Editorial

Fallow Heart: Everyone’s a Critic

March 22, 2019

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

Five Times Megadeth Just Absolutely Killed It

March 21, 2019

To celebrate the release of their new anthology collection, we look back at five times Megadeth just absolutely killed it.

Eulogy: The Trocadero – A Philadelphia Music Institution Closes

March 18, 2019

Eulogy time: The Trocadero, a Philadelphia music institution, to close permanently.

Retrospective: Failure’s “Magnified” 25 Years Later

March 8, 2019

Decibel revisits Failure‘s criminally-underrated Magnified on its 25th anniversary.

Fallow Heart: Hardcore (Sur)Realities

March 1, 2019

Decibel contributor Forrest Pitts considers the lessons he learned from hardcore.

Rankings Beyond Redemption: Cathedral’s Albums from Worst to Best

February 28, 2019

Putting all of doom metal legends Cathedral‘s albums in their rightful place.

Fallow Heart: Approaching Metal From an ‘Armchair-Buddhist’ Perspective

February 22, 2019

In his new column, Decibel contributor Forrest Pitts presents a capsized field guide for anyone taking life one step at time.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Leif Edling of Candlemass

February 21, 2019

Doom titans Candlemass have a new album out tomorrow, so to celebrate we caught up with bassist Leif Edling to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Damian Herring’s (Horrendous) Top 5 Obscure Death Metal Albums

February 11, 2019

Horrendous vocalist/guitarist/old-school death metal connoisseur Damian Herring unearths obscure gold in his Top 5 for Decibel.

Mining for Black Metal Gold Part 4: Swedish Classics

February 8, 2019

In our latest edition of Mining for Black Metal Gold, we explore forgotten Swedish classics from bands like Naglfar, Svartsyn, Setherial and more!

The Top 20 Decibel Flexis of All Time (For Now)

January 30, 2019

To honor the release of Decibel’s 100th flexi single, our editor in chief counts down the 20 best entries in the Decibel Flexi Series.

Retrospective: Malhavoc’s “Premeditated Murder”

January 24, 2019

Looking back on Malhavoc‘s strange and excellent Premeditated Murder.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Eric A.K. of Flotsam and Jetsam

January 17, 2019

To celebrate the release of Flotsam and Jetsam‘s new album, The End of Chaos, we caught up with vocalist Eric A.K. to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

5 Albums to Look Forward to in 2019

December 21, 2018

Farewell to 2018. Here’s hoping for some heavy (and hopefully better) times in 2019 with 5 albums you should look out for early next year.

Retrospective: Extreme Napalm Terror’s “Impulse to Destroy”

December 13, 2018

Looking back on the strange case of Extreme Napalm Terror and their 1989 album Impulse to Destroy, which may or may not have been a complete joke.

The Workhorse Chronicles: Matron Thorn

December 12, 2018

The prolific Matron Thorn of Ævangelist released six records in 2018 after a nearly-fatal medical emergency, and shows no signs of stopping.

Q&A: Ville Viljanen & Andy Gillion (Mors Principium Est) On Death Metal And Life-Threatening Burgers

December 10, 2018

Ville Viljanen and Andy Gillion of Finnish melodic death metallers Mors Principium Est crush riffs and burgers in this latest interview.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Travis Ryan of Cattle Decapitation

November 21, 2018

To celebrate the release of Cattle Decapitation‘s new collection, Medium Rarities, we caught up with vocalist Travis Ryan to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

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.