Greg Pratt

Fight Fire with Fire: ‘Human 2.0’ vs. ‘The Inalienable Dreamless’

May 28, 2020

It’s Nasum‘s Human 2.0 vs. Discordance Axis‘s The Inalienable Dreamless in the ultimate modern grindcore showdown.

Primitive Origins: Highway Robbery’s ‘For Love or Money’

May 21, 2020

Re-examining Highway Robbery‘s only album, 1972’s For Love or Money.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Sergio Amalfitano of AcxDC

May 14, 2020

To celebrate the release of Satan Is King, the new record from power-violence-grinding punks ACxDC, we caught up with vocalist Sergio Amalfitano to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Album Premiere: Dumb Waiter – ‘Tsk’

May 13, 2020

Richmond, Virginia instrumental noise/experimental/math rock freakies Dumb Waiter are no stranger to the weird. But on their fourth album, Tsk, the band has only dived deeper into the strange.

Premiere: Frayle’s ‘Behind the Doom’ Mini-Documentary

May 1, 2020

Get doomed by watching Frayle’s new mini-doc, Behind the Doom, which we’re premiering today.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Peter Wiwczarek of Vader

April 30, 2020

To celebrate the release of Vader’s new album, Solitude in Madness, we caught up with vocalist/guitarist Peter Wiwczarek to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Primitive Origins: Suck’s ‘Time to Suck’

April 23, 2020

Revisiting South Africa’s Suck and their only release, 1970’s Time to Suck.

Track Premiere: Western Addiction – “Lurchers”

April 20, 2020

Check out a new song from San Francisco hardcore ragers Western Addiction, taken from their upcoming album Frail Bray.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Corrosion of Conformity’s ‘Blind’

April 16, 2020

Ranking the songs on Corrosion of Conformity‘s Hall of Fame-inducted classic Blind from worst to best.

The Lazarus Pit: Venom’s ‘Metal Black’

April 9, 2020

Looking back on Venom’s underrated 2006 album Metal Black.

Fight Fire with Fire: ‘We Are the Romans’ vs. ‘Calculating Infinity’

April 2, 2020

Botch‘s We Are the Romans and The Dillinger Escape Plan‘s Calculating Infinity go head to head in the ultimate metalcore showdown.

The Lazarus Pit: The Great Deceiver’s ‘A Venom Well Designed’

March 19, 2020

Looking back on The Great Deceiver‘s underrated debut, A Venom Well Designed.

David Vincent and Joel McIver Talk ‘I Am Morbid’ Biography

February 20, 2020

Catching up with extreme metal legend David Vincent to talk about his new book, I Am Morbid.

Primitive Origins: Astaroth’s “Satanispiritus/Lady of the Moon”

February 13, 2020

Looking into the mystery of Detroit’s Astaroth and their 1968 (or 1975, maybe) single Satanispiritus/Lady of the Moon.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Kirk Windstein

February 6, 2020

To celebrate the release of Crowbar‘s Kirk Windstein’s first solo album, Dream in Motion, we caught up with the sludge king to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Fight Fire with Fire: ‘Heartwork’ vs. ‘Slaughter of the Soul’

January 30, 2020

Pitting Heartwork against Slaughter of the Soul to find out once and for all which is the better album.

Read an Exclusive Excerpt from ‘Doomed to Fail’ and an Interview With Author JJ Anselmi

January 16, 2020

Read our interview with Doomed to Fail author JJ Anselmi as well as an exclusive excerpt from the book.

The Lazarus Pit: ZnöWhite’s All Hail to Thee

January 9, 2020

We explain why ZnöWhite‘s 1984 debut, All Hail to Thee, absolutely rules in the return of The Lazarus Pit.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Tragedy’s “Tragedy”

January 2, 2020

Ranking the songs on Tragedy’s self-titled Hall of Fame-inducted album from worst to best.

Decibel Apple Music Playlists to Continue to Stream Extreme Extremity in 2020

December 19, 2019

Decibel will continue to drop two playlists a week on Apple Music in 2020.

Extreme Archaeology: Primitive Origins’ Top Five Proto-Metal Discoveries of 2019

December 12, 2019

Remembering the five best, and heaviest, proto-metal songs we discussed in Primitive Origins this year.

Primitive Origins: High Tide’s “Sea Shanties”

November 14, 2019

Re-examining High Tide’s 1969 proto-metal-with-violin record Sea Shanties.

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.