Greg Pratt

Terrorazor: The Decibel Time Machine Interview

September 22, 2016

We stepped in the Decibel Time Machine with German death/grinders Terrorazor. Join us in our journey back to 1990.

Primitive Origins: Wicked Lady’s The Axeman Cometh

September 15, 2016

Where were you in ’69 when the dam began to burst? Our first installment of Primitive Origins looks at Wicked Lady‘s The Axeman Cometh album.

The Legacy: Testament’s albums ranked worst to best

September 8, 2016

To celebrate the upcoming release of Testament‘s eleventh studio album, we look back on their first ten and rank them from least-amazing to most-amazing.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Mind Funk’s “Mind Funk”

September 1, 2016

Thinking-man alt-metal tarnished by a horrid band name: Mind Funk’s 1991 debut is way better than any of us want to admit.

Norma Jean Get Different on Polar Similar

August 25, 2016

Metalcore forward-thinkers Norma Jean always have something new up their sleeve, a trend that continues on Polar Similar.

Transcending Obscurity showcases metal from around the globe

August 18, 2016

Kunal Choksi is working around the clock with Transcending Obscurity to spread the good word. We caught up with Choksi to get his good word.

HALL OF FAME COUNTDOWN: W.A.S.P.’s W.A.S.P.

August 11, 2016

In honor of W.A.S.P.’s self-titled debut finally making it into our Hall of Fame, let’s take a detailed look at the album’s songs, ranked from least-this-is-amazing to most-this-is-amazing.

That Tour Was Awesome: Pantera/White Zombie/Eyehategod (1996)

August 4, 2016

Eyehategod in arenas; White Zombie‘s final tour; Phil Anselmo of Pantera overdosing. Our second installment of That Tour Was Awesome is not for the faint-hearted.

JUSTIFY YOUR SHITTY TASTE: ENTOMBED’S “SAME DIFFERENCE”

July 28, 2016

Remember in 1998 when Entombed went noise rock? About that…

NEW DAMIEN BLACK RELEASE BRINGS EARLY ’90S TRAD/PROG METAL TO 2016

July 21, 2016

You probably didn’t hear traditional metal powerhouse Damien Black in 1992, so, here’s a second chance.

HALL OF FAME COUNTDOWN: CONVERGE’S YOU FAIL ME

July 14, 2016

We inducted Converge‘s massive You Fail Me into our Hall of Fame a while back; it’s time to dig deep into the album and rank the songs from least-mind-melting to most-mind-melting.

JUSTIFY YOUR SHITTY TASTE: TERRORIZER, EVERYTHING AFTER “WORLD DOWNFALL”

July 7, 2016

If we could all stop worrying about World Downfall for a goddamn minute, we’d realize Terrorizer‘s output after it was really pretty awesome.

MATT CALVERT OF DARK DESCENT RECORDS: “FAILURE HAS NEVER BEEN AN OPTION”

June 30, 2016

Dark Descent Records is one of the best underground metal labels of 2016. But who is the man behind the label?

Dropdead – “Dropdead”

June 30, 2016

It may be the punkest thing to ever happen to an album in Decibel’s Hall of Fame: It was bootlegged after its release by the band themselves.

TRACK PREMIERE: GET YOUR ROCKS OFF WITH AEGES’ “WEIGHTLESS”

June 23, 2016

The kings of soaring, guitar-driven alt-rock (that doesn’t suck) are about to drop album number three, and we’ve got an exclusive song premiere for you.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Napalm Death’s “Diatribes,” “Inside the Torn Apart” & “Words from the Exit Wound”

June 16, 2016

Even Napalm Death had growing pains. Our latest Justify Your Shitty Taste defends that era of the legendary grindcore band.

That Tour Was Awesome: Grindcrusher UK, Napalm Death, Morbid Angel, Bolt Thrower, Carcass (1989)

June 9, 2016

For our first instalment of That Tour Was Awesome, we speak with members of Bolt Thrower, Carcass, Morbid Angel, and Napalm Death about the legendary Grindcrusher UK 1989 jaunt.

HALL OF FAME COUNTDOWN: MASTODON’S LEVIATHAN

June 2, 2016

Here are the songs on Mastodon‘s Hall of Fame nominated album Leviathan ranked from least-rad to fully-rad.

Mithridatic drummer breaks world record for double-kick drumming

May 26, 2016

Mithridatic’s Kevin Paradis unofficially broke the world record for fastest double-kick drumming. And he says he can do it again.