This is probably going to be a fairly short review. Why, you ask? Well, it’s a The Black Dahlia Murder album. Kind of like the AC/DC of death metal. You kind of know what you’re getting on your way in the door.
OK, maybe I’m just a cynical ass. I know there are a like of people out there that absolutely adore these guys. I find myself in the camp of folks who respect what they do, but have never really fully jumped on the bandwagon. All of their albums have good songs, but none have really ever stopped me in my tracks and made me give a hearty fist pump and yell, “Fuck yeah!”. And that’s kind of where Verminous lies (lays…lies…fuck, I don’t know which one it is, but you get the picture). As a friend of mine likes to say, “It’s fine.” It’s not bad at all, but it’s not in the upper echelon of metal either. It’s fine. There’s kind of an underworld of the rats theme going on and that’s cool.
That’s all I got.
3.5 flip flops out of 5