the way from their Debut album till their latest release, TBDM’s infamous drumlines are getting wilder and harder not to forget how unique and solid they sound!