Lingua Ignota Dominates the Cover of Decibel’s September Issue

Kristin Hayter’s Lingua Ignota broke through the underground two years ago with Caligula, a deeply innovative record combining elements of both classical and extreme music, which rightfully ranked as the album-of-the-year runner-up on Decibel’s Top 40 Albums of 2019 list. The vocalist and multi-instrumentalist’s new album, Sinner Get Ready, might sound more traditional at first, but a deeper inspection — one provided by Justin M. Norton in this month’s Decibel cover story — reveals a painfully raw portrait of suffering that’s approximately a billion times heavier than some dude brandishing a sword in the woods.

A long overdue Hall of Fame induction for NYC trailblazers Candiria, via their now 20-year-old 300 Percent Density game-changer, and brand new death metal crusher from west coast buzz battalion Ripped to Shreds, “燒冥紙 (Sacrificial Fire)” which, of course, is exclusive to the Decibel Flexi Series, anchor one of the most eclectic issues of Decibel in some time. Grab a copy of the September 2021 issue now and feed your pretty little head.