What "-core" sound are you guys talking about? The Black Dahlia Murder is Melodic Death Metal through and through. For some reason the internet metal nerds are convinced that it is cool to hate on them, but if their music had come from europe everyone would be riding there dicks pretty hard.
Well, I have never heard them to sound that way. Just my humble opinion. I think it may be shared by many also. I still like em. Actually to me their sound is almost progressive death metal. That is my point, that they have taken the whole thing in a very special direction. No one sounds like them. If they end up being modern melodic death metal, I'm fine with calling them that. This talk makes me want to break out my early BDM CDs if I can find em. They are talented and young and have an entire history to create in metal. I'm hoping this new album is the best ever. They seem to be moving in a powerful direction.