Forrest Pitts

Fallow Heart: Ordre Mortel

September 27, 2019

Drop in on a little pillow talk with Fallow Heart and Brazilian Black Metal dream-weaver Salqiu

Fallow Heart: Gemini One: Blunt Body Theory

August 30, 2019

Come exist above the threshold of consciousness with German doom duo Gemini One.

Fallow Heart: Heavy Meta Part 6: Extreme Closure

August 16, 2019

We conclude our mammoth “Heavy Meta” series with a look at the direct impact of Decibel‘s own review of a Winterfylleth album on the artist himself.

Album Review: Cerebral Rot – ‘Odious Decent Into Decay’

August 5, 2019

Northwest death metallers deliver a twisted reeking mass of repulsive decay — and we LOVE it.

Fallow Heart: Heavy Meta Part 5: The Penultimate Revenge!

August 2, 2019

In the fifth installment on our Heavy Meta series, metal journalists Jeff Wagner, Ula Gehret, Joseph Schafer, Daniel Lake and Adem Tepedelen return for another round of heavy metal record review questioning.

Fallow Heart: Heavy Meta Part 4 (Voivod, Crowbar & Monstrance on Album Reviews)

July 19, 2019

In the fourth installment on our Heavy Meta series, Forrest Pitts examines album reviews from the artists’ perspective.

Fallow Heart: Heavy Meta Intermezzo and Sculptured

July 8, 2019

And, now, over 2,500 words on Sculptured, the recently-revived prog death project of former Agalloch axeman Don Anderson

Fallow Heart: Heavy Meta Part 3 (The Decibel Writer Roundtable)

June 21, 2019

In the latest installment of his Heavy Meta series, Forrest Pitts discusses the mechanics of the heavy metal record review with Decibel contributors Joseph Schafer, Daniel Lake and Adem Tepedelen.

Album Review: Memoriam – ‘Requiem for Mankind’

June 19, 2019

Former Bolt Thrower and current Benediction members return with their third LP in as many years.

Fallow Heart: Heavy Meta Part 2 (With Barney Greenway)

June 7, 2019

Napalm Death frontman Barney Greenway discusses the mechanics and ethics of a heavy metal record review.

Fallow Heart: Heavy Meta Part 1

May 31, 2019

Longtime metal journalists Jeff Wagner and Ula Gehret go deep on the mechanics of the heavy metal record review.

Fallow Heart: The Mechanics and Ethics of Album Reviews

May 17, 2019

Sizing up a review’s target relates far more to spirit than to ethics.

Fallow Heart: Conquer Divide

May 3, 2019

Forrest Pitts offers a little friendly and philosophical advice for a struggling metalcore band,

Fallow Heart: Inner Self (Part II)

April 19, 2019

Decibel contributor Forrest Pitts continues to ruminate on the inner self.

Fallow Heart: I Think, Therefore I Ectovoid

April 5, 2019

Taking a deeper look at the process of writing a review.

Fallow Heart: Everyone’s a Critic

March 22, 2019

It’s a long way to the top if you wanna… write about extreme metal?

Fallow Heart: Opeth and a Meditation on Hero Worship

March 8, 2019

Decibel contributor Forrest Pitts reflects on Opeth‘s farsightedness and ability to manipulate our collective imagination.

Fallow Heart: Hardcore (Sur)Realities

March 1, 2019

Decibel contributor Forrest Pitts considers the lessons he learned from hardcore.

Fallow Heart: Approaching Metal From an ‘Armchair-Buddhist’ Perspective

February 22, 2019

In his new column, Decibel contributor Forrest Pitts presents a capsized field guide for anyone taking life one step at time.

Interview: Voivod Guitarist, Composer Daniel ‘Chewy’ Mongrain on Joining His Favorite Band

April 17, 2018

A lengthy interview with Voivod guitarist/composer Chewy, Piggy’s successor and longtime Voivod fan.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Machine Head “The Burning Red”

May 18, 2015

Okay, before we step into the ring, fair warning: This is going to be some bare-knuckles shit. Go ahead and tighten up your gut.