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Release date: 17 June 2011
Style: Melodic death metal, Metalcore

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8.2 | 181 votes

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01. A Shrine To Madness
02. Moonlight Equilibrium
03. On Stirring Seas Of Salted Blood
04. Conspiring With The Damned
05. The Window
06. Carbonized In Cruciform
07. Den Of The Picquerist
08. Malenchanments Of The Necrosphere
09. The Grave Robber's Work
10. The Raven
11. Great Burning Nullifier
12. Blood In The Ink

Review


Line-up
Trevor Strnad - vocals
Brian Eschbach - guitars
Ryan Knight - guitars
Shannon Lucas - drums
Ryan "Bart" Williams - bass


Additional info
June 17th: Europe
June 21st: North America

Staff review by
Doc Godin

Rating:
6.2
Deathcore Hybrid metalcore + melodic death metal - now there's a title that has a really negative stigma surrounding it amongst a large portion of the more discerning metal crowd. Now, normally, I'm against discarding an entire genre, but rather take my sweet time shitting on bands individually. However, considering The Black Dahlia Murder's strangle-hold on being probably the most popular band in the genre, I'm beginning to understand why people are afraid to approach deathcore metalcore + melodic death metal hybrids.

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published 14.07.2011 | Comments (94)

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J. N. - 29.04.2011 at 18:48  
  FUUUUUUUCK YEEEEEEEEEEEES!
wormdrink414 - 30.04.2011 at 12:26  
Rating: 6 Always considered TBDM a guilty pleasure. Really, they're just a pleasure. Not ground-breaking, not challenging, over-produced, but definitely passionate, and it shows (sounds) most of the time. Getting pretty excited for this.
DjentDude - 20.05.2011 at 00:49  
  If every track is as good as moonlight equilibrium then it will be the greatest album they have ever done.
Stay (sic) - 24.05.2011 at 04:05  
  Moonlight Equilibrium is Fuckin Awesome! Look Forward to A Future Tour. (;
Wretched - 03.06.2011 at 22:37  
  Brutal!
JD - 09.06.2011 at 02:48  
Rating: 9 This album is fuckin awesome, better than the previous one by far!
munson - 09.06.2011 at 07:16  
Rating: 10 OH MY GOD. THIS ALBUM. SO GOOD. Easily their best yet (and I think pretty highly of their previous efforts).
snake? snaaaake! - 09.06.2011 at 18:10  
  Has it leaked yet?
MechanisT - 09.06.2011 at 18:11  
 
Written by snake? snaaaake! on 09.06.2011 at 18:10

Has it leaked yet?


Yes.
snake? snaaaake! - 09.06.2011 at 18:13  
 
Written by MechanisT on 09.06.2011 at 18:11

Written by snake? snaaaake! on 09.06.2011 at 18:10

Has it leaked yet?


Yes.


I can't find it anywhere.
Troy Killjoy - 09.06.2011 at 18:15  
  You won't find any links on this site.
Chobo_jokeR - 13.06.2011 at 02:55  
Rating: 8
Written by munson on 09.06.2011 at 07:16

OH MY GOD. THIS ALBUM. SO GOOD. Easily their best yet (and I think pretty highly of their previous efforts).


Definitely agree. There's just so much variation to the album unlike their other releases. It has much more to offer than Deflorate did that is for sure. They kept their chaotic and crazy style, but provided a little extra to their sound on this one. The solo at the end of Blood in the Ink is pretty "mind-bottling".
The Benighted - 15.06.2011 at 21:42  
Rating: 9 Their best album yet, as well as the most varied. Ryan Knight's larger involvement with the songwriting paid off in spades.
Pyramid God - 16.06.2011 at 08:24  
  I've never been a fan but I'm listening to the album on MSN right now and I'm kinda liking it, like enough to buy it, which surprises me. Good for them.
santiagoRC - 18.06.2011 at 08:54  
Rating: 10 AMAZING!!! just that
HateSpark - 19.06.2011 at 11:17  
  Inb4 down voting .
Nzoric - 19.06.2011 at 17:44  
  This band is new to me, must say - mindblowingly good effort in Ritual. I'll need to dig down into this band later on.
Troy Killjoy - 19.06.2011 at 17:49  
 
Written by Nzoric on 19.06.2011 at 17:44

This band is new to me, must say - mindblowingly good effort in Ritual. I'll need to dig down into this band later on.

