June 16, 2022 Greg Pratt
Get your proto-metal on with this exclusive full-album premiere of Randy Holden
May 19, 2022 Greg Pratt
Come to Grief guitarist Terry Savastano talks about the songs he recently picked for a guest-curated Decibel Apple Music playlist.
March 24, 2022 Greg Pratt
Diving into Lucifer’s Friend’s 1970 self-titled debut to see if the proto-metal holds up.
March 10, 2022 Greg Pratt
Catching up with M. of Pestilength to find out what five heavy albums changed the mystery man’s life.
February 24, 2022 Greg Pratt
Bring on the good cops; bring on the bad cops! It’s an early aughts metalcore face-off as we pit Shadows Fall‘s Of One Blood against God Forbid‘s Determination.
February 17, 2022 Greg Pratt
Justifying Corrosion of Conformity‘s divisive rawk and roller America’s Volume Dealer.
February 10, 2022 Greg Pratt
To celebrate the release of the Nightmare Frontier EP, we got Abysmal Dawn vocalist/guitarist Charles Elliott to mosh us through the five heavy albums that changed his life.
February 3, 2022 Greg Pratt
We caught up with Voivod bassist Dominic “Rocky” Laroche to find out what five heavy albums changed his life. To Morgoth! (Not the band!)
January 20, 2022 Greg Pratt
It’s a 1989 hair metal showdown with the second albums from L.A. Guns and Faster Pussycat duking it out.
January 13, 2022 Greg Pratt
Getting into the mind of Mizmor‘s A.L.N. to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.
January 6, 2022 Greg Pratt
Diving into Zior’s second album, early-’70’s kinda-proto-stoner Every Inch a Man.
December 16, 2021 Greg Pratt
Diving into T2’s 1970 prog-rock debut It’ll All Work Out in Boomland.
December 9, 2021 Greg Pratt
It’s the ultimate mainstream breakthrough showdown as we pair off Metallica‘s self-titled album and Megadeth‘s Countdown to Extinction in today’s Fight Fire With Fire.
December 2, 2021 Greg Pratt
Looking back on Massacre‘s forgotten groove-metal flop Promise and, well, trying to justify it, anyway.
November 25, 2021 Greg Pratt
On the eve of their Metal & Beer Fest: L.A. full-album performance of the LP, we rank the songs on Cave In’s Until Your Heart Stops from least awesome to most awesome.
October 28, 2021 Greg Pratt
It’s the ultimate sludge showdown as we pair off Crowbar‘s self-titled album and Eyehategod‘s Take as Needed for Pain in today’s Fight Fire With Fire.
October 21, 2021 Greg Pratt
Check out a full stream of Russian retro/throwback-doom rockers Scarecrow‘s new album, Scarecrow II, which drops tomorrow.
October 14, 2021 Greg Pratt
Looking back on Winterhawk‘s 1979 album Electric Warriors as it gets set to be reissued next week.
October 7, 2021 Greg Pratt
To celebrate the release of their new record, Quitter, we caught up with Tunic‘s David Schellenberg to find out what five heavy records changed his life.
September 30, 2021 Greg Pratt
Let’s talk crossover. We haven’t dabbled into the genre yet in this column, so what better place to start than with Suicidal Tendencies‘ self-titled 1983 debut and D.R.I.‘s Dirty Rotten EP debut, also from 1983?
September 23, 2021 Greg Pratt
Looking back on Maineeaxe’s 1984 debut Shout It Out.
September 16, 2021 Greg Pratt
Justifying Twisted Sister‘s 1987 swansong Love Is for Suckers.
September 9, 2021 Greg Pratt
Looking back on Sarcofagus‘ second album from 1980 as it gets set to be reissued next week.
September 2, 2021 Greg Pratt
Pissed-off ragers Ingrown recently released their debut album Gun, so we got vocalist/guitarist Ross Hansen to tell us what five heavy albums changed his life.
August 26, 2021 Greg Pratt
For this Fight Fire With Fire installment, we go proto-metal and pit Blue Cheer and their 1968 debut Vincebus Eruptum, against the more obscure Randy Holden and his Population II.
August 19, 2021 Greg Pratt
Revisiting Axewitch’s 1984 album Visions of the Past.
August 5, 2021 Greg Pratt
Crunching the numbers on Morbid Angel‘s ill-fated Illud Divinum Insanus and defending 54.55 percent of it.
July 29, 2021 Greg Pratt
On the eve of the release of his new album, we look back at five times we just really loved Dee Snider.
July 22, 2021 Greg Pratt
Revisiting Toxik’s thrashtastic 1987 debut World Circus.
July 15, 2021 Greg Pratt
Mining Bloodrock‘s self-titled album from 1970 to determine its metallic quantities and qualities.