|Studio album by The Black Dahlia Murder|
|Released||September 15, 2009|
|Genre||Melodic death metal|
|Producer||The Black Dahlia Murder, Jason Suecof, Mark Lewis|
|The Black Dahlia Murder chronology|
|Singles from Deflorate|
Deflorate is the fourth album by American metal band, The Black Dahlia Murder. Released through Metal Blade Records on September 15, 2009. It is the first release by the band to feature lead guitarist Ryan Knight.
Deflorate is the first album to feature new guitarist Ryan Knight, who replaced John Kempainen. Trevor has stated in an interview that the album has more of a "classic feel" and that the drums have more of a "live sound". Trevor has also touched on the lyrical subjects of some songs, such as "I Will Return" being about cryogenic freezing. The third track of the album, "A Selection Unnatural", was uploaded for stream on July 7, 2009 at the Revolver website. The cover art was painted by Tony Koehl. The album comes with a bonus DVD titled "We're Going Places (We've Never Been Before)" that contains tour footage from around the world as well as in-studio recording footage. A video for "Necropolis" was made available at www.revolvermag.com on September 4, 2009. Necropolis is also a free song on Tap Tap Revenge 3 and was a part of the soundtrack for the 2011 video game Saint's Row: The Third. The album reached to #43 on the Billboard 200 in one week.
According to the lyric booklet, the album's outro solo is credited to producer Jason Suecof.
All lyrics written by Trevor Strnad.
|3.||"A Selection Unnatural"||Williams, Eschbach||2:50|
|5.||"Christ Deformed"||Williams, Eschbach||3:31|
|7.||"Throne of Lunacy"||Knight, Eschbach||3:34|
|8.||"Eyes of Thousand"||Eschbach||3:13|
|9.||"That Which Erodes the Most Tender of Things"||Eschbach||3:01|
|10.||"I Will Return"||Knight, Eschbach||5:35|
- The Black Dahlia Murder
- Brian Eschbach – guitar
- Ryan Knight – guitar
- Shannon Lucas – drums
- Trevor Strnad – vocals
- Ryan Williams – bass guitar
|Chart (2009)||Peak position|
|US Billboard 200||43|
|Billboard's Top Independent Albums||5|
|Billboard's Top Hard Music Albums||4|
|HITS Top 50 Albums||50|
|Canada Billboard Charts||52|
|Top Independent Albums||3|
|Top Hard Music Albums||6|
- "The Black Dahlia Murder A Selection Unnatural (Single)". Spirit of Metal. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
- About.com review
- Allmusic review
- BBC review
- Blabbermouth review
- The Black Dahlia Murder's 'Deflorate' Cracks U.S. Top 50 - Sep. 23, 2009, Blabbermouth.net