Archive for the ‘listen’ Category

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 ...

Decibrity Playlist: Drugs of Faith

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, December 5th, 2013

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We presume they had some turkey and stuffing, but Drugs of Faith also celebrated Thanksgiving week by releasing the four-track EP Architectural Failures. The effort--the trio's first since 2011's Corroded full-length--is hopefully just a taste of what's to come as the Virginians are set to drop their next LP in 2014. In the meantime, vocalist/guitarist Richard Johnson (who appeared with Pig ...

STREAMING: Immortal Bird’s “Akrasia”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

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As an avowed rodent partisan, I must confess to a certain dislike of our fine feathered friends – or, as I like to call them, sky vermin. And one that lives forever? Parrots already live for over a century; that's quite long enough already (sorry, Waldo). Despite their questionable name, though, Immortal Bird – the band – are much more appealing than their airborne brethren… well, to a ...

STREAMING: The Lion’s Daughter — “Gods Much More Terrible”

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

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Chances are you are already buzzed -- it's one of the biggest nights for the bar business in the country. Either that or you are slaving away in the kitchen preparing food that your in-laws will quickly scarf and won't appreciate. So, we don't expect much of your time and attention on the Deciblog this pre-Thanksgiving Wednesday. We do have something worthy of your ears, though. Spin a track ...

Chris Reifert Opens Up A Violation Wound

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

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Living extreme music legend Chris Reifert is set to unleash a brand new band christened Violation Wound upon the world and Decibel has both the exclusive scoop as well as streams of two tracks from the upcoming album. So without further ado... So talk to me a little bit about origins -- how long has Violation Wound been percolating? We first got together around beginning of June this ...

Mitochondrion post demo track “Writhen unto Abraxas”, and it’s pretty gnarly

By: jonathan.horsley Posted in: breaking newz, featured, listen, videos On: Monday, November 25th, 2013

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The Internet is the darnest thing. One minute you could be sifting YouTube to harvest bootlegged footage of metal dudes on cooking shows, the next you could be jamming a new track from band whose oeuvre is every bit as esoteric an experience as seeing Marty Friedman on a Japanese cookery show. Maybe there is a cosmic link between the two; after all, Friedman was Megadeth’s one-time master ...

Label Hack Update: New EP from Theatre Nocturne

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, listen On: Friday, November 22nd, 2013

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Back in May, we were floored by the savage stylings of Theatre Nocturne and their Anhedonia EP.  The band returns in January to release a new 6-song stomach unsettler, entitled Depictions of Life and Death.  Theatre Nocturne, through their vocalist Justin Foley, have this to say about the new work: "Depictions of Life and Death tells the story of a cleansing, a purification, decadent ...