Hall of Fame

Deafheaven – Sunbather

August 28, 2023

Deafheaven‘s blackgaze landmark, Sunbather, gets a Hall of Fame induction on its tenth anniversary.

Opeth “Still Life”

July 25, 2023

Opeth reveal how their groundbreaking fourth LP, Still Life, was nearly their last in this month’s Decibel Hall of Fame induction.

Anvil – Metal on Metal

June 26, 2023

Every aspect of it—from the band’s name to the cover image to the songs herein—screams metal, leaving little doubt that Anvil’s second album clearly belongs in our Hall of Fame.

Thorr’s Hammer – Dommedagsnatt

May 24, 2023

Thorr’s Hammer‘s extreme doom benchmark Dommedagsnatt is this month’s Decibel Hall of Fame inductee.

Fleurety – “Min tid skal komme”

April 24, 2023

Norwegian black metal’s “weirdification” delivers a genre landmark with Fleurety‘s debut LP, Min tid skal komme.

Macabre – ‘Sinister Slaughter’

March 28, 2023

Midwest murder metal mavericks Macabre paint portraits of serial killers on 1993’s Sinister Slaughter.

At the Gates – Terminal Spirit Disease

March 1, 2023

Swedish melodic death metal legends At the Gates walk through the hallowed gates of our Hall of Fame for the third time via Terminal Spirit Disease.

The Crown – Deathrace King

February 9, 2023

The Crown‘s 2000 death/thrash/speed classic is finally inducted into the Decibel Hall of Fame

Dinosaur Jr. – You’re Living All Over Me

January 13, 2023

Dinosaur Jr.‘s freaky, noisy 1987 sophomore slugger You’re Living All Over Me gets its Hall of Fame induction.

Hammers of Misfortune – The Locust Years

December 14, 2022

Hammers of Misfortune enters the Decibel Hall of Fame via The Locust Years.

Strapping Young Lad – City

November 15, 2022

Devin Townsend’s industrial metal revolution on Strapping Young Lad‘s City gets the Hall of Fame treatment.

Scorn – Evanescence

November 15, 2022

Scorn‘s shadowy electronic landmark, Evanescence is granted a Decibel Hall of Fame induction.

Immolation – Unholy Cult

August 19, 2022

Decibel welcomes New York’s finest into the Hall of Fame, with the induction of Immolation‘s Unholy Cult on its 20th anniversary.

Sepultura – Schizophrenia

July 26, 2022

Sepultura‘s sophomore slasher Schizophrenia enters the Decibel Hall of Fame, as the band’s unprecedented fourth HOF induction

Cattle Decapitation – The Harvest Floor

July 1, 2022

We welcome Cattle Decapitation to the Hall of Fame with their 2009 game-changer The Harvest Floor.

Dazzling Killmen – Face of Collapse

May 24, 2022

American math/noise rock heroes Dazzling Killmen join the Decibel Hall of Fame via their swan song, Face of Collapse.

Wolves in the Throne Room – Two Hunters

March 29, 2022

Wolves in the Throne Room‘s USBM pillar Two Hunters gets its Hall of Fame induction.

Dead Kennedys – Frankenchrist

February 10, 2022

After over a decade of trying, we finally induct Dead Kennedys‘ landmark Frankenchrist into the Decibel Hall of Fame.

dead horse – Peaceful Death and Pretty Flowers

January 6, 2022

Texas cult heroes dead horse earn their first Hall of Fame induction with the eclectic Peaceful Death and Pretty Flowers.

Arcturus – Aspera Hiems Symfonia

December 7, 2021

Arcturus‘ progressive black metal masterpiece Aspera Hiems Symfonia is inducted into the Decibel Hall of Fame.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Cave In’s “Until Your Heart Stops”

November 25, 2021

On the eve of their Metal & Beer Fest: L.A. full-album performance of the LP, we rank the songs on Cave In’s Until Your Heart Stops from least awesome to most awesome.

Flotsam and Jetsam – Doomsday for the Deceiver

October 28, 2021

Flotsam and Jetsam’s Doomsday for the Deceiver debut is inducted into the Decibel Hall of Fame.

Juggernaut: The Making of Cave In’s ‘Until Your Heart Stops’

October 12, 2021

Get hyped for Cave In‘s December 11 performance of Until Your Heart Stops at Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: LA with this Hall of Fame induction from 2007 of the metallic hardcore classic.

Warlock – Triumph and Agony

August 25, 2021

Warlock‘s 1987 session-musician rich swan song gets its Hall of Fame induction

Candiria – 300 Percent Density

July 28, 2021

We celebrate its 20th anniversary with a Hall of Fame induction of Candiria‘s 2001 game-changer 300 Percent Density.

Nachtmystium – Instinct: Decay

July 8, 2021

Nachtmystium‘s USBM landmark, Instinct: Decay, gets a Decibel Hall of Fame induction

Hall of Fame Countdown: Lamb of God’s “Ashes of the Wake”

July 8, 2021

Ranking the songs on Lamb of God’s Hall of Fame-inducted Ashes of the Wake from least awesome to most awesome.

Satyricon – Dark Medieval Times

May 24, 2021

Frost and Satyr get medieval on your ass as we induct Satyricon‘s landmark Norwegian black metal debut Dark Medieval Times.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Black Sabbath’s “Mob Rules”

May 13, 2021

Ranking the songs on Black Sabbath’s Hall of Fame-inducted, Dio-led masterpiece Mob Rules from least awesome to most awesome.

Lamb of God – Ashes of the Wake

April 27, 2021

We celebrate our 200th issue with an LP prominently featured waaaaaay back in issue No. 1, Lamb of God‘s massive major label debut Ashes of the Wake.