Lists

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Ian Shelton of Regional Justice Center

March 25, 2021

To celebrate the release of Regional Justice Center‘s new album, Crime and Punishment, we caught up with drummer/vocalist Ian Shelton to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Nancy Barile’s Soundtrack for Punk Rock Rebellion

March 24, 2021

Writer/award-winning educator/hardcore punk trailblazer Nancy Barile curates an eclectic, vivifying playlist to mark the release of her stellar new memoir “I’m Not Holding Your Coat.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Mike Williams of Eyehategod

March 18, 2021

To celebrate the release of Eyehategod‘s A History of Nomadic Behavior, we caught up with vocalist Mike Williams to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Bandcamp Friday: Texas Edition

March 5, 2021

Take a look at Texas for this month’s Bandcamp Friday.

Decibel’s Top 5 Cosmic Black Metal Albums

February 15, 2021

Decibel bestows wisdom in our latest Top 5 Cosmic Black Metal Albums, featuring Kaon, Lumnos, Mesarthim, Offenbarung and Darkspace. Revolutions in celestial death are infinite.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Mic Dion of Altered Dead

February 11, 2021

To celebrate the release of Returned to Life, we caught up with Altered Dead‘s Mic Dion to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

They Were the Storm: Five Times The Dillinger Escape Plan Knocked Us On Our Asses

February 4, 2021

Looking back on the beautiful chaos that was The Dillinger Escape Plan and their Top 5 most paradigm-shifting moments.

Here Are 35 Great Metal Albums You May Have Missed in 2020

January 27, 2021

Because we’re not even a full month into 2021 and there is still music to discover. And because you can’t get enough goddamn lists, here are 35 more from 2020 to chew on.

Heavy Metal Slumber Party: An Extremely Extreme Watchlist

January 4, 2021

Dig into some of the most-metal horror movies on streaming services.

Blast Worship’s Top 20 Grindcore Songs of 2020

December 29, 2020

2020 is (almost) fucking dead! Long live the best blasting bits of 2020!

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with David Andersson of Soilwork

December 3, 2020

To celebrate the release of Soilwork‘s new EP, A Whisp of the Atlantic, we caught up with guitarist David Andersson to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

SPOILER: Here Are Decibel’s Top 40 Albums of 2020

November 12, 2020

We’re sorry. We’re not trying to ruin the fun by posting this. But if we don’t, someone else will. You probably shouldn’t click here. Really, you should just wait for the issue to arrive in the mail. For Christ’s sake, have you no willpower? OK, fine. Don’t @ us.

Bandcamp Waives Fees for November Bandcamp Friday

November 6, 2020

Decibel staff recommends a collection of hardcore, punk and extreme metal releases for November’s Bandcamp Friday.

Continue the Arise: Brazil’s Metal Scene Lives!

November 4, 2020

Writer/photographer/tireless scene advocate Jessica Marinho takes us on a guided tour of the bustling, burgeoning, extremely extreme Brazilian metal scene.

An Evening with Loud Night: The Mixtape

October 14, 2020

Current and former members of Ramming Speed, Battlemaster, Backstabbers Inc, and more unite to bring you an extremely Loud Night.

Goth Gorgon’s Top 5 Life Events After Mörk Gryning Disbanded

October 12, 2020

Mörk Gryning mastermind Goth Gorgon reveals the Top 5 things he did after he and co-conspirator Draakh Kimera split from their black metal beast in 2004.

Black Metal Mavens Gaerea List the Top 5 Horrifying Places In Portugal

September 28, 2020

Portuguese black metal mavens Gaerea list their Top 5 horrifying places to visit in Portugal. Only Decibel has a passport into Gaerea’s abyss.

Five Times Ace Frehley Was the Coolest

September 10, 2020

Legendary guitarist Ace Frehley set set to release Origins, Vol. 2 on September 18. As fans of the former KISS guitarist wait eagerly to hear the Spaceman’s latest collection of cover tunes, we look at five times Frehley was just the coolest.

Jim Tasikas (Contrarian) Reviews His Top 3 Favorite Guitars

August 28, 2020

Contrarian guitarist Jim Tasikas unload a noteful Top 3 Guitar list at Decibel. New Contrarian album out November 20.

Take a Rocket Ride to the Extremely Extreme Side of “Planet Wax”

August 26, 2020

Blood on Black Wax authors Aaron Lupton and Jeff Szpirglas are back with another tome on vinyl soundtrack mayhem, Planet Wax — and we’ve got your heavy metal pairings for it.

Johanna Sadonis & Nicke Andersson (Lucifer) Share Their Top 5 Vintage T-Shirt Stories

August 17, 2020

Lucifer‘s Johanna Sadonis and Nicke Andersson share their top five vintage t-shirt stories. Lucifer’s new album, Lucifer III, is out now on Century Media.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Andy Thomas of Black Crown Initiate

August 6, 2020

To celebrate the release of their new album, Violent Portraits of Doomed Escape, we caught up with Andy Thomas of Black Crown Initiate to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Ragnar Sverrisson’s (Helfró) Top 5 Tourist Sites Not for Tourists

July 20, 2020

Icelandic black metal duo Helfró have the self-titled album reissued by Season of Mist. Ragnar Sverrisson tours the country’s Top 5 Tourist Sites Not for Tourists.