Hall of Fame

The Decibel Hall of Fame provides the definitive stories behind the making of extreme music’s most important albums. Each month the seven-page stories (upwards of 5,000 words) include interviews with every musician who performed on the inducted record.

Cryptic Slaughter

Money Talks

dB HoF No. 26

Label: Death

Release date: 1987


A Blaze in the Northern Sky

dB HoF No. 25

Label: Peaceville

Release date: 1991

Celtic Frost

Morbid Tales

dB HoF No. 24

Label: Noise

Release date: 1984

Only Living Witness

Prone Mortal Form

dB HoF No. 23

Label: Century Media

Release date: June 1993

The Dillinger Escape Plan

Calculating Infinity

dB HoF No. 22

Label: Relapse

Release date: Sept. 28, 1999


Destroy Erase Improve

dB HoF No. 21

Label: Nuclear Blast

Release date: July 25, 1995

Monster Magnet

Dopes to Infinity

dB HoF No. 20

Label: A&M

Release date: March 21, 1995

Rollins Band

The End of Silence

dB HoF No. 19

Label: Imago

Release date: February 25, 1992

Brutal Truth

Need to Control

dB HoF No. 18

Label: Earache

Release date: October 25, 1994


Fixation on a Coworker

dB HoF No. 17

Label: Victory

Release date: 1995


Take as Needed for Pain

dB HoF No. 16

Label: Century Media

Release date: 1993

My Dying Bride

Turn Loose the Swans

dB HoF No. 15

Label: Peaceville

Release date: 1993

Morbid Angel

Altars of Madness

dB HoF No. 14

Label: Earache

Release date: 1989



dB HoF No. 13

Label: The Music Cartel

Release date: 1998


Forest of Equilibrium

dB HoF No. 12

Label: Earache

Release date: 1991


In the Nightside Eclipse

dB HoF No. 11

Label: Candlelight

Release date: 1995


We Are the Romans

dB HoF No. 10

Label: Hydra Head

Release date: 1999


Unquestionable Presence

dB HoF No. 9

Label: Metal Blade

Release date: 1991



dB HoF No. 8

Label: Earache

Release date: 1991


Left Hand Path

dB HoF No. 7

Label: Earache

Release date: 1990


Among the Living

dB HoF No. 6

Label: Island

Release date: 1987

Paradise Lost


dB HoF No. 5

Label: Peaceville

Release date: 1991

Life of Agony

River Runs Red

dB HoF No. 4

Label: Roadrunner

Release date: 1993



dB HoF No. 3

Label: Roadrunner

Release date: 1996

At the Gates

Slaughter of the Soul

dB HoF No. 2

Label: Earache

Release date: 1995


Reign in Blood

dB HoF No. 1

Label: Def Jam Records

Release date: October 7, 1986