Demonic rasps and bellows, rapid-fire kick drum, high- and low-register guitar acrobatics - metalcore is an especially relentless permutation of music's most punishing genre. Few bands do it better than The Black Dahlia Murder, the Michigan marauders who'll headline The Bluestone this Thursday.

Demonic rasps and bellows, rapid-fire kick drum, high- and low-register guitar acrobatics - metalcore is an especially relentless permutation of music's most punishing genre. Few bands do it better than The Black Dahlia Murder, the Michigan marauders who'll headline The Bluestone this Thursday.

All Shall Perish and Cannabis Corpse will also contribute to the brutality.