Editorial

“We Were Punishing People”: A Review of Deadguy: Killing Music

September 21, 2021

The seminal sonic slaying of Deadguy gets the documentary treatment just ahead of the classic lineup’s first show in more than a quarter century at Decibel Magazine Metal & Beef Fest.

Five Times Harvcore Records Ruled

September 13, 2021

Revisiting hardcore label Harvcore Records.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Ross Hansen of Ingrown

September 2, 2021

Pissed-off ragers Ingrown recently released their debut album Gun, so we got vocalist/guitarist Ross Hansen to tell us what five heavy albums changed his life.

Fight Fire With Fire: ‘Vincebus Eruptum’ vs. ‘Population II’

August 26, 2021

For this Fight Fire With Fire installment, we go proto-metal and pit Blue Cheer and their 1968 debut Vincebus Eruptum, against the more obscure Randy Holden and his Population II.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Morbid Angel’s ‘Illud Divinum Insanus’

August 5, 2021

Crunching the numbers on Morbid Angel‘s ill-fated Illud Divinum Insanus and defending 54.55 percent of it.

Low Fidelity: Vintage Vinyl and The Precarious State of the Indie Record Store

July 29, 2021

Krieg’s Neill Jameson reflects on the closing of New Jersey’s legendary Vintage Vinyl and what it means for your favorite indie record store.

The Lazarus Pit: Toxik’s ‘World Circus’

July 22, 2021

Revisiting Toxik’s thrashtastic 1987 debut World Circus.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Destruction’s “Cracked Brain”

July 12, 2021

In which we reconsider thrash metal heroes Destruction‘s first Schimer-less foray, 1990’s overlooked Cracked Brain.

Top 5 Venues I Miss The Most by Aaron Beam (Red Fang)

July 5, 2021

Hard-workin’, heavy-rockin’ quartet Red Fang recall their Top 5 music venues. Fall 2021 tour announced. New album, Arrows, out now!

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Lennart Bossu of Amenra

July 1, 2021

To celebrate the release of their new album, De Doorn, we caught up with Amenra‘s Lennart Bossu to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Mike Thompson of Withered

June 24, 2021

To celebrate the release of Withered‘s new LP, Verloren, we caught up with vocalist/guitarist Mike Thompson to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Fight Fire with Fire: ‘Scum’ vs. ‘Horrified’

June 17, 2021

It’s an early-grindcore showdown as we try to figure out what album is better: Napalm Death‘s Scum or Repulsion‘s Horrified.

The Lazarus Pit: Sortilège’s ‘Métamorphose’

June 10, 2021

Revisiting Sortilège’s 1984 record Métamorphose and its English-language counterpart Metamorphosis.

Primitive Origins: The Power of Zeus’ ‘The Gospel According to Zeus’

June 3, 2021

Checking out the only album from The Power of Zeus to see if the tunes hold up in heaviness 51 years later.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Blöthar of Gwar

May 27, 2021

To celebrate the release of Gwar’s new EP, The Disc With No Name, we caught up with vocalist Blöthar the Berserker to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

The Lazarus Pit: Torch’s ‘Electrikiss’

May 20, 2021

Looking back on Torch‘s 1984 album Electrikiss, outrageous cover and all.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Black Sabbath’s “Mob Rules”

May 13, 2021

Ranking the songs on Black Sabbath’s Hall of Fame-inducted, Dio-led masterpiece Mob Rules from least awesome to most awesome.

Fight Fire with Fire: ‘High ‘n’ Dry’ vs. ‘Lightning to the Nations’

April 29, 2021

It’s the ultimate NWOBHM showdown when Def Leppard‘s High ‘n’ Dry takes on Diamond Head‘s Lightning to the Nations in today’s Fight Fire with Fire.

The Lazarus Pit: Omen’s ‘Battle Cry’

April 22, 2021

Looking back on Omen’s 1984 debut Battle Cry and giving it the headbanging love it deserves.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: M.O.D.’s “Surfin’ M.O.D.”

April 15, 2021

If Municipal Waste released it, you’d love it, so let’s give M.O.D.’s Surfin’ M.O.D. the attention it deserves.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Dan Weyandt of Zao

April 8, 2021

To celebrate the release of their new album, The Crimson Corridor, we find out what five heavy albums changed Zao vocalist Dan Weyandt’s life.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Ian Shelton of Regional Justice Center

March 25, 2021

To celebrate the release of Regional Justice Center‘s new album, Crime and Punishment, we caught up with drummer/vocalist Ian Shelton to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Mike Williams of Eyehategod

March 18, 2021

To celebrate the release of Eyehategod‘s A History of Nomadic Behavior, we caught up with vocalist Mike Williams to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Discharge’s “Grave New World”

March 11, 2021

A crust-punk angel cries every time Discharge‘s Grave New World is spun, but today we’re here to justify the punk band’s foray into glam.

Fight Fire with Fire: ‘Scream Bloody Gore’ vs. ‘Seven Churches’

February 25, 2021

In which we pit Death‘s Scream Bloody Gore vs. Possessed‘s Seven Churches in the battle for old-school death metal supremacy.

They Were the Storm: Five Times The Dillinger Escape Plan Knocked Us On Our Asses

February 4, 2021

Looking back on the beautiful chaos that was The Dillinger Escape Plan and their Top 5 most paradigm-shifting moments.