The Black Dahlia Murder: Trevor Strnad (vocals); Brian Eschbach (guitar, background vocals); John Kempainen (guitar); Ryan Williams (bass guitar); Shannon Lucas (drums).
The Black Dahlia Murder play a no-bull, classicist style of thrash that gooses the old-school guitar gymnastics of Anthrax with the sizzling modern speed and charred-throat vocals of death metal. NOCTURNAL's 10 tracks whiz by in a powerful display of fleet-fingered axe-wielding from Brian Eschbach and John Kempainen, with the new rhythm section of Bart Williams and Shannon Lucas more than holding up their end of the bargain. Despite the dark imagery, shrieked and growled vocals, and unrelenting warp speed crunch, these guys sound like they're having a ton of fun doing this, and it comes through in the music.
Kerrang (Magazine) (p.47) - "[E]ach track is merciless, enhanced by Trevor Strnad's ability to sound like two totally different yet equally skilled vocalists in a single breath."