review

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.

Album Review: Haunter – ‘Sacramental Death Qualia’

September 5, 2019

San Antonio quartet continue their evolution from crust punks to underground metal force.

Album Review: Sacred Reich – ‘Awakening’

August 23, 2019

The first new Sacred Reich LP since 1996 might actually be their best album yet.

Album Review: Cerebral Rot – ‘Odious Decent Into Decay’

August 5, 2019

Northwest death metallers deliver a twisted reeking mass of repulsive decay — and we LOVE it.

Album Review: Tomb Mold – ‘Planetary Clairvoyance’

July 25, 2019

The wait for Tomb Mold’s next death metal masterpiece is over before it began

Album Review: Abbath – ‘Outstrider’

July 5, 2019

Goodnight Wintermoon – the former Immortal frontman emerges from the cold with album #2.

Album Review: Memoriam – ‘Requiem for Mankind’

June 19, 2019

Former Bolt Thrower and current Benediction members return with their third LP in as many years.

Album Review: Pinkish Black – ‘Concept Unification’

June 13, 2019

There are no other colors in the extreme music rainbow quite like Pinkish Black.

Album Review: Pelican – ‘Nighttime Stories’

June 3, 2019

Instru-metal heroes return with their first full-length LP in six years.

Album Review: Gaahls WYRD – ‘GastiR – Ghosts Invited’

May 29, 2019

The controversial ex-Gorgoroth frontman returns with what may be his best work to date.

Album Review: Haunt – ‘If Icarus Could Fly’

May 23, 2019

The ever-prolific Trevor William Church returns with the strongest collection of Haunt anthems to date.

Live/Film Review: ‘Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records’

April 25, 2019

The “Experience” run of dates will have wrapped up two days before the time you read this, but if you come across Industrial Accident, it’s very worthy of your viewing time.