Archive for the ‘listen’ Category

Metal Noam: Heavy Music + Heavy Politics = Killer EP

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Monday, January 13th, 2014

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Just as there are many roads that lead to metal (adolescent anger, an ear for complex music, etc.), there are multiple avenues by which a curious mind might encounter Noam Chomsky, one of our era's great-thinking heavy hitters.  Students of linguistic theory will certainly encounter his work, which in the middle of the last century incited something of a revolution in our understanding of the ...

STREAMING: The Unguided “Carnal Genesis”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Friday, January 10th, 2014

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The Unguided's previous album, Hell Frost, was the product of ex-Sonic Syndicate members Richard and Roger Sjunnesson venturing away from the sway of record companies and their malignant henchmen. Meeting favorable reviews--largely in Europe--The Unguided took off, pulling the sounds of Soilwork, Killswitch Engage, and Scar Symmetry and making them distinct and memorable. Some three years ...

From the Shuman Vault: Sweden’s (defunct) Necroplasma

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, listen On: Friday, January 10th, 2014

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In the interest of spangling your frost-still hibernation cave with the bloodiest of icicles this winter, we bring your attention to yet another bleak polar vortex that should scratch your hate-itch just fine. Starting in 1996, Swedish spike-sporters Necroplasma vomited forth a steady stream of demos, splits and a pair of full-length records, all of which espoused the orthodox blast-n-churn of ...

Decibrity Playlist: Alcest

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, January 9th, 2014

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The last time I saw Alcest live was March 2012. Neige and company headlined a show at Brooklyn's Public Assembly (a more fitting setting for them than opening for Enslaved at the Gramercy Theater) and brought along Deafheaven and Vaura. Given the creative leaps both of those openers have made since then with their respective 2013 full-lengths, the prospect of where one of France's finest ...

Bongs and Blood: Stream the new Cannabis Corpse / Ghoul split

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

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Readers might already have a heads up on the new Cannabis Corpse album From Wisdom To Baked, due this spring (if not check out the studio short in our February issue). The band also has a "joint" project with Ghoul that's out now on Tankcrimes. Stream the entire Splatterhash split below and order it here. Also revel in the artwork, which a week into 2014 is already on the shortlist for best ...

TRACK PREMIERE: Waldgeflüster’s “Mit welchen Fesseln”

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

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Apparently Waldgeflüster means "Whispering Forest" in German, which isn't actually an inaccurate description – well, until the black metal part kicks in, and then I guess it's more of a shrieking forest. The solo project of the dude who calls himself Winterherz, Waldgeflüster weaves together black metal and pastoral neo-folk in an unexpectedly organic way. There may still be screaming and ...

Ode From A Backstabber

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

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Following up a Kamikaze Mission is a no small challenge, but M.I.A., the decade-in-the-making barn burner of a comeback record from reconfigured/reborn Backstabbers Inc, proves a gloriously triumphant gut-check collection of anthemic dark hardcore -- not to mention a helluva way to kick off the new year! Decibel is proud to present an exclusive stream of one of the tracks below as well as a ...

What Happened To Charmand Grimloch?

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs, listen On: Monday, January 6th, 2014

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Charmand Grimloch (aka Joachim Rygg) was, at one time, black metal's preeminent keyboard player. His stints with Emperor as a session player propelled him to heights unknown. Well, his black metal solo project Tartaros produced notoriety, but nothing on the scale of what he accomplished by coat tailing Ihsahn and the boys. After Tartaros went into obscurity before the millennium, one wondered ...

Prog-Death ‘Til You Drop with Exist’s New Sunlight

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, free, interviews, listen On: Friday, January 3rd, 2014

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Back in May, the Deciblog allowed me the space to gush a little about Death To All frontman and Cynic tour buddy Max Phelps, who I’ve known a little bit since seeing his band Exist play in several low-key Maryland venues.  At the end of 2010, Exist recorded and released their In Mirrors EP, and now, after more than a year of on-and-off preparation, have completed this version of the band’s ...

Decibrity Playlist: East of the Wall

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

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East of the Wall dropped its fourth full-length a little over two months ago. But just because we're a little late getting around to praising Redaction Artifacts doesn't mean that we don't hold a special place in our grim hearts for the New Jersey quintet, one that's been ensconced there since The Postman Syndrome's 2002 magnum opus Terraforming. So we were stoked when guitarist/vocalist Matt ...