Many iconoclastic and unorthodox moons ago, we announced our collaboration with f.y.e. for the Decibel Meter, a monthly collection of titles to help keep CD/vinyl shelves up to date with the latest extreme titles from all across the metal landscape. This month’s collection coincides with the September 2019 issue, featuring Batushka on the cover, and while controversy around Batushka/Батюшка continues, this list avoids either one, because, let’s be honest, you’re probably sick of that by now, right?
Sure to catch the eye right away are the deluxe reissues of four albums by a classic band who has nothing to do with robes, Eastern Orthodox practices, or black metal schisms: Iron Maiden. If Fear of the Dark, The X Factor, Virtual XI, and Brave New World are missing from your collection (and seriously, what collection is complete without Maiden?) these deluxe reissues are a great time to restock. For anyone looking to preserve that perfect-for-a-sunny-afternoon vibe, other summer grabs include Torche’s Admission and Sabaton’s The Great War.
For those looking for something a bit heavier, also included in this month’s list are the new releases from dB favorite All Out War, Crawl Among the Filth, and Thy Art is Murder’s Human Target. Or, for something with a bit more of a beatdown, Knocked Loose’s A Different Shade of Blue was recently picked for Decibel’s album of the week.
For the vinyl junkies, this month’s fye exclusives include the aforementioned Human Target in red with black splatter, and ahead of the release of Rob Zombie’s new film 3 From Hell, the original soundtracks from House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects in orange with red swirl and white with red splatter, respectively.
Regardless of where you land on the ‘tushkatroversy, you can check out the full list here, or to skip the shipping and get these (plus many other non-Eastern Orthodox related) titles immediately, head straight to the nearest f.y.e location.