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Top 5 Weird-ass Great Guitar Tones by Nate Hall (U.S. Christmas)

December 10, 2010

By Nate Hall (U.S. Christmas) #5. Dixie Collins – Weedeater It takes a special kind of person to create a sonic mirror, a tone that reflects the individual hitting the strings. When Dixie straps on his cheap Squier P-Bass, slugs back some of Kentucky’s worst and switches on his amps, the ungodly wails that erupt…

Top 5 Extreme Metal Moments by Kelly Shaefer (Atheist)

November 15, 2010

#5. The end of the “Morrisound” era. In the late ‘80s Morrisound Studios in Tampa was the place to record, and it provided the first real clear production, in my opinion, of double bass work that was happening in the early days of extreme metal. For the first time you were able to hear things…

Simon Hawemann (War from a Harlots Mouth) Top 5 Apocalypse Songs

November 8, 2010

By Simon Hawemann (War from a Harlots Mouth) 5. Swarm of the Lotus – “Nightmare Paint” “Nightmare Paint” is such a twisted and shattering song, it reminds me of grating doors or grating metal even. It sounds like an earthquake, pure chaos, like elemental forces – out of control. Things you would expect to happen…

Top 5 Worst Atheist Songs By Steve Flynn (Atheist)

November 3, 2010

During a conversation with Atheist frontman/guitarist, Kelly Shaefer, we jokingly asked him to come up with 5 of Atheist’s worst songs.

Five Sick Covers, by Brendan Duff of Pristina

November 3, 2010

Upstart Connecticut noise merchants Pristina have already received the Cosmo Lee invisible oranges-up in our print edition. Now, the band who unleash a gashing rendition of the title track from Today Is the Day’s 1997 classic Temple of the Morning Star [check that shit out here] regales us with five similarly radtastic extreme covers. Today…

Top 5 Worst Atheist Songs By Kelly Shaefer (Atheist)

November 2, 2010

During a conversation with Atheist frontman/guitarist, Kelly Shaefer, we jokingly asked him to come up with 5 of Atheist’s worst songs. Now, normally this is no-go territory for any artist with a high sense of self worth, but Shaefer was a cool dude about it. In fact, he laughed. And then said, “I fucking hate…

Five Appalachian People Who Rule by Nate Hall (U.S. Christmas)

October 25, 2010

By Nate Hall (U.S. Christmas) I can’t say this is a “Top 5” list, because I couldn’t possibly rank Appalachian people on any kind of scale. Some of these are people I have known, others I never met. All of them are distinctly Appalachian. Popcorn Sutton — Maggie Valley, NC. The late great moonshiner Marvin…

Johan Ericsson’s (Shadowgarden) Top 5 Swedish Gothic Metal Records

October 19, 2010

By Johan Ericsson (Shadowgarden, Draconian, Doom:VS) 5. Bay Laurel – Where Pain Comes to Die (2000) This is a forgotten gem. I don’t know what the sales were for this album but I guess not many people have heard it. After releasing a couple of albums and EPs this came to be their final release….

James Delgado’s (Kill The Client) Top 5 Influential Tunes + Streaming Kill The Client MP3

October 18, 2010

By James Delgado (Kill The Client) We never really sounded like any of these bands in the end but the spirit of these specific songs were what we were tuning into back when we started this band up and after digging this little list up and playing it back all these years later… it still…

Top 5 Things Red Fang Has Made With Beer Cans

October 14, 2010

By Road Chief Chris Coyle (Red Fang) Well, Decibel, you pose a question that can only lead to more questions: Are the cans full or empty? Twelve ounce, tall boys or king kans? Domestic or import? You see, we are no strangers to the beer can in any form and have dedicated the better part…

5 Albums That Remind Me of High School by Laura Pleasants (Kylesa)

October 13, 2010

Danzig: 3 How the Gods KillI think this came out right before I entered high school, but it was a main stay in my CD player throughout the 4 years. I was completely obsessed with Danzig, Samhain and Misfits. I loved it all and listened to this stuff constantly. I think this is probably my…

Nate Hall’s (U.S. Christmas) Top 5 Places in Appalachia

October 7, 2010

My family has been in western North Carolina for hundreds of years, and I can’t imagine life without this place. Everyone in U.S. Christmas (USX) lives in the Appalachian region, so don’t hesitate to hit us up if you plan to visit. Here are some spots I recommend.5. The Blue Ridge Parkway This 469-mile road…