The Black Dahlia Murder
Alcatraz Line up: 2018
It’s been exactly 15 years since this nouveau death metal band from Michigan released its debut 'Unhallowed'. The record contained 10 chunks of melodic death metal seasoned with a truckload of gripping hardcore riffs. It is this last stylistic feature of the then emerging deathcore and metalcore scenes that have caused the band to – grudgingly –carry these labels to this day. Still, sometimes small bands mature and become household names. One and a half decades later, The Black Dahlia Murder has developed into one of the mainstays of the genre. The Black Dahlia Murder have never leaned back or rested on their laurels. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. As one of the best releases of their illustrious career, last year’s ‘Nightbringers’ illustrates once again just how high these guys have raised the bar.