The Black Dahlia Murder is rapidly garnering the same type of praise, though the music's not as initially off-putting as Soilent Green's. TBDM play fairly straight-forward death metal, featuring one of the best vocalists around. Trevor Strnad has two voices: a high-pitched, almost black-metal screech, and a guttural, post-hardcore roar. He switches from one to the other bewilderingly fast, and when he's backed up by the band's powerful riffs and blasting rhythms, it makes their debut CD, Unhallowed, one of the metal highlights of 2003.
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