October 10, 2019 Greg Pratt
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.
September 23, 2019 Chris Dick
Decibel lists the Top 5 Unsung Symphonic Black Metal Albums with Bishop of Hexen, Diabolical Masquerade, Anorexia Nervosa, Gehenna and SiriuS.
September 20, 2019 J. Andrew
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.
September 19, 2019 Greg Pratt
Revisiting the rot ‘n’ roll of Blackstar‘s only album, 1997’s Barbed Wire Soul.
September 13, 2019 Forrest Pitts
“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
September 9, 2019 Chris Dick
Twenty years later, members of Emperor, Witchery, Borknagar, Peccatum and Divine Empire recall the Kings of Terror Tour 1999.
September 5, 2019 Greg Pratt
Looking back on Toxodeth‘s 1990 disasterpiece Mysteries about Life and Death.
August 30, 2019 Forrest Pitts
Come exist above the threshold of consciousness with German doom duo Gemini One.
August 29, 2019 Greg Pratt
A Decibel guide to bands who were just too extreme to be just one band.
August 22, 2019 Greg Pratt
In which we rank Accept‘s albums from worst to best.
August 21, 2019 Decibel Magazine
Come! and hear the tale of how a humble notary from the Swiss Alps becomes inter-dimensional power metal hero Angus McFife.
August 15, 2019 Greg Pratt
Hey, you’re wrong: Warrant’s Cherry Pie is actually pretty awesome.
August 14, 2019 Decibel Magazine
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.
August 8, 2019 Greg Pratt
Re-examining how Randy Holden foreshadowed Eyehategod’s down and dirty sludge in 1969 on Population II.
August 1, 2019 Greg Pratt
Mare showed the world how experimental sludge and post-metal should be done with their only release, 2004’s self-titled EP.
July 11, 2019 Greg Pratt
Looking back and justifying Sacred Reich‘s underrated 1996 album Heal, which doesn’t really sound like what you remember it sounding like.
July 8, 2019 Forrest Pitts
And, now, over 2,500 words on Sculptured, the recently-revived prog death project of former Agalloch axeman Don Anderson
July 4, 2019 Greg Pratt
To show our support for Dave Mustaine kicking cancer’s ass, we present to you Five More Times Megadeth Just Absolutely Killed It.
June 13, 2019 Greg Pratt
There were a lot of bad covers back in thrash’s heyday. Here are five of the worst offenders.
June 10, 2019 Chris Dick
In which we explore the best of the ’80s thrash metal cover brigade.
June 6, 2019 Greg Pratt
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.
May 22, 2019 Neill Jameson
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.
May 16, 2019 Greg Pratt
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.
May 10, 2019 Forrest Pitts
Decibel contributor Forrest Pitts takes us to metal church.
May 3, 2019 Forrest Pitts
Forrest Pitts offers a little friendly and philosophical advice for a struggling metalcore band,
May 2, 2019 Greg Pratt
Hearts like wheels and doomy sleaze rock: re-evaluating Black Sabbath‘s 1986 album Seventh Star.
April 19, 2019 Forrest Pitts
Decibel contributor Forrest Pitts continues to ruminate on the inner self.
April 12, 2019 Forrest Pitts
Analyzing Sepultura through a Buddhist lens.
April 11, 2019 Greg Pratt
Ranking the songs on Celtic Frost‘s Hall of Fame-inducted masterpiece To Mega Therion from worst to best.
April 5, 2019 Forrest Pitts
Taking a deeper look at the process of writing a review.