Ritual is the fifth studio album by American death metal band The Black Dahlia Murder. It was released on June 17 in Europe and on June 21 in North America via Metal Blade Records. It is the band's last record to feature Ryan "Bart" Williams on bass and Shannon Lucas on drums. The album sold 12,960 copies in the United States in its first week of release and debuted at No. 31 on the Billboard 200. The album has sold 51,000 copies in the US as of September 2015.
Ritual by The Black Dahlia Murder, released 21 June 2011 1. A Shrine to Madness 2. Moonlight Equilibrium 3. On Stirring Seas of Salted Blood 4. Conspiring With the Damned 5. The Window 6. Carbonized in Cruciform 7. Den of the Picquerist 8. Malenchanments of the Necrosphere 9. The Grave Robber's Work 10. The Raven 11. Great Burning Nullifier 12. Blood in the In. Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Purchasable with gift card.
The Black Dahlia Murder. 1. A Shrine To Madness Lyrics. 2. Moonlight Equilibrium Lyrics. 3. On Stirring Seas Of Salted Blood Lyrics.
With their fifth studio album, the Black Dahlia Murder return to working with producer Mark Lewis who lent his studio wizardry to the band’s previous album, 2009’s Deflorate. In the aptly titled On Stirring Seas of Salted Blood, his pained guttural growls sound as if he’s about to upchuck his vital organs.
The Black Dahlia Murder has gained their reputation of creating of the best melodic death metal the world has to offer which has appealed to fans all over world. They are one of the only bands out there today who is respected by both core and death metal fans all over the world (there has been a lot of fighting between the two). This is probably what made their music so successful because they weren’t just another band, they weren’t trying to make the most brutal and the most technical melodic death metal out there. Overall, I think that Ritual is The Black Dahlia Murder’s best album in their series so far. They have really gone the extra mile this time to ensure that their music is the best it can be. Ritual has much more to offer than its predecessors, there are awesome guitar riffs, kickass guitar solos, uplifting and darker atmosphere and a smooth flowing musical structure.