Hall of Fame

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.

My Dying Bride – The Angel and the Dark River

February 24, 2021

My Dying Bride‘s 1995 gothic doom landmark The Angel and the Dark River gets its Hall of Fame induction some 15 years after we gave Turn Loose the Swans the nod.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Judas Priest’s “Painkiller”

February 18, 2021

Ranking the songs on Judas Priest’s recently Hall of Fame-inducted Painkiller from least awesome to most awesome.

Fudge Tunnel – Hate Songs in E Minor

January 26, 2021

Fudge Tunnel’s first movement celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, and we commemorate it with an induction of Hate Songs in E Minor.

King Diamond – “Them”

January 5, 2021

Amid all the now-legendary albums of 1988, one ridiculously awesome effort stands out from the rest. That album is King Diamond’s third solo LP, “Them”. Welcome back (home) to the Hall of Fame, Grandma.

Judas Priest – Painkiller

December 2, 2020

We celebrate the 30th anniversary of Judas Priest‘s Painkiller with the legendary Brits’ second Hall of Fame induction.

Swans – Children of God

October 29, 2020

Swans’ 1987 classic Children of God is the latest Decibel Hall of Fame inductee.

Fight Fire with Fire: ‘I.N.R.I.’ vs. ‘Schizophrenia’

October 22, 2020

It’s the big Brazilian 1987 showdown with Sarcófago‘s I.N.R.I. vs. Sepultura‘s Schizophrenia.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Angel Witch’s “Angel Witch”

October 8, 2020

Ranking the songs on Angel Witch’s Hall of Fame-inducted, NWOBHM classic self-titled debut from worst to best.

Die Kreuzen – October File

September 29, 2020

Milwaukee’s beasts switch gears on their second LP, October File and emerge with a progressive post-hardcore landmark.

Baroness – “Red Album”

August 27, 2020

Psych-sludge dynamos color Baroness outside the lines on their Hall of Fame-inducted Red Album.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Slint’s “Spiderland”

August 13, 2020

Ranking the songs on Slint’s Hall of Fame-inducted, post-rock-creating Spiderland from worst to best.

“The Decibel Hall of Fame Anthology: Vol III” Is Now Available!

July 30, 2020

Our latest, limited edition webstore exclusive includes 25 more Hall of Fame stories from our revered monthly series of artist interviews on the making of their classic extreme music albums.

A Funeral Request: Former Cathedral Members Talk ‘New’ Live Albums

July 23, 2020

Catching up with doom metal legends Cathedral to talk about their two “new” live albums recorded a decade ago.

Municipal Waste – “The Art of Partying”

June 25, 2020

Richmond crossover kings Municipal Waste make thrash fun again with Hall of Fame inductee The Art of Partying.

Announcing the “Decibel Hall of Fame Anthology: Volume III” Book! Pre-Order NOW!

June 12, 2020

Our latest, limited edition webstore exclusive includes 25 more Hall of Fame stories from our revered monthly series of artist interviews on the making of their classic extreme music albums.

Earth Crisis – “Destroy the Machines”

May 28, 2020

Earth Crisis‘s vegan straight-edge metalcore landmark Destroy the Machines is inducted into the Decibel Hall of Fame

Ved Buens Ende – “Written in Waters”

April 24, 2020

Ved Buens Ende‘s progressive black metal game-changer, Written in Waters is inducted into the Decibel Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame Countdown: Corrosion of Conformity’s ‘Blind’

April 16, 2020

Ranking the songs on Corrosion of Conformity‘s Hall of Fame-inducted classic Blind from worst to best.

Clutch – “Blast Tyrant”

March 24, 2020

Hard rock heroes Clutch walk away from major labels and make their own mark with mid-career landmark Blast Tyrant.

Mare – “Mare”

January 27, 2020

Read the making of the “post-” with the most EP from the mysterious Mare.

Behemoth – “Demigod”

December 21, 2019

The making of the be-all and end-all of Polish death metal.

Madball – “Set It Off”

December 21, 2019

Madball demonstrate their metal-infused NYHC style on the classic Set It Off and enter the Decibel Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame Countdown: Carcass’s “Necroticism – Descanting the Insalubrious”

November 7, 2019

Ranking the songs on Carcass‘s Hall of Fame-inducted blasterpiece Necroticism – Descanting the Insalubrious from least awesome to most awesome.

Sacrilege – “Behind the Realms of Madness”

October 17, 2019

Yes, it’s only six songs long, but there’s absolutely no filler and the unrelenting quality of the material makes it a worthy inductee for the Decibel Hall of Fame.

Armored Saint – “Symbol of Salvation”

October 17, 2019

We welcome Symbol of Salvation as it spreads its reign of fire to the Decibel Hall of Fame.

Hall of Fame Countdown: The Accüsed’s “More Fun than an Open Casket Funeral!”

September 12, 2019

Ranking the songs on The Accüsed’s Hall of Fame-inducted 1989 album More Fun than an Open Casket Funeral! from worst to best.

Tormentor – “Anno Domini”

August 20, 2019

Stay Hungary with the Hall of Fame induction of Tormentor‘s classic 1989 demo recording.