Hall of Fame Countdown

Hall of Fame Countdown: Carcass’s “Necroticism – Descanting the Insalubrious”

November 7, 2019

Ranking the songs on Carcass‘s Hall of Fame-inducted blasterpiece Necroticism – Descanting the Insalubrious from least awesome to most awesome.

Hall of Fame Countdown: The Accüsed’s “More Fun than an Open Casket Funeral!”

September 12, 2019

Ranking the songs on The Accüsed’s Hall of Fame-inducted 1989 album More Fun than an Open Casket Funeral! from worst to best.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Celtic Frost’s “To Mega Therion”

April 11, 2019

Ranking the songs on Celtic Frost‘s Hall of Fame-inducted masterpiece To Mega Therion from worst to best.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Carcass’ “Symphonies of Sickness”

March 14, 2019

Ranking the songs on Carcass‘ Hall of Fame-inducted Symphonies of Sickness from worst to best.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Testament’s “The New Order”

January 3, 2019

Ranking the songs on Testament‘s Hall of Fame-inducted album The New Order from worst to best.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Carcass’ “Heartwork”

November 15, 2018

Ranking the songs on Carcass‘ Hall of Fame-inducted 1993 masterwork Heartwork from worst to best.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Testament’s “The Legacy”

October 4, 2018

Ranking the songs on Testament‘s Hall of Fame-inducted classic debut, The Legacy, from worst to best. Thrashing ourselves into the triangle! The Devil’s Triangle!

Hall of Fame Countdown: Deceased’s “Fearless Undead Machines”

August 2, 2018

Ranking the songs on Deceased‘s 1997 Decibel Hall of Fame-inducted classic, Fearless Undead Machines from worst to best.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Prong’s “Beg to Differ”

July 5, 2018

Revisiting and rating the songs on Prong‘s 1990 Beg to Differ album from worst to best.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Cynic’s “Focus”

October 17, 2017

Nearly 100 issues ago, we inducted Cynic‘s Focus into our not-yet-crowded-with-talent Hall of Fame. Now we count down those songs in celebration of one of the most confounding death metal records ever.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Anthrax’s Among the Living

August 3, 2017

Ranking the songs on Anthrax‘s classic, Decibel Hall of Fame-inducted, Among the Living, from worst to best.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Meshuggah’s Destroy Erase Improve

June 27, 2017

1995’s Destroy Erase Improve was Meshuggah’s first complete statement.  It ushered in a new kind of technicality, one that is still being celebrated two decades later (not always in the most listenable ways).   Today, let’s breakdown the band’s breakthrough by counting down the songs on this Hall of Fame entry.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Accept’s Restless and Wild

June 15, 2017

We revisited and ranked the songs on Accept’s classic, Hall of Fame-inducted, album Restless and Wild.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Cannibal Corpse’s The Bleeding

April 20, 2017

In honor of its recent induction to our Hall of Fame, we rank the songs on Cannibal Corpse’s 1994 coming-of-age album The Bleeding from worst to best.

Hall of Fame Countdown: The Dillinger Escape Plan’s Calculating Infinity

April 4, 2017

On its own merits, entirely outside the context of the five masterworks to come, Calculating Infinity spits its own impressive fire and has most certainly made its own tempestuous mark on the heavy music of the past seventeen years.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Metallica’s …And Justice for All

March 2, 2017

In which we revisit …And Justice for All and rank the songs from worst to best. Justice is done.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Saxon’s Wheels of Steel

February 9, 2017

To celebrate our recent induction of Saxon’s NWOBHM classic Wheels of Steel into our Hall of Fame, we ranked each song on the album from least this-rules to most this-rules.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Samael- “Worship Him”

February 2, 2017

For those of you looking to catch up on black metal classics that came before 1992, go ahead and spin Fallen Angel of Doom, Ritual and Anno Domini, but be sure to make some time for this essential serving of darkness as well.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Enslaved “Frost”

January 6, 2017

A classic Viking metal album to end all Viking metal albums.

Hall of Fame Countdown: The Locust’s Plague Soundscapes

January 3, 2017

Because New Year countdowns are all the rage and never get boring, count down the songs on Plague Soundscapes with us.  Or against us.