Archive for the ‘lists’ Category

Decibrity Playlist: Lazer/Wulf

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, August 21st, 2014

lazerwulfbennywonka3

Despite teases here and there, it's now been five long years since the last Irepress record (yes, I realize this is a Lazer/Wulf playlist--I'll get there next sentence, I promise). Given that the group is one of my favorite acts around, it's high praise that stumbling upon Lazer/Wulf has helped satiate my craving for new material. Not only did the Georgia trio put out one of the most eclectic ...

Inside The Shredder’s Studio #13: Carl Byers of Coffinworm

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Photo by Greg Cristman | www.gregCphotography.com

Since their debut When All Became None was released about four years ago critics have struggled to find a moniker that fits Coffinworm. Are they blackened crust? Doom punk? Blackened death? Blackened tilapia? After a while all of these phrases begin to sound a lot like the Applebee's menu so we'll settle with the trustworthy "excellent." Coffinworm's second album IV.I.VIII was released ...

Decibrity Playlist: Young Widows (Part 2)

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, August 14th, 2014

YoungWidows_by Amber Estes Thieneman_1 comp

Last week, we brought you the beginning of Evan Patterson's "dark country and folk" playlist. In two-and-a-half years of doing these, it's safe to say that his picks--most of which originated on 7" singles--are some of the more obscure, yet fascinating, we've encountered. While Part 1 tackled tracks from 1956 to 1963 (don't miss the fuzz on Marty Robbins' "Don't Worry"), Part 2 covers tunes ...

Decibrity Playlist: Young Widows (Part 1)

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, August 7th, 2014

YoungWidows_by Amber Estes Thieneman_1 comp

Given how well our last and only playlist from a Louisville native turned out courtesy of Coliseum's Ryan Patterson, we had high hopes for one from his brother and fellow Derby City dweller Evan. While the former focused solely on Killing Joke and caused me to listen to "Total Invasion" on repeat for months, the latter focused his energies on dark country and folk. Not surprisingly, Young ...

Decibrity Playlist: Mutilation Rites

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

MR_2014_Promo_(Credit) comp

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

14313155278_3f17e4d43e_h

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

GOATWHORE_MainGroup1_byPeterBeste-e1401379840924 cropped

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

guiltypleasures_decibel_2014

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

tumblr_n5j20hB4CC1r1jswao4_1280

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

corrosionofconformity_2014_lg

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 ...