Greg Pratt

Hall of Fame Countdown: Carcass’s “Necroticism – Descanting the Insalubrious”

November 7, 2019

Ranking the songs on Carcass‘s Hall of Fame-inducted blasterpiece Necroticism – Descanting the Insalubrious from least awesome to most awesome.

Matt Harvey of Exhumed’s Top Five Favorite Old-School Horror Movies

October 31, 2019

Exhumed‘s Matt Harvey gives us his five favorite old-school horror flicks, to celebrate Halloween and the band’s new album, Horror.

Video Premiere: Pinko – ‘Spit on the House’

October 25, 2019

San Antonio’s Pinko get noisy with their rock in this new song/video.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Grayson Stewart of Norma Jean

October 24, 2019

To celebrate the release of their new album, All Hail, we caught up with Grayson Stewart of Norma Jean to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Die Choking Dish the Dirt on Bitcoin, Airways, Extra Strings

October 17, 2019

Catching up with Philly grind crew Die Choking to talk cryptocurrency and their new album, IV.

The Five Dark Descent Releases that Mean the Most to Owner Matt Calvert

October 10, 2019

To celebrate Dark Descent Records’ 10th anniversary, we caught up with owner Matt Calvert to find out what five DD releases mean the most to him.

Retrospective: Benümb’s “Soul of the Martyr”

October 3, 2019

Looking back on Benümb‘s 1998 debut, a gloriously unhinged document of power violence and grindcore.

Primitive Origins: Blue Cheer’s “Vincebus Eruptum”

September 26, 2019

Is Blue Cheer‘s Vincebus Eruptum the first metal record? We dive deep to figure it out.

Hall of Fame Countdown: The Accüsed’s “More Fun than an Open Casket Funeral!”

September 12, 2019

Ranking the songs on The Accüsed’s Hall of Fame-inducted 1989 album More Fun than an Open Casket Funeral! from worst to best.

Retrospective: Toxodeth’s “Mysteries about Life and Death”

September 5, 2019

Looking back on Toxodeth‘s 1990 disasterpiece Mysteries about Life and Death.

Album Review: Sacred Reich – ‘Awakening’

August 23, 2019

The first new Sacred Reich LP since 1996 might actually be their best album yet.

Objection Overruled: Accept’s Albums from Worst to Best

August 22, 2019

In which we rank Accept‘s albums from worst to best.

Primitive Origins: Randy Holden’s “Population II”

August 8, 2019

Re-examining how Randy Holden foreshadowed Eyehategod’s down and dirty sludge in 1969 on Population II.

Retrospective: Mare’s “Mare”

August 1, 2019

Mare showed the world how experimental sludge and post-metal should be done with their only release, 2004’s self-titled EP.

Full Album Stream: Illyrian – ‘The Entity, Unknown’

July 25, 2019

Calgary’s Illryian are dropping their second album of razor-sharp thrash tomorrow, and we’ve got a stream of it for you today.

Primitive Origins: New Trolls’ “UT”

July 18, 2019

Re-examining New Trolls’ 1972 prog-rock odyssey UT.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Sacred Reich’s “Heal”

July 11, 2019

Looking back and justifying Sacred Reich‘s underrated 1996 album Heal, which doesn’t really sound like what you remember it sounding like.

Five More Times Megadeth Just Absolutely Killed It

July 4, 2019

To show our support for Dave Mustaine kicking cancer’s ass, we present to you Five More Times Megadeth Just Absolutely Killed It.

Cutting Room Floor: Avail “Over the James” Hall of Fame extras

June 27, 2019

To celebrate our recent Hall of Fame induction of Avail‘s Over the James, here’s some unused outtakes from our interviews with the band members for the HOF story.

Primitive Origins: Epitaph’s “Epitaph”

June 20, 2019

Does Epitaph’s debut album, from 1971, live up to its ’91-DM cover art? We dig deep to find out.

Five Thrash Covers We Wish Never Happened

June 13, 2019

There were a lot of bad covers back in thrash’s heyday. Here are five of the worst offenders.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Stephen Brodsky of Cave In

June 6, 2019

To celebrate the release of Cave In‘s new album, Final Transmission, we caught up with vocalist/guitarist Stephen Brodsky to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Avail – “Over the James”

May 30, 2019

Avail’s melodic hardcore classic Over the James enters the Decibel Hall of Fame.

Retrospective: His Hero Is Gone’s “Monuments to Thieves”

May 23, 2019

Revisiting the brilliant bleak hellscape of crust apocalypse that is His Hero Is Gone‘s 1997 album Monuments to Thieves.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Dave Bland of Full of Hell

May 16, 2019

To celebrate the release of Full of Hell’s new album, Weeping Choir, we caught up with drummer Dave Bland to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Track Premiere: Mission of Christ – ‘Crypts of Darkness’

May 13, 2019

Head back in time with this exclusive premiere of a song from Mission of Christ‘s upcoming Silence in Grave archival release.