Lists

Seregor’s (Carach Angren) Top 5 Horror Movies

April 6, 2020

Carach Angren frontman Seregor lists his five favorite horror movies. Give in to his unconventional picks and the monster that is new album, Franckensteina Strataemontanus.

Five For Friday: April 3, 2020

April 3, 2020

This week’s edition comes loaded with lots of black metal, a thrash titan, and some deathy grind to push you into the weekend.

Tales From the Metalnomicon: Rising Horror Lit Visionary Scott Cole

April 1, 2020

Philadelphia-based author and graphic designer Scott Cole writes brilliant, reality-refracting dark fiction — and has an extremely extreme heavy metal writing playlist to match.

Five For Friday: March 27, 2020

March 27, 2020

Welcome to our first installment of Five for Friday! In these posts, you’ll find five new releases help to navigate each week’s output of extreme music.

Resurrecting the Dragon: The Forgotten Gems of Late Era Dio

March 25, 2020

Ten years after his untimely death, the late era Ronnie James Dio albums are finally getting a bit of respect — and the deluxe reissue treatment. Here’s your roadmap.

Visual Violence: Trailblazing Director Drew Stone on his Crucial, Scene-Defining Music Videos

March 18, 2020

Meet director Drew Stone, the visionary filmmaker who helped hardcore claw its way out of the underground in the early ’90s.

Danny Estrin’s (Voyager) Top 5 Keytarists

March 16, 2020

Decibel extracts the Top 5 Keytarists from Danny Estrin, frontman/keytarist of Australia-based progressive metallers Voyager. Strap one on…

Deathwhite’s Five Most Haunted Places in Pittsburgh

March 9, 2020

Pittsburgh-based melodic doom act Deathwhite reveal the Top 5 Most Haunted Places in Pittsburgh. New album, Grave Image, is out now on Season of Mist.

Video Nasties’ Killer Death ‘n’ Roll “Dominion”

March 4, 2020

Horror cinema obsessed melodic death ‘n’ rollers Video Nasties take you behind the scenes of the band’s wild full-length debut.

Tales From the Metalnomicon: Vanessa Hexe Takes Death-Doom From the Fretboard to the Typewriter

January 29, 2020

Vanessa Hexe, one of the leading lights of underground death doom, is summoning new atmospheres and nightmares with her debut volume of poetry, “A Winter Darkly.”

Here Are 60 Albums You May Have Missed in 2019

January 13, 2020

Because we’re only two weeks into 2020 and there is still music to discover. And because you can’t get enough goddamn lists, here are 60 more from 2019 to chew on.

Scott Taysom’s (Cloak) Top 5 Horror Movie Soundtracks

January 13, 2020

Cloak guitarist/vocalist Scott Taysom gets creepy with his Top 5 Horror Movie Soundtracks at Decibel. Relive the horrific repetition and moody atmospheres of winter’s cruel throes with us!

Blast Worship: The Top 50 Grind/Powerviolence Albums of 2010-2019: Part 5

December 30, 2019

The final installment of our five-part countdown of the Top 50 grindcore and powerviolence releases of the decade

Decibel Meter: Krampus’ Picks

December 23, 2019

Yuletide is upon us! And fye has some Krampus-approved picks to add some headbanging to the holidays.

Low Culture: Neill Jameson’s Top 10 Albums of the Decade

December 23, 2019

Everyone’s doing it, so why can’t he? Check out our longtime columnist and Krieg frontman’s 10 best from the past 10 years.

10 Great Albums for Winter

December 20, 2019

The cold, grim, dark months are upon us. Prepare for your hibernation with 10 excellent albums filled with riffs, sythns and screams.

Blast Worship: The Top 50 Grind/Powerviolence Albums of 2010-2019: Part 4

December 18, 2019

Part Four of our five-part countdown of the Top 50 grindcore and powerviolence releases of the decade

Rank & Defile: Nile’s Albums Ordered from Worst to Best

December 4, 2019

To celebrate the recent release of the USDM heroes’ latest album, Vile Nilotic Rites, we rank Nile‘s studio LP discography.

A Guide to Mariusz Lewandowski’s 2019 Album Covers

December 2, 2019

Every 2019 metal album cover featuring the Polish artist’s instantly-recognizable work.

Blast Worship: The Top 50 Grind/Powerviolence Albums of 2010-2019: Part 1

November 26, 2019

Part of 1 of our five-part countdown of the Top 50 grindcore and powerviolence releases of the decade.

Decibel Meter: the Decapitation of Cattle, Ahead of Turkey Day

November 26, 2019

With album titles like Human Jerky, Homovore, To Serve Man, and, uh, Humanure, what could be a better fit for Thanksgiving?!

NOW AVAILABLE: The Top 100 Greatest Metal Albums of the Decade 2010-2019 Special Issue

November 19, 2019

We’ve dissected 10 years of records and combed through 120 issues of Decibel to deliver the definitive end-of-the-decade summary of extreme metal in this Decibel webstore exclusive!

SPOILER: Here Are Decibel’s Top 40 Albums of 2019

November 12, 2019

SPOILER! SPOILER! SPOILER! Don’t click here if you don’t want to see Decibel’s Top 40 Albums of 2019. Definitely click here if you love typing “NO [INSERT ALBUM HERE]? THIS LIST IS INVALID!”

Matt Harvey of Exhumed’s Top Five Favorite Old-School Horror Movies

October 31, 2019

Exhumed‘s Matt Harvey gives us his five favorite old-school horror flicks, to celebrate Halloween and the band’s new album, Horror.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Grayson Stewart of Norma Jean

October 24, 2019

To celebrate the release of their new album, All Hail, we caught up with Grayson Stewart of Norma Jean to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Top 5 Things That Will Kill You in Australia By Andy Gillion (solo, Mors Principium Est)

October 21, 2019

Prodigious Mors Principium Est guitarist and songwriter Andy Gillion visits his own Neverafter-land on self-financed debut, Neverafter, feat. Jeff Loomis.

The Five Dark Descent Releases that Mean the Most to Owner Matt Calvert

October 10, 2019

To celebrate Dark Descent Records’ 10th anniversary, we caught up with owner Matt Calvert to find out what five DD releases mean the most to him.

Maze of Zen: Author & Heavy Metal Academic Owen Coggins’ 8 Tracks for Metal Meditation

October 9, 2019

Mysticism, Ritual, and Religion in Drone Metal author Dr. Owen Coggins is here to help you transcend the material plane with a little help from his (extremely extreme) friends.