review

“We Were Punishing People”: A Review of Deadguy: Killing Music

September 21, 2021

The seminal sonic slaying of Deadguy gets the documentary treatment just ahead of the classic lineup’s first show in more than a quarter century at Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest.

Album Review: DARE – ‘Against All Odds’

August 18, 2021

DARE deserve to be spoken of in the same breath as Rotting Out, Mizery, Incendiary and others at the vanguard of hardcore.

Album Review: Deafheaven – ‘Infinite Granite’

August 12, 2021

Maybe Deafheaven‘s shocking shoegaze departure on Infinite Granite isn’t all that shocking after all

Album Review: Craven Idol – ‘Forked Tongues’

July 19, 2021

British black/death immolators Craven Idol deliver Decibel‘s album of the week via Forked Tongues.

Album Review: Withered – ‘Verloren’

June 28, 2021

We welcome back black/death/existential pain machine Withered with their first new album in five years.

Album Review: Go Ahead and Die – ‘Go Ahead and Die’

June 1, 2021

Max Cavalera and son Igor spend some quality father-son time together, along with Khemmis/Black Curse drummer Zach Coleman.

(Still) No Longer At Ease: The Story of Highly Influential NYHC Legends Beyond Finally Told

May 5, 2021

A revelatory new documentary on metal-tinged progressive hardcore outfit Beyond lives up to the band’s moniker.

Album Review: Cannibal Corpse – ‘Violence Unimagined’

April 15, 2021

With the addition of the legendary Erik Rutan, Cannibal Corpse reconquer the death metal throne on Violence Unimagined.

Album Review: Cult of Luna – ‘The Raging River’

February 1, 2021

Post-metalgaze favorites Cult of Luna return with nearly an LP’s worth of an EP.

Album Review: Deeds of Flesh – ‘Nucleus’

January 12, 2021

The legacy of the late Erik Lindmark is at the center of the new Deeds of Flesh LP, Nucleus.

Album Review: Frozen Soul – ‘Crypt of Ice’

January 7, 2021

Fort Worth’s Frozen Soul deliver a stone cold case of death metal on their debut LP Crypt of Ice.

Album Review: Dark Tranquillity – ‘Moment’

November 16, 2020

Melodic Swedish death metal heroes Dark Tranquillity return with their first new studio LP in four years.

Album Review: Benediction – ‘Scriptures’

October 13, 2020

Over 25 years after their highwater mark, U.K. death dealer Benediction finally transcend the rubicon once more.

Album Review: Svalbard – ‘When I Die, Will I Get Better?’

September 21, 2020

Bristol, U.K. trio Svalbard didn’t merely make a better record than 2018’s solid It’s Hard to Have Hope, but delivered the first truly great album of their career.

Comes Like the Flood: Anthrax’s “Persistence of Time” Turns 30

September 10, 2020

Thirty years ago Anthrax released the thrash metal apotheosis Persistence of Time, a timeless record which remains as beguiling and potent as ever.

Album Review: Necrot – ‘Mortal’

August 24, 2020

Bay area death metallers Necrot return with a sophomore leveler for the ages

Album Review: Voidceremony – ‘Entropic Reflections Continuum: Dimensional Unravel’

June 29, 2020

Ramona, CA’s Voidceremony‘s long-awaited first full length album, Entropic Reflections Continuum: Dimensional Unravel may be the death metal debut of the year.

Album Review: Body Count – ‘Carnivore’

March 5, 2020

On with the Twitter follower count, and the new Body Count album, Carnivore.

Album Review: Sepultura – ‘Quadra’

January 28, 2020

Sepultura‘s latest, Quadra, is Decibel‘s album of the week.

Album Review: Mortiis – ‘Spirit of Rebellion’

January 22, 2020

The dark dungeon music progenitor returns to his “Era 1” form with this reimagining of 1995 classic Ånden som Gjorde Opprør.

Album Review: Midnight – ‘Rebirth by Blasphemy’

January 14, 2020

Midnight take their sacrilegious heavy metal earworms overground and to the next level.

For Those About to Squawk: Waldo Pecks on Blut aus Nord, Profanatica and 1349

October 4, 2019

Our favorite review-writing bird, covers his beak in corpsepaint and gets his feathers ruffled by some true-ish black metal.