The Black Dahlia Murder Songs Ranked

The Black Dahlia Murder is an American melodic death metal band from Waterford, Michigan, formed in 2001. Their name is derived from the 1947 unsolved murder of Elizabeth Short, often referred to as Black Dahlia. The band currently comprises lead vocalist Trevor Strnad, rhythm guitarist Brian Eschbach, bassist Max Lavelle, drummer Alan Cassidy, and lead guitarist Brandon Ellis. Out of the eight studio albums they have released to date, the last seven have charted on the U.S. Billboard 200, with their fifth album Ritual peaking at No. 31 in 2011, marking them as one of the most popular contemporary American extreme metal bands. Their ninth and latest album Verminous was released on April 17, 2020. Here are all of The Black Dahlia Murder songs ranked.

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10. Blood in the Ink (Ritual, 2011)

“I love every song by them and had a hard time choosing between this, Necropolis, and Everything Went Black, but this comes out on top. I love the symphonic elements. Ryan Knight’s solo in this is one of my favorites of all time. It just stands out from their other work, it’s so unique.”

9. Miasma (Miasma, 2005)

“This is the best song, The Black Dahlia Murder has. This is my favorite band and this I think is their best song. It just never quits, never really slows, but it keeps the melodic riffs throughout. Just heavy and brutal but at the same time melodically beautiful!”

8. Funeral Thirst (Unhallowed, 2003)

“The album opens with an intro in which we hear the vocalist Trevor intent on reading a text on cannibalism and then we start in bursts with the riff crushers of “Funeral Thirst”, a very apt opener that immediately makes it clear that Black Dahlia Murder really knows how to do with the tools.”

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7. Carbonized in Cruciform (Ritual, 2011)

“This is perfection! Insane drumming from Shannon that perfectly supports and enhances the melodic, yet agressive guitar riffs. Trevor’s vocal is very well harmonized with the melody and song structure. To top all that, the solo is very melodic and intricate, adding to the overall quality of the song without disrupting it.”

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6. Statutory Ape (Miasma, 2005)

“Statutory Ape” is another brutally blistering beastie that is filled with yet more tightfully fast and skillful blast beat drumming, along with more explosive, blistering, scorching riffage, plus another killer, ripping, wailing, shredding solo is also included, as well as more freaky, ballistic, hot tempered shrieks and brutal growls are also present.”

5. Moonlight Equilibrium (Ritual, 2011)

“Musically their greatest work ever, killer riff and awesome drumming plus vocals perfect, this song defines the black dahlia murder music.”

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4. Deathmask Divine (Nocturnal, 2007)

“The story and how Trevor gets in the head of Count Carl Von Coser is amazing. He finds a way to empathize with the pyschopath, along with it being from the best american blackened melodeath album of all time.”

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3. I Will Return (Deflorate, 2009)

“This album has everything that death metal fans could ask for and more. I would definitely recommend this album to anyone looking for a new and upcoming death metal band.”

2. Everything Went Black (Nocturnal, 2007)

“Everything Went Black” is a great opening track that will immediately get your blood pumping with it’s fiery, thrashing riffs, blasting drum work and demonic vocals. The guitar solo around the 1:44 mark is awesome as well.”

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1. What a Horrible Night to Have a Curse (Nocturnal, 2007)

“What a Horrible Night to Have a Curse” is another favorite on here that is highlighted by heavy, booming, thundering riffs that will just crush your bones into dust along with more fast pummeling drum blasts.”