Archive for the ‘listen’ Category

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Introducing Incandescence

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Friday, December 6th, 2013

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It's always nice to hear bands that not only rip shit up but can also find the time and talent to compose some serious songage.  Last week, French-Canadians Incandescence dropped their debut album of rollicking black metal full of actual chops and interesting structures.  After releasing a few songs on their La Valse des Ombres EP two years ago, the duo burrowed deeper into their collective ...

J.J. Hrubovcak Saves Christmas.

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs, interviews, listen On: Thursday, December 5th, 2013

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When I was a kid, of course I loved Christmas. Gifts, food, candy, chocolate, family and friends dropping by and bringing more gifts, food, candy and chocolate, a fat man breaking into your house and not stealing shit...what's not to like? Then, during my angsty teenage-and-early-20s, I really developed a rock-solid hate-on for the holiday due to many of the same reasons I used to love it as a ...

STREAMING: Grand Magus “Triumph and Power”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Thursday, December 5th, 2013

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Grand Magus grand magister JB Christoffersson said to us recently: "Well, in heavy metal the drums are extremely important, maybe more important than many people realize. There has been a tendency in “modern” metal to focus too much on a fat guitar sound, resulting in really weak sounding or fake sounding drums. In my experience, the fat guitar sound is a result of the combination of drums ...