Retrospective

Retrospective: Benümb’s “Soul of the Martyr”

October 3, 2019

Looking back on Benümb‘s 1998 debut, a gloriously unhinged document of power violence and grindcore.

Retrospective: Toxodeth’s “Mysteries about Life and Death”

September 5, 2019

Looking back on Toxodeth‘s 1990 disasterpiece Mysteries about Life and Death.

Retrospective: Mare’s “Mare”

August 1, 2019

Mare showed the world how experimental sludge and post-metal should be done with their only release, 2004’s self-titled EP.

Retrospective: His Hero Is Gone’s “Monuments to Thieves”

May 23, 2019

Revisiting the brilliant bleak hellscape of crust apocalypse that is His Hero Is Gone‘s 1997 album Monuments to Thieves.

Retrospective: Cerberus Shoal’s “…and Farewell to Hightide”

April 4, 2019

Revisiting Cerberus Shoal‘s 1997 post-rock masterpiece …and Farewell to Hightide.

Retrospective: Failure’s “Magnified” 25 Years Later

March 8, 2019

Decibel revisits Failure‘s criminally-underrated Magnified on its 25th anniversary.

Retrospective: Malhavoc’s “Premeditated Murder”

January 24, 2019

Looking back on Malhavoc‘s strange and excellent Premeditated Murder.

Retrospective: Extreme Napalm Terror’s “Impulse to Destroy”

December 13, 2018

Looking back on the strange case of Extreme Napalm Terror and their 1989 album Impulse to Destroy, which may or may not have been a complete joke.

Reconsidering Frehley’s Comet

October 18, 2018

Looking back on Ace Frehley’s excellent post-KISS band, Frehley’s Comet.

Retrospective: One Eyed God Prophecy’s “One Eyed God Prophecy”

July 19, 2018

Revisiting the chaotic metallic hardcore of One Eyed God Prophecy‘s self-titled 1996 album.

Retrospective: Union of Uranus’ “Disaster by Design”

June 28, 2018

Looking back on Union of Uranus‘s 1995 double 7″ Disaster by Design.

Retrospective: Acme’s “…To Reduce the Choir to One Soloist”

May 10, 2018

Looking back on the 24 minutes of insanity that make up Acme‘s …To Reduce the Choir to One Soloist 22 years later.

Retrospective: Dystopia’s “Human = Garbage”

April 5, 2018

Revisiting Dystopia‘s 1994 masterpiece of despair and extreme experimentalism, Human = Garbage.

Retrospective: Assück’s “Anticapital” is 15 minutes of grindcore history

February 8, 2018

In 1991, Assück released one of the greatest grind records of all time, Anticapital . Today, we revisit it.

Retrospective: Confessor’s “Condemned” still completely unique a quarter-century later

October 26, 2017

Confessor released Condemned 26 years ago and confounded us all at the time. Today, we recognize it’s an unquestionable doom-metal classic.

Retrospective: Thirty Years of Big Black’s “Songs About Fucking”

September 11, 2017

Thirty years ago, Big Black released their final opus, Songs About Fucking. We revisit what exactly made that last album so important.