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Album Review: Terminal Nation

August 4, 2020

Arkansas assbeaters Terminal Nation are responsible for the year’s toughest album.

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: -(16)- – ‘Dream Squasher’

June 3, 2020

Southern California’s sludge godfather’s new record, Dream Squasher, turns the lights out on hope this Friday.

Album Review: Carach Angren – ‘Franckensteina Strataemontanus’

May 20, 2020

Symphonic black metal horror hounds Carach Angren deliver the ghoul time with Franckensteina Strataemontanus.

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.

Album Review: Schammasch – ‘Hearts of No Light’

November 8, 2019

Swiss eccentrics Schammasch follow up a triple album with their boldest statement yet.

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.