If you're new to them you might be disappointed in their earlier releases.
JD - 19.06.2011 at 21:13  
Rating: 9
Written by Nzoric on 19.06.2011 at 17:44

This band is new to me, must say - mindblowingly good effort in Ritual. I'll need to dig down into this band later on.

Noo don't listen to Troy, their earlier stuff are good specially "Nocturnal" highly recommended!
Saeed_P - 22.06.2011 at 12:39  
Rating: 10 Is totally different with all of the shitcore! and ridicules bands.
fucking awesome
JÄY - 22.06.2011 at 21:50  
Rating: 9 Pretty damn good! i hear more mdm than metalcore, in most songs
Metals Divinity - 03.07.2011 at 19:12  
Rating: 9 This is an amazing album just picked it up yesterday and i cant stop listening to it, great stuff.
Metals Divinity - 03.07.2011 at 19:23  
Rating: 9
Written by JD on 19.06.2011 at 21:13

Written by Nzoric on 19.06.2011 at 17:44

This band is new to me, must say - mindblowingly good effort in Ritual. I'll need to dig down into this band later on.

Noo don't listen to Troy, their earlier stuff are good specially "Nocturnal" highly recommended!

I agree with JD their early stuff is awesome as well i own Nocturnal and it is one of my favorite albums I own.
HitokiriNate85 - 04.07.2011 at 01:47  
  I can't believe after this long people still mention TBDM and metalcore in the same sentence. I can see where people might say that about their first couple albums, but seriously, everything from Nocturnal and on is purely death/MDM stuff.

After a bunch of listens, I don't think this tops Nocturnal, which is one of my favorite albums of all time. It's definitely just as good as Deflorate or better(though I WIll Return is my favorite song of theirs). The lyrics are just as good as always, which is saying a lot. I pretty much look forward to their lyrics as much/more than the music. Trevor pretty much destroys any band I know of when it comes to writing lyrics, and his delivery is perfect. All in all, good stuff. I'll be picking it up soon.
The Benighted - 09.07.2011 at 20:02  
Rating: 9 People are still trying to apply the 'metalcore' tag to TBDM? They've never been metalcore. It just goes to show how ignorant people are to what really classifies a genre. You don't get to look at the band members, go "oh they look like metalcore alright" and then cast them into that genre. That isn't how it works. TBDM have never had any of the requirements (chugging riffs, breakdowns, straight-edge ideology, whiny lyrics) so I just find it retarded to see people call them that like they can use it as a legitimate excuse for not liking them.
Horus - 15.07.2011 at 01:01  
Rating: 6 Dont know what genre are they, dont give a fuck if they have scene fans etc. Got the album and listened to it without any predjudice. Did not find anything outstanding nor memorable.
Marcel Hubregtse - 15.07.2011 at 02:27  
 
Written by The Benighted on 09.07.2011 at 20:02

People are still trying to apply the 'metalcore' tag to TBDM? They've never been metalcore. It just goes to show how ignorant people are to what really classifies a genre. You don't get to look at the band members, go "oh they look like metalcore alright" and then cast them into that genre. That isn't how it works. TBDM have never had any of the requirements (chugging riffs, breakdowns, straight-edge ideology, whiny lyrics) so I just find it retarded to see people call them that like they can use it as a legitimate excuse for not liking them.


