Justify Your Shitty Taste

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Kreator’s “Renewal”

March 1, 2018

Kreator‘s 1992 album Renewal is nowhere near as shitty, or as industrial, as you think. Let’s re-evaluate.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Def Leppard’s “Hysteria”

February 1, 2018

In 1987, Def Leppard released Hysteria , and metalheads worldwide agreed they had jumped the shark. Time to re-evaluate that.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Devin Townsend Band’s “Physicist”

November 21, 2017

No need to double check the web address bar. Yes, this is Decibel discussing an old Devin Townsend joint. Physicist proves that for every album there is a reaction. Here’s ours.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Faith No More’s “Sol Invictus”

October 31, 2017

Surprised we’re highlighting this one? So are we. But Faith No More‘s legacy deserves a better shake than we first gave it, so let’s lean toward the urinal of taste and shimmy until the job is done right.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Deadguy “Screamin’ With the Deadguy Quintet”

September 20, 2017

You’re an adult now. It’s okay to give the post-Huckins/Singer Deadguy EP another chance.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Voivod’s “Angel Rat”

August 17, 2017

We shrugged our shoulders at it in 1991, but it’s time to realize that Angel Rat totally rules.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Paradise Lost’s “One Second”

July 14, 2017

Legendary Brits Paradise Lost took their first tentative steps away from metal with this unsung classic, which was released 20 ago today.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Lightning Round

July 3, 2017

Morgoth, Xysma, Destruction and more have their weakest work defended by our own Neill Jameson. 

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Helloween’s “Chameleon”

June 7, 2017

Maybe it’s a growing-up-stateside thing, but I can’t honestly say I’ve ever met a single headbanger who got into metal through Helloween.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Earth Crisis’s “Slither”

May 24, 2017

Mustering up a defense of Slither is a strange, somewhat lonely business — never mind the fool’s errand of hunting for freethinkers in the Earth Crisis fanbase to back me up on this one…

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Slayer “God Hates Us All”

March 29, 2017

Slayer’s eighth LP of original material, God Hates Us All, stands as one of their most divisive. To some, it appeared to be another record in which the thrash icons failed to diversify their songwriting.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Amebix “Sonic Mass”

March 6, 2017

Yeah, it wasn’t Arise!, but punk legends Amebix weren’t exactly in their 20s when they released their misunderstood comeback/swan song Sonic Mass.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Immortal “Blizzard Beasts”

December 9, 2016

We revisit Immortal’s transition stage between two regions of Blashyrkh.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Tiamat “A Deeper Kind of Slumber”

November 15, 2016

Wake up, people! Tiamat‘s 1997 departure A Deeper Kind of Slumber actually rules. Here’s why.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Bathory “Requiem”

October 4, 2016

Put down the Yellow Goat pressing of the first Bathory album you paid $500 for on eBay, and spend some time with the overlooked gem that is Requiem.

Justify Your Shitty Taste – Dismember’s “Massive Killing Capacity”

September 26, 2016

The first Justify Your Shitty Taste I wrote for Decibel covered, in detail, Dissection’s Reinkaos album, Jon Nödtveidt’s divisive, not-at-all-like Storm of the Light’s Bane comeback album.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Ulver’s “Perdition City”

September 19, 2016

Ulver traded their wolves’ skin for electronica and trip-hop 16 years ago. Are you over it yet?

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Satyricon’s “Rebel Extravaganza”

September 15, 2016

Satyricon may have traded in medieval times for urban discipline in 1999, but that doesn’t mean that you should overlook the power of the controversial Rebel Extravaganza.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Morbid Angel’s ‘Domination’

September 6, 2016

Was Morbid Angel’s minor change in direction in 1995 just “too extreme” for old-school death metallers to accept? Our Neill Jameson defends Domination’s place in metal history.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Godflesh’s “Us and Them”

July 14, 2016

Us and Them may be an outlier, but that’s to be expected considering who’s at the helm. Throughout Godflesh’s history, they never sat still and even from the very start, were atypical.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Neurosis & Jarboe

June 28, 2016

As a monument to the collapse of one isolated psyche, as an exploration of an emotional sphere often relegated to the unconscious, Neurosis & Jarboe is far more compelling than any other attempt we’ve heard yet.