Editorial

Fallow Heart: Transmissions From a World of Paine

September 13, 2019

“Progress is born of doubt and inquiry. The Church never doubts, never inquires. To doubt is heresy, to inquire is to admit that you do not know—the Church does neither.” —Robert G. Ingersoll

Retrospective: Toxodeth’s “Mysteries about Life and Death”

September 5, 2019

Looking back on Toxodeth‘s 1990 disasterpiece Mysteries about Life and Death.

Fallow Heart: Gemini One: Blunt Body Theory

August 30, 2019

Come exist above the threshold of consciousness with German doom duo Gemini One.

Objection Overruled: Accept’s Albums from Worst to Best

August 22, 2019

In which we rank Accept‘s albums from worst to best.

My Awesome Day Job: Thomas Winkler of Gloryhammer

August 21, 2019

Come! and hear the tale of how a humble notary from the Swiss Alps becomes inter-dimensional power metal hero Angus McFife.

Five Things Every Band Booking Their Own Tour Should Know, by Ben Ward of Orange Goblin

August 14, 2019

On the eve of his own U.S. tour, Orange Goblin frontman Ben Ward provides five pro tips that every band who is booking their own tour should practice.

Primitive Origins: Randy Holden’s “Population II”

August 8, 2019

Re-examining how Randy Holden foreshadowed Eyehategod’s down and dirty sludge in 1969 on Population II.

Retrospective: Mare’s “Mare”

August 1, 2019

Mare showed the world how experimental sludge and post-metal should be done with their only release, 2004’s self-titled EP.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Sacred Reich’s “Heal”

July 11, 2019

Looking back and justifying Sacred Reich‘s underrated 1996 album Heal, which doesn’t really sound like what you remember it sounding like.

Fallow Heart: Heavy Meta Intermezzo and Sculptured

July 8, 2019

And, now, over 2,500 words on Sculptured, the recently-revived prog death project of former Agalloch axeman Don Anderson

Five More Times Megadeth Just Absolutely Killed It

July 4, 2019

To show our support for Dave Mustaine kicking cancer’s ass, we present to you Five More Times Megadeth Just Absolutely Killed It.

Five Thrash Covers We Wish Never Happened

June 13, 2019

There were a lot of bad covers back in thrash’s heyday. Here are five of the worst offenders.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Stephen Brodsky of Cave In

June 6, 2019

To celebrate the release of Cave In‘s new album, Final Transmission, we caught up with vocalist/guitarist Stephen Brodsky to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Game of Moans: Neill Jameson Defends the Final Season of ‘Game of Thrones’

May 22, 2019

Decibel columnist and Krieg vocalist Neill Jameson encourages you to maybe enjoy something good, like the end of Game of Thrones, for once in your life.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Dave Bland of Full of Hell

May 16, 2019

To celebrate the release of Full of Hell’s new album, Weeping Choir, we caught up with drummer Dave Bland to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Fallow Heart: Conquer Divide

May 3, 2019

Forrest Pitts offers a little friendly and philosophical advice for a struggling metalcore band,

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Hozoji Matheson-Margullis and Ben Verellen of Helms Alee

April 25, 2019

To celebrate the release of Helms Alee‘s new album, Noctiluca, we caught up with drummer/vocalist Hozoji Matheson-Margullis and guitarist/vocalist Ben Verellen to find out what five heavy albums changed their lives.

Fallow Heart: Inner Self (Part II)

April 19, 2019

Decibel contributor Forrest Pitts continues to ruminate on the inner self.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Celtic Frost’s “To Mega Therion”

April 11, 2019

Ranking the songs on Celtic Frost‘s Hall of Fame-inducted masterpiece To Mega Therion from worst to best.

Fallow Heart: I Think, Therefore I Ectovoid

April 5, 2019

Taking a deeper look at the process of writing a review.

10 Bands That Great Falls Want to See On Their West Coast Tour

April 2, 2019

Great Falls count down the sets they’re most excited to see on their US tour.

Fallow Heart: Everyone’s a Critic

March 22, 2019

It’s a long way to the top if you wanna… write about extreme metal?