Everblack - The Black Dahlia Murder
Everblack Image
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics What's this?

User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jun 26, 2013
    80
    In a way, the Black Dahlia Murder have figured out how to create a new sound not by innovation, but invitation, welcoming bits and pieces from all over the metal world to make something exciting and exhilarating.
  2. Jun 26, 2013
    70
    Everblack won't disappoint anyone looking to hear TBDM do what they've always done. [Jul 2013, p.96]
  3. Jul 1, 2013
    70
    From start to finish, this record has the straight-ahead hardcore sound of Sick of It All combined with the sophisticated structure and guitar work of the best that the genre has to offer.
  4. Jun 26, 2013
    60
    While the half-tempo sections and increasingly unique guitar solos differentiate this material from that of the past, Everblack ultimately falls under the shadow of its predecessor.
  5. Jun 26, 2013
    60
    It's far from bad. Sadly, though, Everblack's also far from The Black Dahlia Murder at their best. [8 Jun 2013, p.54]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jul 12, 2013
    7
    I was excited to listen to this album since I've been a huge BDM fan every since Ryan Knight took the position of lead guitarist and churned out amazing lead guitar on almost every track on Deflorate and Ritual. I was slightly disappointed that Everblack did not top Ritual in terms of the technicality and energy Deflorate had, and what Ritual completely mastered. Also this record would seem to fall short to its predecessor, I enjoyed the fact that the band has taken a different approach to their sound, taken the tried and true, in your face, blisteringly fast riffs and solos, and bringing it back a step to give us a more melodic, but darker sound. All in all the Everblack is unable to top Ritual, but the change in their sound gives us different aspects of the band that we can look forward to in the future. Expand