LABEL: Metal Blade
VINYL RELEASE DATE: 1/6/2023
ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: 2005
VARIANT: Emerald Green Marbled Vinyl LP
Miasma is another chapter in the ever-twisted saga of The Black Dahlia Murder. Like the long-unsolved murder of a young Hollywood starlet that the band took its name from, The Black Dahlia Murder's appeal is visceral and dark, a terror-filled exploration of extreme sounds and vicious brutality. The Black Dahlia Murder’s 2005 sophomore full-length, Miasma, was the death-metal troublemakers’ breakthrough moment, driven by the hit music videos for singles “A Vulgar Picture” and “Statutory Ape,” both of which have amassed multi-million views on YouTube. The album might have been polarizing at the time — with some old-school death-metal fans turning up their noses at the band’s association with metalcore and at their goofy sense of humor — but today it stands as a modern classic within the genre.