Editorial

Fight Fire with Fire: ‘We Are the Romans’ vs. ‘Calculating Infinity’

April 2, 2020

Botch‘s We Are the Romans and The Dillinger Escape Plan‘s Calculating Infinity go head to head in the ultimate metalcore showdown.

An Asshole’s Guide to Surviving the Musical Apocalypse

March 16, 2020

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping the global economy by the hour. There are few certainties, but Krieg’s Neill Jameson offers some ways to help your favorite artists in the metal scene.

Bullshit on Parade: Why Are You Really Angry About Rage Against the Machine Ticket Prices?

February 19, 2020

Krieg’s Neill Jameson gathers some facts on the recent public backlash against Rage Against the Machine‘s high-priced concert tickets

Fight Fire with Fire: ‘Heartwork’ vs. ‘Slaughter of the Soul’

January 30, 2020

Pitting Heartwork against Slaughter of the Soul to find out once and for all which is the better album.

The Lazarus Pit: ZnöWhite’s All Hail to Thee

January 9, 2020

We explain why ZnöWhite‘s 1984 debut, All Hail to Thee, absolutely rules in the return of The Lazarus Pit.

Blast Worship: The Top 50 Grind/Powerviolence Albums of 2010-2019: Part 5

December 30, 2019

The final installment of our five-part countdown of the Top 50 grindcore and powerviolence releases of the decade

Mainstream Metal is F*cking Dead

December 27, 2019

As we close out the decade, Decibel has an infernal correspondence on the demise of relevant major-label metal

Low Culture: Neill Jameson’s Top 10 Albums of the Decade

December 23, 2019

Everyone’s doing it, so why can’t he? Check out our longtime columnist and Krieg frontman’s 10 best from the past 10 years.

Blast Worship: The Top 50 Grind/Powerviolence Albums of 2010-2019: Part 4

December 18, 2019

Part Four of our five-part countdown of the Top 50 grindcore and powerviolence releases of the decade

Extreme Archaeology: Primitive Origins’ Top Five Proto-Metal Discoveries of 2019

December 12, 2019

Remembering the five best, and heaviest, proto-metal songs we discussed in Primitive Origins this year.

Blast Worship: The Top 50 Grind/Powerviolence Albums of 2010-2019: Part 3

December 10, 2019

Part Three of our five-part countdown of the Top 50 grindcore and powerviolence releases of the decade

Rank & Defile: Nile’s Albums Ordered from Worst to Best

December 4, 2019

To celebrate the recent release of the USDM heroes’ latest album, Vile Nilotic Rites, we rank Nile‘s studio LP discography.

Blast Worship: The Top 50 Grind/Powerviolence Albums of 2010-2019: Part 2

December 3, 2019

Part Two of our five-part countdown of the Top 50 grindcore and powerviolence releases of the decade

Blast Worship: The Top 50 Grind/Powerviolence Albums of 2010-2019: Part 1

November 26, 2019

Part of 1 of our five-part countdown of the Top 50 grindcore and powerviolence releases of the decade.

Matt Harvey of Exhumed’s Top Five Favorite Old-School Horror Movies

October 31, 2019

Exhumed‘s Matt Harvey gives us his five favorite old-school horror flicks, to celebrate Halloween and the band’s new album, Horror.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Grayson Stewart of Norma Jean

October 24, 2019

To celebrate the release of their new album, All Hail, we caught up with Grayson Stewart of Norma Jean to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Top 5 Things That Will Kill You in Australia By Andy Gillion (solo, Mors Principium Est)

October 21, 2019

Prodigious Mors Principium Est guitarist and songwriter Andy Gillion visits his own Neverafter-land on self-financed debut, Neverafter, feat. Jeff Loomis.

The Five Dark Descent Releases that Mean the Most to Owner Matt Calvert

October 10, 2019

To celebrate Dark Descent Records’ 10th anniversary, we caught up with owner Matt Calvert to find out what five DD releases mean the most to him.

Top 5 Unsung Symphonic Black Metal Albums

September 23, 2019

Decibel lists the Top 5 Unsung Symphonic Black Metal Albums with Bishop of Hexen, Diabolical Masquerade, Anorexia Nervosa, Gehenna and SiriuS.

10 Great Albums for Autumn

September 20, 2019

Enter an eternal autumn of moors and misty fields, walk through blackwater parks of rain without end, and look to the October rust as night shades descend.

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.