Lists

NJHC Legend Nathan Voorhees’ Cancer Slaying, Cardiac Arrest Surviving, PMA-Infused, Life Affirming Heavy Metal Playlist

January 15, 2020

NJHC legend Nathan Voorhees has endured a wild, terrifying series of medical ordeals over the last five years. Here’s the playlist that lets him keep that PMA.

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.

Decibel Meter: An Opethian Demon of the Fall

September 24, 2019

Whether you’re a death devotee or prog purist, this month’s seasonally-and-topically-appropriate Decibel Meter has some titles for you.

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

September 23, 2019

To celebrate this week’s release of the Swedish legends’ 13th album, In Cauda Venenum, we rank Opeth‘s incomparable studio LP discography.

Top 5 Unsung Symphonic Black Metal Albums

September 23, 2019

Decibel lists the Top 5 Unsung Symphonic Black Metal Albums with Bishop of Hexen, Diabolical Masquerade, Anorexia Nervosa, Gehenna and SiriuS.

10 Great Albums for Autumn

September 20, 2019

Enter an eternal autumn of moors and misty fields, walk through blackwater parks of rain without end, and look to the October rust as night shades descend.

Decibel Meter: Classics and New Titles, Minus ‘tushka

August 30, 2019

Batushka, Faketushka, Fauxtushka, all the Tushkas; or none, really, as there is no ‘tushka in this month’s Decibel Meter.

Objection Overruled: Accept’s Albums from Worst to Best

August 22, 2019

In which we rank Accept‘s albums from worst to best.