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BREWTAL TRUTH: Drink This Now!

By: adem Posted in: featured, liver failure On: Friday, December 13th, 2013

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It was as easy to predict as the Seattle Mariners' annual late-spring implosion: Decibel's Top 100 Black Metal Albums of All Time caused some consternation amongst black metal fans. Shocking. This is, however, a crowd not hard to provoke. They seem edgy, a little overly serious and prone to interhole-induced fits of rage. Which makes some sense based on the music that speaks to them. After all, ...

Throw Me a Frickin’ Label Hack: Oslo’s Shevils

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Friday, December 13th, 2013

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There's always been a hardcore softspot in Decibel's metallic heart for the raw and the punk.  This writer admits to rarely getting stoked for such sounds, often preferring to hear artfully concocted studio recordings and leave the unkempt, wild fury on the stage where it's most powerful.  But somehow Norway's Shevils buried into these ears and convinced them to keep listening.  The sound is ...

My Awesome Day Job x 2. The Extended Andrew Carter Interview.

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs, interviews On: Thursday, December 12th, 2013

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Andrew Carter. Who the hell is Andrew Carter? Well, if you ever want/need anyone to blame for giving me a start in the world of (ahem) "professional music journalism," you can blame him as he was one of the principals who gave me my first paying gig at Terrorizer some 16+ years ago back when he was assistant editor. Since then, he's worked in many capacities in the music biz: writer, journalist, ...

Decibrity Playlist: Wolvserpent

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, December 12th, 2013

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Wolvserpent was busy on the road in support of its recently released sophomore LP Perigaea Antahkarana, but it was guitarist/vocalist/keyboardist Blake Green's other job that made him wary of even taking the time to put together a playlist for us. We'll let the man himself explain the side effects--which, fortunately for us, he was able to get past--of his latter gig: "When I was first invited ...

Watership Down: Stream the new RABBITS collection

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

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Like bizarre stuff? Like cool covers of hardcore classics? Then you will dig our full album stream of Singles, Other Shit from Portland's RABBITS. Take a listen below and then read the "virtual" liner notes compiled for your friends at Decibel. You can check our RABBITS on Facebook and pick up a copy from Eolian Empire. RABBITS has been a band for about 10 years (our first show was in ...

Sucker For Punishment: Thanks For Give Us Such Emotions

By: Adrien Begrand Posted in: featured, uncategorized On: Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

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I’m not going to apologize for liking Nightwish. I might be only a small handful of Decibel writers willing to endorse the garish symphonic strains of the Finnish band (hi, Jeff Treppel), but I remain steadfast. Besides, for all the emphasis on extreme metal, isn’t Nightwish’s use of operatic melodies extreme? I’d even say that Wishmaster took metal into territories of bombast that nobody ...

TRACK PREMIERE: Graveborne’s “Tiesi Päähän”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

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Graveborne have clearly studied at least 75% of the albums in our Top 100 Black Metal Albums of All Time Special Issue. Also, they are from Finland. That should give you a pretty good idea of what to expect when you click the Soundcloud link below. Still, it's really, really good black metal, the sort that has enough filth to scare your parents/pets but enough melody to keep things from getting ...

Exclusive: Backtrack Premiere

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

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The upcoming Backtrack record Lost In Life is a pretty damn awesome slab of modern NYHC and Decibel has the honor of premiering one of the best tracks in this space this morning. Check it out below then go preorder the whole album here. [Photo via Daniel Jeavons ...

Chicago doom titans Indian stream new track from forthcoming album, From All Purity

By: jonathan.horsley Posted in: breaking newz, featured, listen On: Monday, December 9th, 2013

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Well folks, it is the holiday season; what with the temperatures falling and nights closing in, and even the walls closing in, too, it's officially the most miserable time of the year. Respite is in short supply. Hard liquor and pharmaceuticals can only do so much. But, step away from the shotgun, there's a hefty new LP from Indian dropping on January 21st that is sure to complement winter's ...

STREAMING: Malevolence “Antithetical”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, December 9th, 2013

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The last time Portugal's Malevolence released a full-length President Bill Clinton was still basking in acquittal glow for semenizing Monica Lewinsky. If Lewinsky (or the scandal name "Tailgate") don't ring a bell, well, you're probably too young. Of course, we don't expect you to recall Malevolence, whose Martyrialized full-length ultimately got lost in the melodic death metal shuffle 15 years ...