Lists

Five Can’t-Miss Sets at Psycho Las Vegas 2018

August 15, 2018

Psycho Las Vegas returns this weekend. Here are Decibel‘s most-anticipated performances of the fest.

Feel the Heat: The Top 10 Songs About Burning

August 3, 2018

It’s August. It’s really hot outside. So hot that it BURNS. Burning is pretty metal though, right? So here’s ten great songs about burning!

Decibel Meter: Immortal Return to the Frozen World of Blashyrkh in Scorching Summer

July 26, 2018

Immortal call forth the freezing wintermoon and bring a chill to summ–er, rather, record collections.

Mining for Black Metal Gold Part 2: 6 More Great Underground Bands

July 20, 2018

Summer days are hot, but the moon is freezing no matter what month it is. So here’s 6 underground black metal bands for you to blast when the sun goes down.

Mining for Black Metal Gold: 6 Great Underground Bands

May 25, 2018

There’s a lot of great underground black metal bands out there among the leather-wearing and corpse-painted multitude. This article features music by Riivaus, Nyctophilia, Atra Vetosus, Antimateria, Ühtceare and Nox.

The Top 5 “Sell Out” Thrash Songs

May 9, 2018

Decibel reconsiders five perfect songs from the “sell-out” age of thrash metal in the ’90s.

Wrekmeister Harmonies Give A Master Class in Unorthodox Heaviness

April 11, 2018

Want to find out more about how Wrekmeister Harmonies learned to sonically collapse your consciousness? Of course you do!

Rage Without End: Peerless Hardcore Archivist Sunny Singh is Taking hate5six 24-7

March 21, 2018

The best goddamn producer of scene-documenting live hardcore videos of all time is taking his game to the next level. And you can help.

Five Times the Cry Now, Cry Later compilations totally ruled

February 22, 2018

In the early ’90s, the Cry Now, Cry Later compilations had the cream of the power violence crop; here are five times the compilation series totally ruled.

Rank & Defile: Ivar Bjørnson Orders Enslaved’s Albums from Worst to Best

February 15, 2018

In celebration of the start of the seventh incarnation of the Decibel Magazine Tour, Enslaved creative force Ivar Bjørnson ranks the band’s albums from worst to best.

How Denver Post-Hardcore Brawlers Fathers Found Their Fighting Spirit

February 14, 2018

Are you mad as hell and not going to take it anymore? Denver’s Fathers is here to help.

The Top Ten Metal Reunion Albums

February 9, 2018

Don’t call them comebacks. Call them the best reunion albums in metal history.

Five Times Abacus Records Got it Right

January 11, 2018

When it came to mid-to-early 2000s metalcore and heavy post-hardcore, Abacus Records were on fire. Here are five times they killed it.

Demo:listen: Best of 2017

December 29, 2017

On this week’s Demo:listen we invite some of our friends to share their favorite demos of 2017, while we count down some demo highlights of the year that—for whatever reason—we never got a chance to feature.

Napalm Death: The wilderness years ranked

December 21, 2017

Continuing the fun that our Napalm Death special issue started, here we examine and rank the band’s four “wilderness years” albums from worst to best.

Top 5 Records of 2017 That Tied For #41

December 19, 2017

The biggest problem with our Top 40 Albums of 2017 is that it’s hard to fit 45 albums onto that list. Let’s expand our horizons with Black Anvil, Vallenfyre, Forgotten Tomb, Grave Pleasures and Suffering Hour.

To Mordor and Back: 5 Great Summoning Songs

December 15, 2017

In anticipation of their latest album, “With Doom We Come,” in 2018, here are 5 great songs to get into Summoning, the masters of Tolkien black metal.

Rank and Defile: Shane Embury Orders Napalm Death’s Albums from Worst to Best

December 13, 2017

Taken from the pages of our limited edition Napalm Death Special Issue, Napalm’s legendary bassist orders the extreme metal institution’s LP discography.

Top Ten Black-Thrash Albums by Steve Jansson (Daeva)

December 6, 2017

Steve Jansson (Crypt Sermon, Trenchrot, Daeva) discusses his top 10 black-thrash albums with Decibel.

The Deep, Dark Heavy Metal Roots of Occult Horror Comic New Canaan

December 6, 2017

Welcome to New Canaan, where the panics are all satanic and the metals ultra heavy.

Somewhere in Time: 5 Debuts That Turned 30 in 2017

November 27, 2017

1987 was a massive year for extreme music, with debut albums from Death, Napalm Death, Guns N’ Roses and more. We revisit them.