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Top 5 New Releases (Q1) Not In Decibel’s February Issue

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, lists On: Monday, January 19th, 2015

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** Our February 2015 (HERE) issue features a fantastic expose on the upcoming releases of 2015. Here's five crucial releases by killer bands that weren't part of our list. 5. Hate - Crusade:Zero Hate are viewed as underlings to the kingdom Vader built, but over recent years the Warsaw-based trio have come into their own. There's still plenty of "Polish" in their sound---overly tight rhythm ...

Top 5 Dissection Clones

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, lists On: Monday, January 12th, 2015

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5. Bane Originally from Serbia but now located in Canada, death/black metallers Bane (possible connection to album title Storm of the Light’s Bane, but none to the Massachusetts-based hardcore band of the same name) take only the fastest, brutalist, sickest moments in Dissection’s oeuvre for the The Acausal Fire album. Actually, that’s not true, Bane are well versed in Nödtveidt-styled ...

Inside The Shredder’s Studio #15: Jeremy Wagner (Take 2)

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists, uncategorized On: Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

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Broken Hope's Jeremy Wagner sat down with us beginning last week for his four-part shredder's studio. Here is the second installment from the death metal veteran turned author. We'll be running the final two takes at a time to be revealed in 2015. --- Savatage: Sirens (title track) (1983) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOKbqfzD6rc The guitar work of Criss Oliva is godlike — same ...

Inside The Shredder’s Studio #15: Jeremy Wagner (Take 1)

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

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When you invite a a published novelist to the shredder's studio expect a narrative. Such was the case with death metal veteran and Broken Hope founder Jeremy Wagner. Not only did Mr. Wagner visit the shredder's studio -- he provided your host with a near novella on the riffs that shaped him in chronological order. So, we'll be cataloging Mr. Wagner's lengthy sit down -- we'll just need to do it ...

Decibrity Playlist: Primordial

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, December 11th, 2014

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Primordial dropped its eighth LP late last month, another stellar entry in an already impressive oeuvre. To celebrate, frontman Alan Averill (aka A.A. Nemtheanga) sent us a playlist that, as he describes, "might be something a little different." After perusing his picks, it's hard to disagree. We'll let him take it from here: "I always think too hard about lists, I think it's the rainman in me ...

Synthtracks: Contact Playlist, Part 2: AE Paterra/Majeure

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: exclusive, featured, listen, lists On: Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

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Because synthesizers are awesome, and movie soundtracks are awesome, we asked the duo of British film composer Paul Lawler and American drummer AE Paterra (Zombi/Majeure), collectively known as Contact, to put together a playlist for us with their favorite soundtrack tunes and some words on each. This week, we have Paterra's picks; click here to check out Lawler's. Not exactly metal, sure, but ...

Top 5 Unlikely Anathema (Doom Metal Phase) Songs

By: Chris D. Posted in: gnarly one-offs, listen, lists On: Monday, November 17th, 2014

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** Decibel's Top 100 Doom Metal Album of All Time issue is available now (HERE). So inspired by England's place on the map (OK, list) and equally inspired by Anathema's early catalog inclusion, I wanted to Top 5 songs that aren't on Last.fm lists, have been spurned by Anathema (no remake of "Suicide Veil"?), or have been ignored by doom metallers old and young for whatever reason. Enjoy the ...

Decibrity Playlist: Broughton’s Rules

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs, listen, lists On: Friday, November 14th, 2014

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** Broughton's Rules are from Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh is on the western side of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It's a former rustbelt city that's experienced a rennaisance in recent memory. Its citizens are no-bullshit and its music, espeically Broughton's Rules, follow a similar mindset. Well, Broughton's Rules (formed out of the ashes of instrumental wonderkids Don Caballero) aren't terribly ...

Decibrity Playlist: Giant Squid (Part 2)

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, November 13th, 2014

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Last week, we brought you the first part of Aaron John Gregory's "epic love letter to music." When he left off, Giant Squid's vocalist/guitarist was in some baby cephalopod bands (The Pedestrians and The Connection) and listening to tons of Subhumans and Citizen Fish. Now, of course, the Californians have a fantastic new record out that you can pick up here (after you finish reading his ...

Synthtracks: Contact Playlist, Part 1: Paul Lawler

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: exclusive, featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

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Because synthesizers are awesome, and movie soundtracks are awesome, we asked the duo of British film composer Paul Lawler and American drummer AE Pattera (Zombi/Majeure), collectively known as Contact, to put together a playlist for us with their favorite soundtrack tunes and some words on each. This week, we have Lawler's picks; check back next week for Pattera's. Not exactly metal, sure, but ...