At first glance, it might appear that Northwest quartet Uada rose from virtually nowhere to claim a prominent seat the USBM table. But as the band’s first-ever cover story details, main composers Jake Superchi and James Sloan have been making music with comparatively obscure black metal acts for, in some cases, well over two decades. But even without the kvlt pedigree, the superb melodic black metal of Uada’s forthcoming third LP, Djinn, is worthy of our your undivided attention at worst, and complete worship at best. As is the Hall of Fame feature on Baroness‘s breakout Red Album and the in-depth review of Napalm Death‘s near flawless, five-years-in-the-making album Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism. It’s all part of our 16th-anniversary issue, which is available now in limited quantities so, pick up one today before they’re gone for good!
Note: Deluxe subscribers will notice that there is no flexi disc in the October issue (No. 192) of Decibel. COVID-19 cases at the plant where the flexis are pressed temporarily halted all vinyl production. As a result, we were unable to press DB118 in time to be included in this issue.
The November issue of Decibel (No. 193) will now include TWO flexi discs (DB118 and DB119). We apologize for the inconvenience.