death metal

Grave Miasma

May 9, 2016

Endless Pilgrimage
A time to kill, a time to heal.
dB Rating: 8/10

Hall of Fame Countdown: Nile’s Amongst The Catacombs Of Nephren-Ka

May 5, 2016

Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka is a near-perfect death metal album—absolutely pummeling and technically astonishing, yet layered with unique instrumentation and musical phrasing that give it an ancient, otherworldly atmosphere. Ranking such a slab of awesomeness from “worst to best” is about as ridiculous as Sully Erna’s face tattoo, but that’s never stopped us before!

Withered

May 4, 2016

Grief Relic
Be like Mike
dB Rating: 8/10

Q&A: Rick Rozz and his new band, The End

May 4, 2016

Catching up with Rick Rozz (& bassist/vocalist Michael Grim) to exacerbate our need to hear the debut EP of his new band, The End.

Lyric Video Premiere of Heading-Crushing Heaviness from Australia’s Sanzu

April 29, 2016

A Gojira-like sledgehammer for your skull. That’s what Fridays call for, right?

Hands of Despair Gain More Than They Lose On Bereft (Interview)

April 26, 2016

New album, Bereft, turns all the black/death goodness up to (generating random and completely unexpected number) eleven, and we demanded an audience with Côté.  You might have read some of Côté’s thoughts in Issue #139 (May 2016, Amon Amarth cover), but now you can check out the rest of the interview and get a listen to this consistently powerful underground metal act.

Asphyx Debut Decibel Magazine Theme Song “Deathibel”!

April 21, 2016

Hear the first new Asphyx song in four years, which also happens to be the new official Decibel theme song.

Horrendous’ Top 5 Other-Worldly Death Metal Albums of All Time

April 14, 2016

In anticipation of Choosing Death Fest, get your weird on with Horrendous.

Album Premiere: Necrot’s “The Labyrinth” Compiles Death of the Rotting (and Excellent) Kind

April 7, 2016

Necro + rot in the title = alive + fresh in the songs. In a crypt-dwelling, corpse-ridden sort of way, that is. 

Scream Deathly Gore with this Gruesome Track Premiere

April 6, 2016

“Forces of Death,” from upcoming Scream Bloody Gore/demos-inspired Dimensions of Horror, is the Deathly metal you need in your day. Immediately.

Choosing Death Fest Preview

April 4, 2016

Originally printed in our April 2016 issue, get acquainted with death ahead of the big event (Choosing Death Fest, that is). 

Exclusive Death Metal Song Premiere: Pugatoire Bring the Heaviness from Quebec

April 1, 2016

“Des Siecles a décimer” calls for immediate headbanging promptly followed by a horror film of the utmost goriness. 

Taphos Nomos’ Top 5 Eco-Conscious Metal Songs

March 31, 2016

Mountain of Doom provides “verba/vox/chants” for Choosing Death Fest “Prehadean Sublithic Death/Doom” squad Taphos Nomos. With such nomenclature, how could we not ask them for something earthy?

Stream the “Death Metal Soundtrack to the Dark Corners of Sci-Fi” by Nucleus

March 29, 2016

Part space, part old school, part its own thing entirely, Sentient is death metal not to be missed. 

Asphyx to release “Deathibel” via Decibel Flexi Series!

March 24, 2016

The first new Asphyx song in four years is a tribute to your favorite metal magazine… which you’ll need to subscribe to if you want this exclusive flexi disc. 

Top 5 Dan Seagrave Covers of 1991

March 23, 2016

Decibel’s all about honoring 1991’s 25th anniversary – just check issue #137’s Metal Maniacs design homage and the “Top 30 Albums of 1991” feature. So when it comes to celebrating our favorite album covers from that landmark year, there’s no better place to start than with Dan Seagrave.

Derkéta’s Top 5 Doomy Death Metal Songs of All Time

March 21, 2016

Frontwoman Sharon Bascovsky dooms you to death in honor of Choosing Death Fest. 

Wormed

March 21, 2016

Krighsu
Shedders and shredders
dB Rating: 9/10

Horrified Plumb the Depths of Despair with New Album, Of Despair

March 15, 2016

English death-mongering quartet Horrified are on the brink of detonating their new album of of melancholic rage (due out March 25 on Stormspell Records), and they want you to hear it here first.

Dream Death

March 14, 2016

Dissemination
Still crazy good after all these years
dB Rating: 8/10

Horrendous Debut Decibel Flexi Track “Sentenced”

March 10, 2016

Decibel’s 2015 Album of the Year winners are back with a brand new track via our vaunted Flexi Series. 

Exclusive Song Premiere: Space Out with Mithras

March 7, 2016

Get out past the stratosphere with a new track from the upcoming On Strange Loops.