Neill Jameson

Low Fidelity: Vintage Vinyl and The Precarious State of the Indie Record Store

July 29, 2021

Krieg’s Neill Jameson reflects on the closing of New Jersey’s legendary Vintage Vinyl and what it means for your favorite indie record store.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Destruction’s “Cracked Brain”

July 12, 2021

In which we reconsider thrash metal heroes Destruction‘s first Schimer-less foray, 1990’s overlooked Cracked Brain.

Full Album Stream: Xasthur/Casket of Dreams “The Hallucination Tunnels”

May 14, 2021

Xasthur and Casket of Dreams join forces below ground and emerge with dungeon funeral synth split The Hallucination Tunnels

Deck the Hails Part II: The Revenge of Neill Jameson’s Christmas Playlist

December 21, 2020

Four years after the original installment, Neill Jameson returns and sounds off on the Christmas season and gives you the gift of holiday playlists.

Valac and Kommodus Premiere ‘Eclipsing Honour and Decay’ Split Cassette

November 27, 2020

Hear this crucial split between obscure American black mist Valac and Australia’s insanely prolific Kommodus.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Suicidal Tendencies’s “The Art of Rebellion”

July 7, 2020

In which Neill Jameson reconsiders Suicidal Tendencies‘s “mellow” 1992 downer The Art of Rebellion.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Amorphis’s “Elegy”

May 28, 2020

In which Neill Jameson reconsiders Amorphis‘s controversial 1996 prog-metal gem Elegy.

An Asshole’s Guide to Surviving the Musical Apocalypse

March 16, 2020

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping the global economy by the hour. There are few certainties, but Krieg’s Neill Jameson offers some ways to help your favorite artists in the metal scene.

Bullshit on Parade: Why Are You Really Angry About Rage Against the Machine Ticket Prices?

February 19, 2020

Krieg’s Neill Jameson gathers some facts on the recent public backlash against Rage Against the Machine‘s high-priced concert tickets

Exploring Synths: Vol. II with Neill Jameson

February 5, 2020

Krieg‘s frontman takes a deeper look at dungeon synth off-shoots, Christmas synth, comfy synth… uh, dino synth and… um… plant synth?

Low Culture: Neill Jameson’s Top 10 Albums of the Decade

December 23, 2019

Everyone’s doing it, so why can’t he? Check out our longtime columnist and Krieg frontman’s 10 best from the past 10 years.

Help Dropdead Replace their Stolen Van By Purchasing ‘Demo 2019’

June 18, 2019

You can help powerviolence legends Dropdead and hear some of their best materials in years.

Game of Moans: Neill Jameson Defends the Final Season of ‘Game of Thrones’

May 22, 2019

Decibel columnist and Krieg vocalist Neill Jameson encourages you to maybe enjoy something good, like the end of Game of Thrones, for once in your life.

Krieg’s Neill Jameson on Inquisition and Doing Better as a Scene

March 27, 2018

Stay vigilant and speak up, especially for those who can’t speak for themselves. We can all do better at this.

The Economics of Art and Culture and Why You Should Help Devout Rcrds

March 19, 2018

As a small Leviathan-affiliated record store and screenprinter are being forced out of Portland due to rising rent. Jef Whitehead and Stevie Floyd explain the importance of record stores in 2018.

A History of When Black Metal was “Over,” Part II

March 5, 2018

Krieg’s Neill Jameson recounts another round of instances in which black metal was falsely pronounced dead.

A History of the Times Black Metal was “Over,” Part I

February 26, 2018

Krieg’s Neill Jameson recounts various times throughout history when black metal was falsely pronounced dead.

Opinion: Cancelling Taake Shows Isn’t Helping Anyone

February 19, 2018

Hot Taake coming through from Krieg’s Neill Jameison.

All in Your Head, Or Why Metal Musicians Shouldn’t Overreact to Negative Reviews

January 2, 2018

Every artist eventually faces a bad review of their work. But a very public reaction to that review invites even more negative criticism.

Spooky Synths: A Neill Jameson Halloween Playlist

October 31, 2017

Krieg’s Neill Jameson curates a special, dungeon synth-focused holiday playlist for the 2017 Halloween/winter season.

Mortiis: From Black Metal to Dungeon Synth and Beyond

October 16, 2017

In perhaps his most in-depth interview ever, Mortiis dives deep into his past as the unwitting progenitor of dungeon synth.

Neill Jameson on Musicians’ Reactions to Las Vegas

October 5, 2017

Krieg’s frontman considers the appropriate and inappropriate reaction to a tragedy like the one that occurred in Las Vegas.

Exploring Synths: A Primer with Neill Jameson

September 28, 2017

Neill Jameson explores synthesizers and the various metal-related genres of music that have sprung from the instrument.