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Decibrity Playlist: Mutilation Rites

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, July 31st, 2014

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Mutilation Rites' last record, Empyrean, landed on our top 40 records of 2012. To these ears, however, the group's new LP tops that effort and so we've been playing it on a near daily basis since it dropped last week (Daniel Lake also streamed the whole thing here earlier this month). Since the Brooklynites just finished up an East Coast jaunt, we figured we'd check in with bassist Ryan Jones ...

Decibrity Playlist: Misery Index

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, July 24th, 2014

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Misery Index is no stranger to these playlists. In fact, we were in the midst of winter 2013 when bassist/vocalist Jason Netherton regaled us with "bleak tunes that recall those snowbound blizzards from yesteryear." This time around, guitarist Mark Kloeppel went in a totally different direction to get you in the know about "hard" jams. We'll let him take things from here: "'Hard' is a special ...

Decibrity Playlist: Goatwhore

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, July 17th, 2014

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For the past decade or so, Goatwhore has been one band that you can count on to put out quality release after quality release. The quartet's latest LP is yet another um, merciless, entry in its oeuvre. So to celebrate both the recent release of Constricting Rage of the Merciless and the start of the NOLA natives' run alongside Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus and others on this year's Summer Slaughter ...

Top 5 Metal Songs We Hate To Admit We Like

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, lists On: Monday, July 14th, 2014

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Every metalhead has a few skeletons in their respective closet. And by skeletons, we mean musical skeletons not anything particularly untoward or, possibly, illegal. Growing up first on pop music, then on cock rock, and then with thrash, death, black, and every fucking sub-genre (and sub-sub-genre) offshoot, it's pretty easy to see and hear where extreme metal fails to scratch---traditional ...

Decibrity Playlist: North

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

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I first read about North via Catherine Yates' review of What You Were back in 2008, but it wasn't until I perused our Managing Editor's writeup of the record in that year's top 40 that I thankfully got around to listening. Even though it's been a while since then, once you've read last year's interview with guitarist Matt Mutterperl, all I really need to tell you about what the Arizonians have ...

Inside The Shredder’s Studio #12: Woody Weatherman of COC

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, interviews, lists On: Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

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Woody Weatherman of Corrosion of Conformity has influenced generations of shredders. His career has spanned many phases: the massively influential crossover albums, their unexpected commercial run in the '90s and the return of the old school lineup in recent years. COC remains as relevant as ever and just released their new record IX. Mr. Weatherman sat down to tell us about the riffs that ...

Decibrity Playlist: Tombs

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, June 26th, 2014

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In case you can't remember that far back, Tombs' last record, Path of Totality, was our top album of 2011. Fast forward three years, and the band's latest release appears to have garnered near-universal acclaim since it dropped earlier this month. So it's only fitting that guitarist/vocalist Mike Hill's playlist focuses on something that, in one way or another, most people have experienced. As ...

Decibel’s Top 5 Thrash Metal Logos

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, lists On: Monday, June 23rd, 2014

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5. Sabbat Brit thrashers Sabbat were among a select few to come from the island to have made a genuine impact. To this very day, Dreamweaver remains singular. The group’s logo also has similar import. Like most thrash metal logos, it’s readable at a distance yet it has an edge to it. Each letter in Sabbat has a purpose. The way the “S” zigs, the points at the top of the “B” stems, ...

Decibrity Playlist: Sadgiqacea

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, June 19th, 2014

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For Fred Grabosky and Evan Void, the dudes behind Philadelphia-based Sadgiqacea, music is only one, albeit rather large, part of their lives. Each is also into art as Grabosky is a freelance illustrator (drawing and inking) while Void, when not also playing in Hivelords and Ominous Black, tattoos at Living Out Loud Tattoo in Lindenwold, NJ (shout out to PATCO). While it's been a little over a ...

Decibrity Playlist: The Atlas Moth

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, June 12th, 2014

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The Atlas Moth's new record is one of my favorites so far this year. But, as you've probably heard by now, the artwork and packaging--two things that some bands still care about--is something to admire in and of itself. So vocalist/guitarist Stavros Giannopoulos was kind enough to tell us about some other albums whose covers and packaging he backs. You can also glean some pretty insightful and ...