Editorial

Hall of Fame Countdown: Carcass’ “Heartwork”

November 15, 2018

Ranking the songs on Carcass‘ Hall of Fame-inducted 1993 masterwork Heartwork from worst to best.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Flo Mounier of Cryptopsy

October 25, 2018

We celebrate the release of Cryptopsy‘s new EP by finding out what five albums changed drummer Flo Mounier’s life.

Reconsidering Frehley’s Comet

October 18, 2018

Looking back on Ace Frehley’s excellent post-KISS band, Frehley’s Comet.

Five Times John Bush Just Goddamn Ruled

October 11, 2018

Whether ripping it up in Armored Saint or in Anthrax, John Bush rules. Here are five times the singer just goddamn ruled.

Scott Kelly: Mastodon’s Essential Collaborator

October 1, 2018

Scott Kelly has been a constant guest on each Mastodon album since Leviathan. Decibel compiled a cohesively-running playlist of those songs.

Bandcamp Donating 100% of Their Share to Voting Rights Project Today

September 28, 2018

Bandcamp are donating their share to the Voting Rights Project today. Buy some music and make a difference.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Michel “Away” Langevin of Voivod

September 20, 2018

To celebrate the release of Voivod‘s new album, The Wake, we caught up with drummer Michel “Away” Langevin and found out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Five Times Suicidal Tendencies Confused the Hell Out of Us

September 6, 2018

Someone’s gotta finally admit it: Suicidal Tendencies are hella confusing. Here are five times they really threw us for a loop.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Hanno Klänhardt from Mantar

August 30, 2018

We catch up with Mantar‘s Hanno Klänhardt to find out what the five heavy albums that changed his life were.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Jesse Matthewson from KEN mode

August 23, 2018

To celebrate the release of their new album, Loved, we caught up with KEN mode guitarist/vocalist Jesse Matthewson to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Feel the Heat: The Top 10 Songs About Burning

August 3, 2018

It’s August. It’s really hot outside. So hot that it BURNS. Burning is pretty metal though, right? So here’s ten great songs about burning!

Mining for Black Metal Gold Part 2: 6 More Great Underground Bands

July 20, 2018

Summer days are hot, but the moon is freezing no matter what month it is. So here’s 6 underground black metal bands for you to blast when the sun goes down.

Retrospective: One Eyed God Prophecy’s “One Eyed God Prophecy”

July 19, 2018

Revisiting the chaotic metallic hardcore of One Eyed God Prophecy‘s self-titled 1996 album.

Mining for Black Metal Gold: 6 Great Underground Bands

May 25, 2018

There’s a lot of great underground black metal bands out there among the leather-wearing and corpse-painted multitude. This article features music by Riivaus, Nyctophilia, Atra Vetosus, Antimateria, Ühtceare and Nox.

Svalbard’s Serena Cherry on Underground Metal’s Enduring Gender Bias

May 17, 2018

The guitarist/vocalist of English metal band Svalbard pens a guest editorial about her experiences as a woman in the underground metal scene.

The Top 5 “Sell Out” Thrash Songs

May 9, 2018

Decibel reconsiders five perfect songs from the “sell-out” age of thrash metal in the ’90s.

Caleb Scofield Will Always Be Here

April 11, 2018

J. Bennett remembers his friend and former Cave In/Old Man Gloom/Zozobra bassist Caleb Scofield.

An Extremely Extreme Voice For Common Sense

March 23, 2018

Let’s imagine a world where kids can get lost in records and find themselves again. Let’s imagine a world where the bridge to adulthood doesn’t include fearing for your life.