The Black Dahlia Murder Unveil Another New Song From Into The Everblack
The Black Dahlia Murder are a band that are quite often unfairly lumped in with the metalcore crowd. Because of their youth and tendency to hang around in that scene, they became associated with it, causing many “legit” metalheads to foolishly shun them. The Black Dahlia Murder have always been more sonically tied to melodic death metal and with their 2011 release Ritual they proved themselves in that arena by promptly knocking everyone’s socks off and proving their dissenters wrong.
Now, they have another new album coming very soon and what we’ve heard from it so far has us very excited. The band unveiled the title track last month with “Into The Everblack” and it was a storming melodic death metal number that delivered a swift kick to the nether regions. For those that need reminding, check that out below:
Now, they’ve uncovered a second song from the album, pleasantly titled “Raped in Hatred by Vines of Thorn”, which sounds really fucking painful.
For those of you that are familiar with pop culture, you may be aware that this song is more than a passing reference to Sam Raimi‘s classic horror film, Evil Dead, more specifically, the notorious scene involving a woman being raped by a tree.
Trevor Stmad, the band’s vocalist has this to say about the new song:
“I remember the first time I saw Evil Dead… It was at my friend’s birthday party in 7th grade. It was recommended by the same older sister that had gotten us all into punk and heavy metal music…so we knew we were in for the real deal. The movie scared the unholy 13-year-old shit out of us… We were terrified. I remember the possessions really affecting me…the way the people would contort and writhe was disturbing. The possessed had that awful way that they sounded when they spoke and howled…pretty insane as well. The vine rape scene was intense… I love the idea of the forest coming alive…so much so that I wrote a song about it many years later.”
This song is without a doubt, bloody excellent. Their melodic death metal roots (ha!) are displayed in full force here and their riff construction is incredibly powerful. This already blows the title track out of the water and that was pretty damn good in itself. Stmad is a great vocalist, with a very impressive range.
Take a listen to the song below, and for a laugh, consider following along with the lyrics:
Dense dark forest dismal fog a spectral force perverts these woods flight prevails frantic escape the unearthly horrors at each turn they wait wandering roots they creak and move slithering toward what mortal life intrudes terrified eyes opened wide ensnare her flailing limbs to the earth they are tightly tied raped in hatred by vines of thorn by the evil dead to ribbons ripped and torn raped in hatred by vines of thorn pierced from within her child is skewered unborn raped in hatred by vines of thorn twisted in halves in this gruesome tug-of-war raped in hatred by vines of thorn flora possessed suckling the gore untamed kudzu green cocoon inside her flesh their food death prevails gnarled roots entwine syphon the marrows from her splintered spine animate trees shuffle their roots gathering around this late night rendezvous murderous orgy in full bloom her screams they cut the fog this night on sheer terror the seedlings thrive raped in hatred by vines of thorn behold the wrath of the necromicon raped in hatred by vines of thorn lancing her womb the child inside is gorged raped in hatred by vines of thorn broken in two entwined within the growth raped in hatred by vines of thorn necrotized demonic spores you brought this all unto yourselves should not have tampered with this hell opening the book your last mistake these haunted woods shall be thine grave raped in hatred by vines of thorn by the evil dead to ribbons ripped and torn raped in hatred by vines of thorn pierced from within her child is skewered unborn raped in hatred by vines of thorn twisted in halves in this gruesome tug-of-war raped in hatred by vines of thorn flora possessed suckling the gore