Lists

Tales From the Metalnomicon: Gregory Bastianelli’s Heavy Metal Inspired Horror Novels

June 3, 2020

New Hampshire horror novelist Gregory Bastianelli reveals the extremely extreme sonic foundations of his latest blood-soaked supernatural opus “Snowball.”

Five For Friday: May 29, 2020

May 29, 2020

This week’s featured set of new releases includes entries from epic practitioners like Atavistia and Sorcerer, along with crushers like Xibalba.

Five For Friday: May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020

This week’s featured new releases include albums from Cauldron Black Ram, Esoctrilihum, along with some hardcore and deathy NWOBHM-style jams!

Five For Friday: May 15, 2020

May 15, 2020

This week’s selection of new releases includes ACxDC (read that carefully, it’s the grind one), Paradise Lost, Voodoo Gods and more!

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Sergio Amalfitano of AcxDC

May 14, 2020

To celebrate the release of Satan Is King, the new record from power-violence-grinding punks ACxDC, we caught up with vocalist Sergio Amalfitano to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Five For Friday: May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020

This week’s edition of Five for Friday include the new jams from Swedish legends, Naglfar, the prog acolytes in Green Carnation and much more!

Five for Friday: May 1, 2020

May 1, 2020

This week’s new releases include the latest from death metal masters Vader, neo-thrash titans Havok and a host other bands from across the metal landscape.

Five For Friday: April 24, 2020

April 24, 2020

This week’s new releases include albums from Katatonia, Ulcerate and other luminaries of trad-metal, death metal, and raw black metal.

Five For Friday: April 17, 2020

April 17, 2020

This week’s round of new releases comes stacked with crushing death metal, symphonic black metal, and super-duper weirdo black metal.

A Cosmic Calling: 10 Essential Psych Releases Selected by Oranssi Pazuzu’s Ontto & Ikon

April 13, 2020

Psychedelic black metal heroes Oranssi Pazuzu pick their Top 10 krautrock/psych/prog rock LPs. Find out what made the cut.

Five For Friday: April 10, 2020

April 10, 2020

This week’s installment of new heavy music comes full of death metal, death metal, death metal and, well, more death metal!

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.