September 18, 2023 Neill Jameson
In which Neill Jameson stumps hard for Gorgoroth‘s re-recording of their mid-’90s black metal classic in the guise of Under the Sign of Hell 2011.
August 18, 2022 Greg Pratt
Justifying Crimson Glory‘s much-maligned prog-glam sidestep Strange and Beautiful.
May 20, 2022 Neill Jameson
In which we revisit the oft misunderstood 1996 release from Finnish death/grind-turned rock heroes Xysma.
March 2, 2022 Neill Jameson
In which we reconsider industrial post-punk heroes Killing Joke‘s 1988 misfire that got them dropped from a major label.
February 17, 2022 Greg Pratt
Justifying Corrosion of Conformity‘s divisive rawk and roller America’s Volume Dealer.
December 2, 2021 Greg Pratt
Looking back on Massacre‘s forgotten groove-metal flop Promise and, well, trying to justify it, anyway.
September 16, 2021 Greg Pratt
Justifying Twisted Sister‘s 1987 swansong Love Is for Suckers.
August 5, 2021 Greg Pratt
Crunching the numbers on Morbid Angel‘s ill-fated Illud Divinum Insanus and defending 54.55 percent of it.
July 12, 2021 Neill Jameson
In which we reconsider thrash metal heroes Destruction‘s first Schimer-less foray, 1990’s overlooked Cracked Brain.
April 15, 2021 Greg Pratt
If Municipal Waste released it, you’d love it, so let’s give M.O.D.’s Surfin’ M.O.D. the attention it deserves.
March 11, 2021 Greg Pratt
A crust-punk angel cries every time Discharge‘s Grave New World is spun, but today we’re here to justify the punk band’s foray into glam.
February 9, 2021 Neill Jameson
In which Neill Jameson reconsiders Darkthrone‘s 1999 “comeback” Ravishing Grimness.
July 7, 2020 Neill Jameson
In which Neill Jameson reconsiders Suicidal Tendencies‘s “mellow” 1992 downer The Art of Rebellion.
May 28, 2020 Neill Jameson
In which Neill Jameson reconsiders Amorphis‘s controversial 1996 prog-metal gem Elegy.
September 19, 2019 Greg Pratt
Revisiting the rot ‘n’ roll of Blackstar‘s only album, 1997’s Barbed Wire Soul.
August 15, 2019 Greg Pratt
Hey, you’re wrong: Warrant’s Cherry Pie is actually pretty awesome.
July 11, 2019 Greg Pratt
Looking back and justifying Sacred Reich‘s underrated 1996 album Heal, which doesn’t really sound like what you remember it sounding like.
May 2, 2019 Greg Pratt
Hearts like wheels and doomy sleaze rock: re-evaluating Black Sabbath‘s 1986 album Seventh Star.
January 10, 2019 Greg Pratt
Revisiting and justifying Raven‘s major-label experiment The Pack Is Back.
June 4, 2018 Neill Jameson
Revisiting two of Entombed‘s later records, Serpent Saints and Morning Star.
May 22, 2018 Neill Jameson
Revisiting Master’s Hammer‘s much-maligned Slagry.
March 8, 2018 Nathan Carson
Revisiting Saint Vitus‘s much-maligned C.O.D.
March 1, 2018 Greg Pratt
Kreator‘s 1992 album Renewal is nowhere near as shitty, or as industrial, as you think. Let’s re-evaluate.
February 12, 2018 Neill Jameson
Krieg’s Neill Jameson reconsiders Beherit‘s much-maligned electronic records.
February 1, 2018 Greg Pratt
In 1987, Def Leppard released Hysteria , and metalheads worldwide agreed they had jumped the shark. Time to re-evaluate that.
November 21, 2017 Daniel Lake
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.
October 31, 2017 Daniel Lake
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.
September 20, 2017 Shawn Macomber
You’re an adult now. It’s okay to give the post-Huckins/Singer Deadguy EP another chance.
August 17, 2017 Greg Pratt
We shrugged our shoulders at it in 1991, but it’s time to realize that Angel Rat totally rules.
August 11, 2017 Neill Jameson
In which we revisit Convulse‘s Reflections.