Decibel Meter

Decibel Meter: An Opethian Demon of the Fall

September 24, 2019

Whether you’re a death devotee or prog purist, this month’s seasonally-and-topically-appropriate Decibel Meter has some titles for you.

Decibel Meter: Classics and New Titles, Minus ‘tushka

August 30, 2019

Batushka, Faketushka, Fauxtushka, all the Tushkas; or none, really, as there is no ‘tushka in this month’s Decibel Meter.

The Decibel Meter: Frostdemonwinterstorms …. in July?

July 28, 2019

This month’s Decibel Meter withstands the fall of time, but not quite at the the heart of winter, for a summer/winter battle courtesy of Abbath.

The Decibel Meter: When Temperatures and Release Schedules Are Heating up!

June 28, 2019

Its a scorcher out there: keep your summer raging with new releases from bands like Baroness and Death Angel. Or, beat the heat and hide in the basement with titles from Darkthrone and others!

Decibel Meter: Of Death Metal Tours and Non-Death Metal Albums

February 28, 2019

While this year’s Decibel Tour is very deathly, this month’s Decibel Meter highlights a variety non-deathly genre mainstays like King Diamond, Candlemass, Rotting Christ, Sleep, and High on Fire.

Decibel Meter: Red Before (or on) Black (Friday)

November 23, 2018

Cannibal Corpse, Iron Maiden, and High on Fire are far better uses of your Black Friday cash than a TV. Come on, you know it.

Decibel Meter: Leading up to All Hallows’ Eve, with Behemoth

October 23, 2018

A seasonally appropriate list of titles to summon moonspell rites and rekindle the pagan spirit!

Decibel Meter: Ozzy Osbourne and Record Sales

September 28, 2018

Not to be disagreeing with a living legend here or anything….

Decibel Meter: Pig Destroyer’s Unkind Mind Grind

September 7, 2018

Pursue grindlightenment (or gym success, if that’s more your thing) with this month’s Decibel Meter, courtesy of f.y.e.

Decibel Meter: Immortal Return to the Frozen World of Blashyrkh in Scorching Summer

July 26, 2018

Immortal call forth the freezing wintermoon and bring a chill to summ–er, rather, record collections.

November 2017 Decibel Meter: Red Before Black (Friday)

November 14, 2017

Last April we announced our partnership with f.y.e. for the Decibel Meter, a monthly collection featured both online and in store to make sure you don’t miss any of the essential titles from each month. And while we know you’re preparing to spend all that money in the “savings” account on five-dollar flatscreens and pennies-on-the-dollar…

September 2017 Decibel Meter: Wolves in the Record Collection

August 24, 2017

Wolves in the Throne Room is a band rooted in extremity yet bring something fresh to the genre; this month’s Decibel Meter follows suite.

August 2017 Decibel Meter: …Of the Year of Death Metal!

July 27, 2017

Last April we announced our partnership with f.y.e. for the Decibel Meter, a monthly collection featured both online and in store to make sure you don’t miss any of those essential headbanging, face-melting titles that make your collection extremely extreme. The issue currently on newsstands, which features Suffocation on the cover, declares 2017 THE YEAR…

July 2017 Decibel Meter: Howling, for the Metalhead Shall Rage

July 3, 2017

Need some new music to get you out of that more-of-the-same rut? f.y.e. has got you covered with this month’s Decibel Meter.

December 2016 Decibel Meter: Classic Names, New Titles

December 1, 2016

November was stacked with top-tier releases from genre-defining bands. If you missed any, now is the time to remedy that, and f.y.e. has got them all bundled together in one place for you.

Permanent (Violent) Insomnia (of Unreason) Means More Time for Metal With the November 2016 Decibel Meter

October 19, 2016

Meshuggah, played at loud volumes, awake better than any cute cellphone alarms. Fact. And profuse headbanging maintains wakefulness better than the strongest coffee. Also fact.

Delve Deeper into Your Neurosis with the October 2016 Decibel Meter

September 16, 2016

Neurosis, Neurosis, Neurosis, Neurosis. This month’s Decibel Meter has Neurosis records aplenty, in addition to some of the best noise that you need to hear.  

Make Your Next House Party a Thrashing Rager with the September 2016 Decibel Meter

August 19, 2016

Our picks for this issue pull from a variety of styles and include the old, the new, the reformed, and the reinvigorated.