Greg Pratt

Primitive Origins: Heavy Metal Kids’ ‘Heavy Metal Kids’

March 4, 2021

Re-examining the 1974 self-titled debut from the curiously named Heavy Metal Kids to find out just how heavy metal they are.

Fight Fire with Fire: ‘Scream Bloody Gore’ vs. ‘Seven Churches’

February 25, 2021

In which we pit Death‘s Scream Bloody Gore vs. Possessed‘s Seven Churches in the battle for old-school death metal supremacy.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Judas Priest’s “Painkiller”

February 18, 2021

Ranking the songs on Judas Priest’s recently Hall of Fame-inducted Painkiller from least awesome to most awesome.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Mic Dion of Altered Dead

February 11, 2021

To celebrate the release of Returned to Life, we caught up with Altered Dead‘s Mic Dion to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

They Were the Storm: Five Times The Dillinger Escape Plan Knocked Us On Our Asses

February 4, 2021

Looking back on the beautiful chaos that was The Dillinger Escape Plan and their Top 5 most paradigm-shifting moments.

King’s Resurrection: Can You Identify the Mystery Song Puzzling the Metal World?

December 28, 2020

This unknown ’80s power metal song has been baffling the metal internet; do you have what it takes to solve the mystery?

Decibel Apple Music Playlists To Keep Bringing the Noise in 2021

December 17, 2020

Whoa, that was a crap year. But because you need some good stuff to look forward to, we at Decibel Enterprises Inc. persevered, and we’re going to continue bringing you all the noise in 2021.

Fight Fire with Fire: ‘Forest of Equilibrium’ vs. ‘Gothic’

December 10, 2020

It’s a 1991 doom showdown as we face off Forest of Equilibrium and Gothic to find out if it’s Cathedral or Paradise Lost in the top spot.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with David Andersson of Soilwork

December 3, 2020

To celebrate the release of Soilwork‘s new EP, A Whisp of the Atlantic, we caught up with guitarist David Andersson to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Fight Fire With Fire: ‘Priest… Live!’ vs. ‘Live After Death’

November 26, 2020

It’s a live-record showdown between Judas Priest and Iron Maiden in the latest Fight Fire With Fire.

Album Premiere: Fuck the Facts – ‘Pleine Noirceur’

November 19, 2020

Canadian grind experimentalists Fuck the Facts are dropping new album Pleine Noirceur tomorrow, but you can check out a stream of it today right here.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Corporate Death of Macabre

November 12, 2020

To celebrate the release of their new album, Carnival of Killers, we caught up with Macabre guitarist/vocalist Corporate Death to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Primitive Origins: Black Widow’s ‘Sacrifice’

October 29, 2020

Re-examining Black Widow’s 1970 debut, Sacrifice, in a seasonally appropriate Primitive Origins.

Fight Fire with Fire: ‘I.N.R.I.’ vs. ‘Schizophrenia’

October 22, 2020

It’s the big Brazilian 1987 showdown with Sarcófago‘s I.N.R.I. vs. Sepultura‘s Schizophrenia.

The Lazarus Pit: Living Sacrifice’s ‘The Hammering Process’

October 15, 2020

Revisiting Living Sacrifice‘s 2000 groove-metal album The Hammering Process to give it the second chance it deserves.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Angel Witch’s “Angel Witch”

October 8, 2020

Ranking the songs on Angel Witch’s Hall of Fame-inducted, NWOBHM classic self-titled debut from worst to best.

Dropdead Talk 2020 Reissue campaign, New Discography Album

October 1, 2020

Catching up with Dropdead‘s Ben Barnett and Bob Otis to talk about the band’s extensive 2020 reissue campaign.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Shane Embury of Napalm Death

September 17, 2020

To celebrate the release of Napalm Death’s new album, Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism, we caught up with bassist Shane Embury to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Five Times Ace Frehley Was the Coolest

September 10, 2020

Legendary guitarist Ace Frehley set set to release Origins, Vol. 2 on September 18. As fans of the former KISS guitarist wait eagerly to hear the Spaceman’s latest collection of cover tunes, we look at five times Frehley was just the coolest.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Brian McTernan of Be Well

August 20, 2020

To celebrate the release of Be Well’s debut album, we caught up with vocalist and producer extraordinaire Brian McTernan to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Slint’s “Spiderland”

August 13, 2020

Ranking the songs on Slint’s Hall of Fame-inducted, post-rock-creating Spiderland from worst to best.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Andy Thomas of Black Crown Initiate

August 6, 2020

To celebrate the release of their new album, Violent Portraits of Doomed Escape, we caught up with Andy Thomas of Black Crown Initiate to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Fight Fire with Fire: ‘Bark at the Moon’ vs. ‘Balls to the Wall’

July 30, 2020

Pitting Accept‘s Balls to the Wall against Ozzy Osbourne‘s Bark at the Moon in the ultimate classic-metal showdown.

A Funeral Request: Former Cathedral Members Talk ‘New’ Live Albums

July 23, 2020

Catching up with doom metal legends Cathedral to talk about their two “new” live albums recorded a decade ago.