Lists

5 Records You Probably Forgot Are Turning 15 in 2023

January 9, 2023

If you remember when these albums came out, it probably hurts to bang your head.

Blast Worship’s Top 10 Grindcore Songs of 2022

January 3, 2023

2022 might finally be over, but that doesn’t mean you don’t want one final mirco list in your life, right? So here are the Top 10 Grindcore Songs of the last 12 months.

The Top 5 Bands That Influenced The Abbey

December 19, 2022

Finnish progressive doom outfit The Abbey, featuring members of Hexvessel and Shape of Despair, list their Top 5 Albums that influenced new album, Word of Sin.

Five For Friday: Death Metal 2022

December 9, 2022

This week’s special edition of Five For Friday is dedicated to the best death metal of 2022, including Undeath, Origin, Immolation and more!

SPOILER: Here Are Decibel’s Top 40 Albums of 2022

November 10, 2022

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Five Times Judas Priest Ruled

November 7, 2022

Counting down five times that the metal gods Judas Priest totally ruled.

Re-Buried Choose Death Metal Albums as Horror Movie Soundtracks, Stream “Planetary Obliteration”

October 31, 2022

Happy Halloween! Re-Buried (members of Un) debut new song “Planetary Obliteration” and select 10 death metal albums to soundtrack their favorite horror films.

10 Great Songs to Wish Someone a Happy Birthday!

July 21, 2022

There are so many ways to celebrate someone’s big day, and Decibel is here to show you the most thoughtful ways to make it extra special!

Visual Violence: Legendary Underground Music Promoter Rich Hall Brings the Heavy to Fine Arts Gallery Show

June 8, 2022

Metal/hardcore/punk promotor extraordinaire Rich Hall picks up a paintbrush with exquisitely brutal fine arts results.

5 New Hardcore Records You Should Hear

May 16, 2022

From reactivated screamo stalwarts to revolutionary hardcore punk, there’s something for every hardcore fan this year.

Bastard Tip Off Top 5 Bastards

April 11, 2022

Thrashing black scoundrels Bastard list their Top 5 Motörhead bastards. New album, Rotten Blood, out now via Distortion Music Group.

Trve Eire: Five of the Best Irish Metal Releases

March 17, 2022

On this day, St. Patrick’s Day, we celebrate the resilience of the Irish with five of the best metal releases to ever come from The Emerald Isle.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with M. of Pestilength

March 10, 2022

Catching up with M. of Pestilength to find out what five heavy albums changed the mystery man’s life.

Fall and Rise: Eddie Leeway Takes On Cancer

February 23, 2022

Eddie Sutton of metallic hardcore crossover underground royalty Leeway continues to battle an aggressive cancer. Here’s the latest update and how you can help.

Five Heavy Albums That Changed My Life with Corpsegrinder

February 14, 2022

Fresh off the release of his first solo LP, legendary death metal vocalist George Corpsegrinder Fisher shares the five heavy albums that changed his life.

Persefone and Chef Alex Kinchella List Their Favorite Andorran Foods

February 14, 2022

Andorran progressive death metal artisans Persefone break out five culinary jams with chef Alex Kinchella in this delicious list. Only veal is real!

Five Heavy Albums that Changed Charles Elliott of Abysmal Dawn’s Life

February 10, 2022

To celebrate the release of the Nightmare Frontier EP, we got Abysmal Dawn vocalist/guitarist Charles Elliott to mosh us through the five heavy albums that changed his life.

NITE’s Top 5 Sci-fi Films

February 7, 2022

San Francisco-based blackened heavy metal outfit NITE list their Top 5 movies. New album, Voices of the Kronian Moon, out March 25th on Season of Mist.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Rocky of Voivod

February 3, 2022

We caught up with Voivod bassist Dominic “Rocky” Laroche to find out what five heavy albums changed his life. To Morgoth! (Not the band!)

Here Are 40 Great Metal Albums You May Have Missed in 2021

February 3, 2022

Because we’re barely even a full month into 2022 and there is still music to discover. And because you can’t get enough goddamn lists, here are 40 more from 2021 to chew on.

Blast Worship’s 21 Favorite Grindcore Songs of 2021

January 4, 2022

Now that 2021 has ground to a halt, blast back with the 21 best grindcore and powerviolence songs of the past year.

All Hail Virologist Timothy Sheahan: Metal Militia — Pandemic Division

December 29, 2021

That’s right — Timothy Sheahan is not only one of coronavirus’ fiercest foes, but also a punk-hardcore metalhead in extremely good standing.

Darkest Waves: Five 2021 Favorites from Transylvanian Recordings

December 29, 2021

Oakland DIY label Transylvanian Recordings made a lot of waves this year. Listen to some of our favorite Transylvanian albums from 2021 before the new year.

At the (Lyrical) Gates: Tomas Lindberg on Nihilism, Evolution & “The Nightmare of Being” (Part 4)

December 1, 2021

In the final part of this video interview series, legendary vocalist Tomas Lindberg reflects on the lyrical/philosophical themes behind At The Gates album “The Nightmare of Being.”

Top 5 Things That Influenced Broken Hope’s ‘Swamped in Gore’

November 29, 2021

Chicago death metal institution Broken Hope re-live three decades of debut album Swamped in Gore with a Top 5 by axe-master Jeremy Wagner.

SPOILER: Here Are Decibel’s Top 40 Albums of 2021

November 18, 2021

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Top 5 Guitar Pedals By Christian Larson (Necrofier)

October 11, 2021

Christian Larson of Necrofier fame steps on his Top 5 Guitar Pedals for black metal. Fans of Dissection, Necrophobic, and Dawn take note!

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with David Schellenberg of Tunic

October 7, 2021

To celebrate the release of their new record, Quitter, we caught up with Tunic‘s David Schellenberg to find out what five heavy records changed his life.