Greg Pratt

Primitive Origins: Night Sun – ‘Mournin’’

February 2, 2017

Our latest Primitive Origins examines the 1972 proto-prog-metal of Germans Night Sun.

That Tour Was Awesome: Neurosis/Voivod/Today Is the Day (1999)

January 26, 2017

Our latest That Tour Was Awesome looks back at the time that Neurosis, Voivod and Today is the Day blew Europe’s mind in 1999.

The Ominous Circle talk debut album and reasons for anonymity

January 19, 2017

Portuguese death metal crew The Ominous Circle are a mysterious bunch, so we caught up with them just before their debut LP drops to try to make some sense out of it all.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Entombed’s ‘Clandestine’

January 12, 2017

We recently inducted Entombed’s classic second album into our Hall of Fame; let’s take a few minutes to examine it closely one more time, ranking each song from worst to best.

Primitive Origins: Sudden Death – ‘Suddenly’

January 5, 2017

Our latest Primitive Origins looks at the 1972 proto-metal of California’s Sudden Death.

Decibel brings extreme playlists to Apple Music

December 29, 2016

What do the phrase “break the chains,” Kurt Ballou’s production jobs, and ways to die all have in common? They’ve all been themes for Decibel‘s Apple Music playlists, of course.

Rudra explore the self, pluralism, other smart things in ‘Enemy of Duality’

December 22, 2016

We catch up with Singapore’s Rudra to talk about the lyrical and musical approaches of their new album, Enemy of Duality.

Primitive Origins: Northern Haze – ‘Northern Haze’

December 15, 2016

Our latest Primitive Origins looks back at the first indigenous-language rock album released in North America.

Metallica “Hardwired” Cover Creator: “We hadn’t heard of Crowbar or seen the album”

December 14, 2016

There’s more than a little similarity between Metallica’s new album cover and a classic Crowbar album cover; we caught up with one of the guys who worked on the Metallica cover to find out what’s going on here.

Impetigo talk new Ultimo Mondo Cannibale cassette reissue

December 8, 2016

Here comes Ultimo Mondo Cannibale again, so we caught up with Stevo from Impetigo to get the scoop on this classic death/grind album rising from the dead.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Living Colour’s Vivid

December 1, 2016

A closer look at Living Colour’s classic Vivid album, ranked from worst to best track.

Full EP stream: Stench Price – ‘Stench Price’

November 28, 2016

Siberian grind weirdos Stench Price are releasing their debut EP on Wednesday; we’re bringing you an exclusive full-EP stream today.

Hierophant’s Lollo picks the five best bad-vibe metal albums ever

November 23, 2016

Hierophant are downers on their new album, so we picked their brain to get their fave party-poopin’ metal albums of all time.

October 31 celebrate Metal Massacre compilations with new covers album

November 17, 2016

True-’til-death metallers October 31 are about to do the unthinkable: a compilation consisting entirely of Metal Massacre covers.

Primitive Origins: Blast’s “Damned Flame” b/w “Hope”

November 10, 2016

Belgium’s Blast were laying down proto-thrash bpms in 1972.

Black Forge Coffee combine metal, coffee, and video games, finally

November 3, 2016

Pittsburgh’s Black Forge Coffee know what we like: metal, coffee, and retro video games.

Entombed – “Clandestine”

October 27, 2016

Trying to follow the Swedish death metal institution’s lineup throughout the years takes more brain cells than anyone who has spent most of their life listening to Swedish death metal has left, so it’s a particularly gnarly conundrum.

Into the woods with Bindrune Recordings

October 27, 2016

Find out what makes the man behind some of today’s best woodsy black metal releases tick with this profile of Bindrune Recordings.

Premiere: Get schooled in death metal, and Latin, with Echelon’s “Lex Talionis”

October 25, 2016

Need a little Dave Ingram in your day? Here, have a new Echelon track.

The Top Five Most Outrageous Watchtower Moments Ever

October 20, 2016

Texas’ finest have been blowing our minds for years: here are the five times they blew our minds the hardest.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Emperor’s Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk

October 13, 2016

Emperor’s Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk is one of black metal’s finest moments; join us as we revisit the songs in detail and attempt to rank them in order from worst to best.


October 13, 2016

Superjoint drops the “Ritual,” and tells it like it is: “YOU WILL RUIN YOU!”

Primitive Origins: Iron Claw’s Iron Claw

October 6, 2016

Our second installment of Primitive Origins, where we examine early or obscure proto-metal and other interesting metallic relics, looks at the crashing, bashing proto-doom of Scotland’s Iron Claw.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Neurosis’ Through Silver in Blood

September 29, 2016

A look at each track on Neurosis’ game-changing 1996 Hall of Fame-inducted monolith hrough Silver in Blood

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.