Greg Pratt

Come to Grief guitarist Terry Savastano details Apple Music playlist choices

May 19, 2022

Come to Grief guitarist Terry Savastano talks about the songs he recently picked for a guest-curated Decibel Apple Music playlist.

Primitive Origins: Lucifer’s Friend’s ‘Lucifer’s Friend’

March 24, 2022

Diving into Lucifer’s Friend’s 1970 self-titled debut to see if the proto-metal holds up.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with M. of Pestilength

March 10, 2022

Catching up with M. of Pestilength to find out what five heavy albums changed the mystery man’s life.

Fight Fire With Fire: ‘Of One Blood’ vs. ‘Determination’

February 24, 2022

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.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed Charles Elliott of Abysmal Dawn’s Life

February 10, 2022

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.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Rocky of Voivod

February 3, 2022

We caught up with Voivod bassist Dominic “Rocky” Laroche to find out what five heavy albums changed his life. To Morgoth! (Not the band!)

Fight Fire With Fire: ‘Cocked and Loaded’ vs. ‘Wake Me When It’s Over’

January 20, 2022

It’s a 1989 hair metal showdown with the second albums from L.A. Guns and Faster Pussycat duking it out.

Primitive Origins: Zior’s ‘Every Inch a Man’

January 6, 2022

Diving into Zior’s second album, early-’70’s kinda-proto-stoner Every Inch a Man.

Primitive Origins: T2’s ‘It’ll All Work Out in Boomland’

December 16, 2021

Diving into T2’s 1970 prog-rock debut It’ll All Work Out in Boomland.

Fight Fire With Fire: ‘Metallica’ vs. ‘Countdown to Extinction’

December 9, 2021

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.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Massacre’s “Promise”

December 2, 2021

Looking back on Massacre‘s forgotten groove-metal flop Promise and, well, trying to justify it, anyway.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Cave In’s “Until Your Heart Stops”

November 25, 2021

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.

Fight Fire With Fire: ‘Crowbar’ vs. ‘Take as Needed for Pain’

October 28, 2021

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.

Album Premiere: Scarecrow – ‘ Scarecrow II’

October 21, 2021

Check out a full stream of Russian retro/throwback-doom rockers Scarecrow‘s new album, Scarecrow II, which drops tomorrow.

Primitive Origins: Winterhawk’s ‘Electric Warriors’

October 14, 2021

Looking back on Winterhawk‘s 1979 album Electric Warriors as it gets set to be reissued next week.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with David Schellenberg of Tunic

October 7, 2021

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.

Fight Fire With Fire: ‘Suicidal Tendencies’ vs. ‘Dirty Rotten EP’

September 30, 2021

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?

The Lazarus Pit: Maineeaxe’s ‘Shout It Out’

September 23, 2021

Looking back on Maineeaxe’s 1984 debut Shout It Out.

Primitive Origins: Sarcofagus’ ‘Envoy of Death’

September 9, 2021

Looking back on Sarcofagus‘ second album from 1980 as it gets set to be reissued next week.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Ross Hansen of Ingrown

September 2, 2021

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.

Fight Fire With Fire: ‘Vincebus Eruptum’ vs. ‘Population II’

August 26, 2021

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.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Morbid Angel’s ‘Illud Divinum Insanus’

August 5, 2021

Crunching the numbers on Morbid Angel‘s ill-fated Illud Divinum Insanus and defending 54.55 percent of it.

Five Times We Loved Dee Snider

July 29, 2021

On the eve of the release of his new album, we look back at five times we just really loved Dee Snider.

The Lazarus Pit: Toxik’s ‘World Circus’

July 22, 2021

Revisiting Toxik’s thrashtastic 1987 debut World Circus.

Primitive Origins: Bloodrock’s ‘Bloodrock’

July 15, 2021

Mining Bloodrock‘s self-titled album from 1970 to determine its metallic quantities and qualities.