January 3, 2022 Forrest Pitts
In which Sculptured, ex-Agalloch guitarist Don Anderson and Decibel‘s Forrest Pitts discuss the tonal impact of Anton Webern’s Opus 21 symphony.
December 11, 2020 Forrest Pitts
Part III of III of an exhaustive look at the improbable crossover appeal of Steve Austin’s legendary noise/rock/metal institution Today Is the Day.
November 27, 2020 Forrest Pitts
Part II of III of an exhaustive look at the improbable crossover appeal of Steve Austin’s legendary noise/rock/metal institution Today Is the Day.
October 12, 2020 Forrest Pitts
Part 1 of an exhaustive look at the improbable crossover appeal of Steve Austin’s legendary Today Is the Day.
June 24, 2020 Forrest Pitts
Fallow Heart and Decibel contributor Daniel Lake discuss music journalism cosplay and the recently released Winterfylleth album.
November 15, 2019 Forrest Pitts
Fallow Heart makes a concerted effort provide a glimpse of some of Nuno Lourenço’s work in a more linear and sober fashion.
September 27, 2019 Forrest Pitts
Drop in on a little pillow talk with Fallow Heart and Brazilian Black Metal dream-weaver Salqiu
September 13, 2019 Forrest Pitts
“Progress is born of doubt and inquiry. The Church never doubts, never inquires. To doubt is heresy, to inquire is to admit that you do not know—the Church does neither.” —Robert G. Ingersoll
August 30, 2019 Forrest Pitts
Come exist above the threshold of consciousness with German doom duo Gemini One.
August 16, 2019 Forrest Pitts
We conclude our mammoth “Heavy Meta” series with a look at the direct impact of Decibel‘s own review of a Winterfylleth album on the artist himself.
August 2, 2019 Forrest Pitts
In the fifth installment on our Heavy Meta series, metal journalists Jeff Wagner, Ula Gehret, Joseph Schafer, Daniel Lake and Adem Tepedelen return for another round of heavy metal record review questioning.
July 19, 2019 Forrest Pitts
In the fourth installment on our Heavy Meta series, Forrest Pitts examines album reviews from the artists’ perspective.
July 8, 2019 Forrest Pitts
And, now, over 2,500 words on Sculptured, the recently-revived prog death project of former Agalloch axeman Don Anderson
June 21, 2019 Forrest Pitts
In the latest installment of his Heavy Meta series, Forrest Pitts discusses the mechanics of the heavy metal record review with Decibel contributors Joseph Schafer, Daniel Lake and Adem Tepedelen.
June 7, 2019 Forrest Pitts
Napalm Death frontman Barney Greenway discusses the mechanics and ethics of a heavy metal record review.
May 31, 2019 Forrest Pitts
Longtime metal journalists Jeff Wagner and Ula Gehret go deep on the mechanics of the heavy metal record review.
May 17, 2019 Forrest Pitts
Sizing up a review’s target relates far more to spirit than to ethics.
May 10, 2019 Forrest Pitts
Decibel contributor Forrest Pitts takes us to metal church.
May 3, 2019 Forrest Pitts
Forrest Pitts offers a little friendly and philosophical advice for a struggling metalcore band,
April 19, 2019 Forrest Pitts
Decibel contributor Forrest Pitts continues to ruminate on the inner self.
April 12, 2019 Forrest Pitts
Analyzing Sepultura through a Buddhist lens.
April 5, 2019 Forrest Pitts
Taking a deeper look at the process of writing a review.
March 29, 2019 Forrest Pitts
Considering the topic of the male gaze in heavy metal.
March 22, 2019 Forrest Pitts
It’s a long way to the top if you wanna… write about extreme metal?
March 8, 2019 Forrest Pitts
Decibel contributor Forrest Pitts reflects on Opeth‘s farsightedness and ability to manipulate our collective imagination.
March 1, 2019 Forrest Pitts
Decibel contributor Forrest Pitts considers the lessons he learned from hardcore.
February 22, 2019 Forrest Pitts
In his new column, Decibel contributor Forrest Pitts presents a capsized field guide for anyone taking life one step at time.