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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 ...

Decibrity Playlist: Giant Squid (Part 1)

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, November 6th, 2014

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Giant Squid's debut LP, Metridium Fields, was re-recorded in the very early days of Decibel and we've been following the group's musical trajectory ever since. Fortunately, the band is still going strong, having released a new album at the end of October. While guitarist/vocalist Aaron John Gregory described the record as a "giant love letter to the Mediterranean and specifically Bronze-age ...

Decibrity Playlist: Bastard Feast

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, October 30th, 2014

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We have a lot of love for Bastard Feast around these parts. Adrien Begrand lauded the band's latest album, Osculum Infame, in his Sucker for Punishment column, Dan Lake interviewed the quintet earlier this summer and the Oregonians snagged a local spot opening for Carcass and company on this year's Decibel tour. Now with the group set to hit the road for a month starting tomorrow, guitarist ...

A Very Heavy Halloween: The Banner Rises From Its Grave

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, lists On: Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

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Shadowy metallic hardcore antiheroes The Banner are set to return this December with Greying, the long-awaited full-length follow-up to 2008 crusher Frailty. In honor of the band's imminent resurrection and well-known affection for the horrific aesthetic, Decibel requested and received the following Halloween week list of frontman JSS' Top Five Risings From the Dead... 1. Altered Beast ...

Decibrity Playlist: Encoffination

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

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As previously expressed in these pages, the concept behind the new Encoffination record is "the glorification of death: an offering to the embodiment of death’s creation, and to sing the wretched hymns of death’s omnipresence, to kneel to death’s crown as we all shall fall under death’s eventual grasp...If the last record were a tool to teach about death, this record is that creation." ...

Decibrity Playlist: Obituary

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, October 16th, 2014

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When Obituary returned in 2005 with Frozen In Time--at that point, its first album in eight years--Decibel was still in its infancy. Fast forward to today, and we're about to throw two tenth anniversary shows on Saturday night while the death metal legends are about to drop their ninth studio effort, the long-time coming Inked In Blood, later this month. Even though they won't be in NYC this ...