Archive for the ‘lists’ Category

Czar Issues Decree: Top Five Godflesh Songs

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, lists On: Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

cz2 web

Intro-ing the full-album stream last November of the sophomore effort from Czar, No One is Alone if No One is Alive, our pals over at MetalSucks praised this ultra-power trio for "effectively straddl[ing] the line between precise tech-y metal and earthy post-hardcore" -- an apt observation we won't quibble with here. In recognition of Czar's gig opening for the legendary Godflesh at the Metro ...

Inside The Shredder’s Studio #9: Kevin Hufnagel of Gorguts, Dysrhythmia and Vaura

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

0000034545_20

Kevin Hufnagel is traveling around the country right now blowing minds with Gorguts on the Decibel tour. We thought it was a perfect time to pull him aside and learn about the riffs that shaped his shredding style. Please welcome Kevin Hufnagel to the Inside The Shredder's Studio. --- Here it is: a list of my biggest influences, in mostly chronological order. When I was asked to do this I ...

Decibrity Playlist: Iron Reagan

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Reagan1c

Sure, it's been a year since Iron Reagan dropped its debut full-length. Despite the various other commitments of its members, the band recently began a run of tour dates that will take them through April, all while wrapping up work on their sophomore LP (which, by the way, will be for Relapse). Given how much we liked Worse Than Dead (it made our top 40 of 2013) and how stoked we are about that ...

Decibrity Playlist: Fight Amp

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, March 20th, 2014

jvdfightampbootsaddle1

Last we'd heard from Fight Amp, the trio was just off a red-eye after spending 30 days last fall playing 30 shows across Europe with Black Tusk. Now that the South Jersey natives are set to hit the road yet again--a brief jaunt of seven shows in seven days--guitarist/vocalist Mike McGinnis passed along five current band's that influence him (consider it a close cousin to bassist/vocalist Jon ...

Demon Hunter Goes Extreme, Track By Track

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, lists On: Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

photo5

Looks like it's time to storm the gates of Hell again, kids. That's right. Demon Hunter returns today with Extremist, an aptly-titled album that raises all of the various and sundry elements of the band's burly signature sound to new maximal intensities before melding the whole shebang into a more cohesive, focused whole than ever before. Or, as the Demon Hunter Facebook profile prefers ...

Decibrity Playlist: Cynic

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

cynic

Just a quick listen to Cynic would reveal that Paul Masvidal and company probably have pretty eclectic musical tastes. Given that the band dropped its third full-length, Kindly Bent To Free Us, last month, the guitarist/vocalist was kind enough to pass along a medley of recent (and fairly nostalgic) listens. As he explains, "Playlists have been updated on average a weekly to biweekly basis ...

Decibrity Playlist: Melt-Banana

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Melt Banana pc Resource Graphics

Melt-Banana's last record Fetch earned a place in our top 10 of 2013. Since Kevin Stewart-Panko already asked the now duo of vocalist Yasuko "Yako" Onuki and guitarist Ichiro Agata nearly every question imaginable back in October (most importantly about their Geocities website), we weren't left with much ground that hadn't already been covered. Onuki and Agata's tunes may not be as popular in ...

Decibrity Playlist: Junius (Part 2)

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, February 20th, 2014

02-Junius-Alysse_Gafkjen2

Last week, Junius helped celebrate the upcoming release of its excellent new EP, Days of the Fallen Sun, by having half of the band--namely, frontman/guitarist Joseph E. Martinez and bassist Joel Munguia--tell us about eight records that they were listening to back when things started in 2004. Now that everyone has (hopefully) had a chance to get his or her grubby hands on the record, guitarist ...

STREAMING: Menace “To the Marrow”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, lists On: Monday, February 17th, 2014

menace_postmetal_decibel_2014

What do members of Napalm Death, DragonForce, and Hate Eternal have in common? Normally, we'd have no fucking clue, but today the members premiere a new song from the Mitch Harris-led Menace. Now, most Decibel readers know Mitch Harris. He of Napalm Death. One of the fastest grind guitarists around. But he's not shredding bar chords into oblivion with Menace. He's going the other way. The slow ...

Decibrity Playlist: Junius (Part 1)

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

SONY DSC

A few weeks ago, we premiered a track from Junius's excellent new EP, Days of the Fallen Sun. This year will not only see the release of new tunes from the quartet (in just a few days, no less), but it also marks a celebratory occasion that typically calls for diamond jewelry. Our budget here at the Deciblog isn't quite that extravagant, so instead we thought we'd let the band take over our ...