They have chugging riffs and they have breakdowns as well (but then again so has thrash and old school death metal) and as for metalcore you don't straight edge ideology for that or whiny lyrics. Loads of metalcore band (I am talking about what people call metalcore nowadays which really isn't metalcore tbh) don't have those at all.
TBDM are modern day metalcore or even Gothenburg, but do NOT dare call them melodic death metal cause they don't have anything that qualifies as that.
The Benighted - 15.07.2011 at 07:54  
Rating: 9
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 15.07.2011 at 02:27

Written by The Benighted on 09.07.2011 at 20:02

People are still trying to apply the 'metalcore' tag to TBDM? They've never been metalcore. It just goes to show how ignorant people are to what really classifies a genre. You don't get to look at the band members, go "oh they look like metalcore alright" and then cast them into that genre. That isn't how it works. TBDM have never had any of the requirements (chugging riffs, breakdowns, straight-edge ideology, whiny lyrics) so I just find it retarded to see people call them that like they can use it as a legitimate excuse for not liking them.


They have chugging riffs and they have breakdowns as well (but then again so has thrash and old school death metal) and as for metalcore you don't straight edge ideology for that or whiny lyrics. Loads of metalcore band (I am talking about what people call metalcore nowadays which really isn't metalcore tbh) don't have those at all.
TBDM are modern day metalcore or even Gothenburg, but do NOT dare call them melodic death metal cause they don't have anything that qualifies as that.

I'm calling them melodic death metal. Deal with the fact that I have a differing opinion.
DjentDude - 15.07.2011 at 09:46  
  It's melodic death metal but with a NWoAHM (Lamb of God, Trivium, Shadows Fall) edge. Its death metal that is like teetering on the edge of being metalcore lol
JD - 15.07.2011 at 09:58  
Rating: 9
Written by The Benighted on 15.07.2011 at 07:54

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 15.07.2011 at 02:27

Written by The Benighted on 09.07.2011 at 20:02

People are still trying to apply the 'metalcore' tag to TBDM? They've never been metalcore. It just goes to show how ignorant people are to what really classifies a genre. You don't get to look at the band members, go "oh they look like metalcore alright" and then cast them into that genre. That isn't how it works. TBDM have never had any of the requirements (chugging riffs, breakdowns, straight-edge ideology, whiny lyrics) so I just find it retarded to see people call them that like they can use it as a legitimate excuse for not liking them.


They have chugging riffs and they have breakdowns as well (but then again so has thrash and old school death metal) and as for metalcore you don't straight edge ideology for that or whiny lyrics. Loads of metalcore band (I am talking about what people call metalcore nowadays which really isn't metalcore tbh) don't have those at all.
TBDM are modern day metalcore or even Gothenburg, but do NOT dare call them melodic death metal cause they don't have anything that qualifies as that.

I'm calling them melodic death metal. Deal with the fact that I have a differing opinion.

Well said.
Night Sight - 18.07.2011 at 13:24  
  That was the first album by them i listened to.
it didn't catch my attention anymore
but overall that was good album
BlindToNegotiate - 30.03.2012 at 23:37  
Rating: 8 I don't like deathcore. This album is awesome! I like the excessive use of dual harmonies. Song writing here has definitely shown maturity compared to past albums.
squidrick420 - 18.02.2013 at 20:58  
Rating: 10
Quote:
They have chugging riffs and they have breakdowns as well (but then again so has thrash and old school death metal) and as for metalcore you don't straight edge ideology for that or whiny lyrics. Loads of metalcore band (I am talking about what people call metalcore nowadays which really isn't metalcore tbh) don't have those at all.
TBDM are modern day metalcore or even Gothenburg, but do NOT dare call them melodic death metal cause they don't have anything that qualifies as that.


TBDM's qualifications for Melodic Death Metal: 1) it is a more melodic version of death metal. 2) TBDM follows a nearly identical formula as At The Gates. 3) Most of their influences are MDM. 4) They sound like MDM.

As for TBDM having breakdowns, they have like 3 that i know of and that is it; plus they are a completely different kind of breakdown then metalcore.
musicalkaratekid - 24.10.2013 at 18:03  
Rating: 8 It's not a massive improvement over "Deflorate", but it certainly has moments of brilliance. The best songs here in my opinion are the ones which seem to depend on melodic leads and wonderfully crafted solos, such as 'Conspiring with the damned' and 'The window'. Other highlights for me are opener 'A shrine to madness' and 'Moonlight equilibrium'. Really glad I saw the band twice after they released this album, back in early 2012.

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