Galesburg/Monmouth, Illinois is the first place you think of when you think of blackened melodic death metal, isn’t it. But, since 2004, AHTDU has been playing just that. I have seen the band numerous times & even been to a few shows with members of the band in the crowd or playing with other bands, like the southern rock The Comancheros. This is some true headbanging stuff so if you get a chance, check them out live. The band is also cool enough to post videos on YouTube of bass & guitar playthroughs if you’re interested like me. Another tidbit is IVM’s Taylor C’s review snippet for the band’s Omen release is totally on their Wikipedia page! I had a hard time picking between this SOTD, Cloven Hoof Hava Nagila or their cover of satan, your kingdom must come down.