Abysmal

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Abysmal
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 18, 2015
GenreMelodic death metal
Length37:07
LabelMetal Blade
ProducerMark Lewis, Ryan "Bart" Williams
The Black Dahlia Murder chronology
Everblack
(2013)
Abysmal
(2015)
Nightbringers
(2017)
Singles from Abysmal
  1. "Vlad, Son of the Dragon"
    Released: June 24, 2015[1]
  2. "Receipt"
    Released: July 22, 2015[2]
  3. "Threat Level No. 3"
    Released: August 19, 2015[3]
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
About.com4/5 stars[4]
AllMusic4/5 stars[5]
Sputnikmusic4/5 stars[6]

Abysmal is the seventh studio album by American death metal band The Black Dahlia Murder. It was released on September 18, 2015 through Metal Blade Records.[7] It was produced by Mark Lewis, who also produced The Black Dahlia Murder's albums Deflorate and Ritual, and the band's former bassist Ryan Williams, who also produced their preceding album Everblack.[8] It is the band's final album to feature guitarist Ryan Knight before his departure in February 2016.[9]

Release history[edit]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics by Trevor Strnad except 'Der Ton' by Brian Eschbach. All music written by The Black Dahlia Murder

No.TitleLength
1."Receipt"4:02
2."Vlad, Son of the Dragon"2:56
3."Abysmal"3:41
4."Re-Faced"3:50
5."Threat Level No. 3"3:46
6."The Fog"3:50
7."Stygiophobic"3:14
8."Asylum"3:38
9."The Advent"3:41
10."That Cannot Die Which Eternally Is Dead"4:29
Total length:37:07

Personnel[edit]

The Black Dahlia Murder
  • Trevor Strnad – lead vocals
  • Brian Eschbach – guitars, backing vocals
  • Ryan Knight – guitars
  • Max Lavelle – bass
  • Alan Cassidy – drums
Additional personnel
  • Mitch McGugan - violin
  • Rhianon Lock and Rachel Dawson - cello
  • Bertie Anderson - classical vocals on "Vlad, Son of the Dragon"
Production
  • Mark Lewis – production, engineering, recording, mixing
  • Ryan "Bart" Williams – recording, engineering
  • Daemorph – artwork

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[10] 126
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[11] 113
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[12] 66
US Billboard 200[13] 45
US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)[14] 8
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[15] 15

References[edit]

  1. ^ "THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER: New Song 'Vlad, Son Of The Dragon' Available For Streaming". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved August 23, 2015.
  2. ^ "The Black Dahlia Murder Urge You Not to Forget Your "Receipt"". MetalSucks. Retrieved August 23, 2015.
  3. ^ "THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER: New Song 'Threat Level Number Three' Available For Streaming". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved August 23, 2015.
  4. ^ Benson, Schuler. "The Black Dahlia Murder - Abysmal Review". About.com. Retrieved September 2, 2015.
  5. ^ Jurek, Thom. "The Black Dahlia Murder – Abysmal". AllMusic. Retrieved September 24, 2015.
  6. ^ "The Black Dahlia Murder – Abysmal". Sputnikmusic. September 19, 2015. Retrieved September 24, 2015.
  7. ^ "THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER To Release 'Abysmal' Album In September". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved August 23, 2015.
  8. ^ "Vlad, Son of the Dragon". The Black Dahlia Murder on Facebook. June 24, 2015. Retrieved August 20, 2015.
  9. ^ "THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER To Perform Entire 'Unhallowed' Album; Band Announces Split With RYAN KNIGHT, unconfirmed sources state his split with the band is due in part to Trevor's recent weight gain. However this growth in size is said to be contributed to his consumption of human souls". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved February 8, 2016.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – The Black Dahlia Murder – Abysmal" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – The Black Dahlia Murder – Abysmal" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  12. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  13. ^ "The Black Dahlia Murder Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved September 29, 2015.
  14. ^ "The Black Dahlia Murder Chart History (Top Hard Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 29, 2015.
  15. ^ "The Black Dahlia Murder Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 29, 2015.