Hall Of Fame Countdown

Hall of Fame Countdown: Napalm Death’s “The Code Is Red… Long Live the Code”

November 30, 2017

We inducted The Code Is Red… Long Live the Code by Napalm Death into our Hall of Fame in our recent special Napalm Death issue; here, we rank the songs from worst to best.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Nuclear Assault’s “Game Over”

November 16, 2017

Nuclear Assault put out their thrash/crossover classic Game Over in 1986. In 2017, we inducted it into our Hall of Fame; today, we rank each song from worst to best.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Cynic’s “Focus”

October 17, 2017

Nearly 100 issues ago, we inducted Cynic‘s Focus into our not-yet-crowded-with-talent Hall of Fame. Now we count down those songs in celebration of one of the most confounding death metal records ever.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Anthrax’s Among the Living

August 3, 2017

Ranking the songs on Anthrax‘s classic, Decibel Hall of Fame-inducted, Among the Living, from worst to best.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Meshuggah’s Destroy Erase Improve

June 27, 2017

1995’s Destroy Erase Improve was Meshuggah’s first complete statement.  It ushered in a new kind of technicality, one that is still being celebrated two decades later (not always in the most listenable ways).   Today, let’s breakdown the band’s breakthrough by counting down the songs on this Hall of Fame entry.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Accept’s Restless and Wild

June 15, 2017

We revisited and ranked the songs on Accept’s classic, Hall of Fame-inducted, album Restless and Wild.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Cannibal Corpse’s The Bleeding

April 20, 2017

In honor of its recent induction to our Hall of Fame, we rank the songs on Cannibal Corpse’s 1994 coming-of-age album The Bleeding from worst to best.

Hall of Fame Countdown: The Dillinger Escape Plan’s Calculating Infinity

April 4, 2017

On its own merits, entirely outside the context of the five masterworks to come, Calculating Infinity spits its own impressive fire and has most certainly made its own tempestuous mark on the heavy music of the past seventeen years.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Metallica’s …And Justice for All

March 2, 2017

In which we revisit …And Justice for All and rank the songs from worst to best. Justice is done.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Saxon’s Wheels of Steel

February 9, 2017

To celebrate our recent induction of Saxon’s NWOBHM classic Wheels of Steel into our Hall of Fame, we ranked each song on the album from least this-rules to most this-rules.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Entombed’s ‘Clandestine’

January 12, 2017

We recently inducted Entombed’s classic second album into our Hall of Fame; let’s take a few minutes to examine it closely one more time, ranking each song from worst to best.

Hall of Fame Countdown: The Locust’s Plague Soundscapes

January 3, 2017

Because New Year countdowns are all the rage and never get boring, count down the songs on Plague Soundscapes with us.  Or against us.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Living Colour’s Vivid

December 1, 2016

A closer look at Living Colour’s classic Vivid album, ranked from worst to best track.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Emperor’s Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk

October 13, 2016

Emperor’s Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk is one of black metal’s finest moments; join us as we revisit the songs in detail and attempt to rank them in order from worst to best.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Neurosis’ Through Silver in Blood

September 29, 2016

A look at each track on Neurosis’ game-changing 1996 Hall of Fame-inducted monolith hrough Silver in Blood

HALL OF FAME COUNTDOWN: W.A.S.P.’s W.A.S.P.

August 11, 2016

In honor of W.A.S.P.’s self-titled debut finally making it into our Hall of Fame, let’s take a detailed look at the album’s songs, ranked from least-this-is-amazing to most-this-is-amazing.

HALL OF FAME COUNTDOWN: CONVERGE’S YOU FAIL ME

July 14, 2016

We inducted Converge‘s massive You Fail Me into our Hall of Fame a while back; it’s time to dig deep into the album and rank the songs from least-mind-melting to most-mind-melting.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Cradle of Filth’s The Principle of Evil Made Flesh

July 6, 2016

British black metal blasphemers Cradle of Filth recently joined forces with Cacophonous Records to release the original recording of Dusk…and Her Embrace (called The Original Sin, out July 8th). To celebrate, Decibel revisits the first collaboration between the band and label: 1994’s sanguinary trailblazer The Principle of Evil Made Flesh.

HALL OF FAME COUNTDOWN: MASTODON’S LEVIATHAN

June 2, 2016

Here are the songs on Mastodon‘s Hall of Fame nominated album Leviathan ranked from least-rad to fully-rad.

Hall Of Fame Countdown: Venom’s Black Metal

February 23, 2016

You will be able to read our inside take on how Venom Inc. came together in the forthcoming May issue. In the meantime, we thought it was a perfect occasion to rank the songs on one of the most revered metal albums ever: Black Metal

Hall of Fame Countdown: Cryptopsy’s None So Vile

November 30, 2015

In 1996, Cryptopsy bled out None So Vile, an album brimming with technical ability that nevertheless always feels a half-second away from fraying, fragmenting and falling apart.  That energy, along with all the musical acumen on display, made sure that None So Vile wound up in our Hall of Fame four years ago.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Agalloch’s The Mantle

November 24, 2015

The Mantle is a superb front-to-back mood piece, a turn-of-the-millennium meditation on thoroughly American frontier sensibilities with a metallic foil.

Hall of Fame Countdown: King Diamond’s Abigail

November 12, 2015

King Diamond and crew are currently slaying their way across the U.S. playing Abigail in its entirety, so what better time to break down our 84th entry into the Hall of Fame?

Hall of Fame Countdown: Pig Destroyer’s Prowler in the Yard

October 19, 2015

Settle in for a completely unsatisfactory arrangement of Prowler’s tracks that is based entirely on my compulsive need for complete strangers to agree with my opinions.

HALL OF FAME COUNTDOWN: PESTILENCE’S CONSUMING IMPULSE

August 11, 2015

For “Pestilence By Beemahr” — my short story detailing the grotesque comeuppance a mad perfumer-cum-exterminator receives at the tiny, multitudinous feet of a surprisingly sentient army of flesh-eating gypsy moth caterpillars amidst an egg-web festooned apocalypse, which is available today in the Grey Matter Press rock n’ roll-themed horror anthology Savage Beasts  I drew inspiration from the human-body-as-insect-incubator track “Out of the Body” from Pestilence’s towering sophomore album Consuming Impulse:

Hall of Fame Countdown: Isis’s Oceanic

May 28, 2015

Oceanic was truly magical, a confluence of songwriting and tone quality and pacing that signaled a new depth for this rapidly evolving musical collective.  Opinions will differ about the quality of what came next, but it’s hard to deny that Oceanic marked an exciting developmental stage for Isis, when burly distortion was still a thematic element rather than an accent piece and contemplative crescendos built themselves into stunning peaks.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Slayer’s Reign in Blood

April 30, 2015

There are not many perfect albums in heavy metal history, but Slayer’s Reign in Blood is one of them. Personally, in this writer’s opinion, when it comes to the greatest metal album of all time, it’s a toss-up between Reign in Blood, Master of Puppets, Ride the Lightning, and Paranoid. We’re dealing with an untouchable album here. Well, near untouchable, as Decibel’s Andrew Bonazelli had the brilliant idea for a new way for us to argue about our favorite metal records: why not rank the songs on each Decibel Hall of Fame inductee? Sure, why not?

Hall Of Fame Countdown: Celtic Frost’s Morbid Tales

April 23, 2015

We’re starting a new feature here at the Deciblog. Since we’ve inducted so many classic albums in the course of our decade-plus existence we’re going to do our best to rank songs on these classic albums. First up is Celtic Frost’s classic mini LP Morbid Tales, which was released in 1984 and inducted in 2007.