Greg Pratt

Punk Lifers D.O.A. Celebrate 40 Years of Fighting Back with New Album

May 21, 2018

We caught up with punk rocker and mayoral candidate Joey “Shithead” Keithley to talk D.O.A.’s 17th studio album, 40th anniversary tour, and much more.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Paradise Lost’s “Icon”

May 17, 2018

Ranking the songs on Paradise Lost‘s 1993 epic Icon from worst to best, to honor its recent induction to our Hall of Fame.

Retrospective: Acme’s “…To Reduce the Choir to One Soloist”

May 10, 2018

Looking back on the 24 minutes of insanity that make up Acme‘s …To Reduce the Choir to One Soloist 22 years later.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Jonas Stålhammar of At the Gates

May 3, 2018

To celebrate the upcoming release of At the GatesTo Drink from the Night Itself, we caught up with guitarist Jonas Stålhammar to find out what the five heavy albums that changed his life are.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Louis Rando of Depravity

April 26, 2018

We caught up with Depravity drummer Louis Rando to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Cutting Room: Leftovers from Grief’s “Come to Grief” Hall of Fame

April 19, 2018

We recently inducted Grief‘s sludgey debut album from 1994, Come to Grief, into our Hall of Fame; here’s all the interview content we had to cut out of the print version.

Primitive Origins: The Shiver’s “Walpurgis”

April 12, 2018

Revisiting The Shiver‘s one and only album, 1969’s Walpurgis.

Grief

April 6, 2018

Grief‘s Come to Grief joins the Decibel Hall of Fame.

Retrospective: Dystopia’s “Human = Garbage”

April 5, 2018

Revisiting Dystopia‘s 1994 masterpiece of despair and extreme experimentalism, Human = Garbage.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Nuclear Death’s “Bride of Insect”

March 29, 2018

We revisit 1990’s incredible and groundbreaking Bride of Insect , the debut from Arizona’s Nuclear Death , and rank the songs from worst to best.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Jeff Irwin of Will Haven

March 22, 2018

To celebrate the release of Will Haven‘s new album, Muerte, we wrangled up guitarist Jeff Irwin to talk about the five heavy albums that changed his life.

Iranian metal band Confess give update on whereabouts, safety

March 15, 2018

Confess vocalist/guitarist Nikan (Siyanor) Khosravi is in hiding in Turkey after the band was charged and put on death row in Iran; we caught up with him to get an update.

Primitive Origins: Dirty Tricks’ “Dirty Tricks”

March 8, 2018

In 1975, Dirty Tricks put out a proto-metal album that had a couple dips into proto-doom; today, we re-examine that record to see how it’s held up.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Kreator’s “Renewal”

March 1, 2018

Kreator‘s 1992 album Renewal is nowhere near as shitty, or as industrial, as you think. Let’s re-evaluate.

Five Times the Cry Now, Cry Later compilations totally ruled

February 22, 2018

In the early ’90s, the Cry Now, Cry Later compilations had the cream of the power violence crop; here are five times the compilation series totally ruled.

Primitive Origins: Jerusalem’s “Jerusalem”

February 15, 2018

In 1972, Jerusalem released their one and only album. And it was heavy , as we find out in the latest Primitive Origins .

Retrospective: Assück’s “Anticapital” is 15 minutes of grindcore history

February 8, 2018

In 1991, Assück released one of the greatest grind records of all time, Anticapital . Today, we revisit it.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Def Leppard’s “Hysteria”

February 1, 2018

In 1987, Def Leppard released Hysteria , and metalheads worldwide agreed they had jumped the shark. Time to re-evaluate that.

That Tour Was Awesome: New Titans on the Bloc (1991)

January 25, 2018

In 1991, the New Titans on the Bloc tour brought together Sepultura, Sacred Reich, Napalm Death, and Sick of it All in a traveling circus of violence and extreme-music melting-pot mania. Today, we got the bands together to go down memory lane.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Soundgarden’s “Ultramega OK”

January 18, 2018

We finally got a Soundgarden album in our Hall of Fame in 2017; here’s a look back at that album, ranking the songs from worst to best.

Five Times Abacus Records Got it Right

January 11, 2018

When it came to mid-to-early 2000s metalcore and heavy post-hardcore, Abacus Records were on fire. Here are five times they killed it.

Primitive Origins: Buffalo’s “Volcanic Rock”

January 4, 2018

Revisiting Australian rockers Buffalo ‘s 1973 foray into proto-metal, Volcanic Rock .

Decibel playlists continue to bring the extremity at Apple Music and Spotify

December 28, 2017

We’re constantly curating playlists at Apple Music and Spotify; here’s some info on what you’ll find over there.

Napalm Death: The wilderness years ranked

December 21, 2017

Continuing the fun that our Napalm Death special issue started, here we examine and rank the band’s four “wilderness years” albums from worst to best.

“There’s only one Napalm Death”: Jello Biafra on the grind legends

December 14, 2017

We chatted with legendary punk vocalist Jello Biafra for our new Napalm Death special issue. Here’s more from that conversation.

“Napalm Death continue to be a positive force in my life”: Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta on his relationship with Napalm Death

December 7, 2017

Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed appeared in our Napalm Death special issue talking about the grind legends. Read more of our chat with him right here.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Napalm Death’s “The Code Is Red… Long Live the Code”

November 30, 2017

We inducted The Code Is Red… Long Live the Code by Napalm Death into our Hall of Fame in our recent special Napalm Death issue; here, we rank the songs from worst to best.

Primitive Origins: Josefus’ “Dead Man”

November 23, 2017

Looking back at the 1970 album Dead Man from early heavy southern rockers Josefus .

Hall of Fame Countdown: Nuclear Assault’s “Game Over”

November 16, 2017

Nuclear Assault put out their thrash/crossover classic Game Over in 1986. In 2017, we inducted it into our Hall of Fame; today, we rank each song from worst to best.

Antigama face biggest adversity yet with new EP

November 9, 2017

Polish grinders Antigama are back, and, as always, nothing is normal.