justify your shitty taste

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Suicidal Tendencies’s “The Art of Rebellion”

July 7, 2020

In which Neill Jameson reconsiders Suicidal Tendencies‘s “mellow” 1992 downer The Art of Rebellion.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Amorphis’s “Elegy”

May 28, 2020

In which Neill Jameson reconsiders Amorphis‘s controversial 1996 prog-metal gem Elegy.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Sacred Reich’s “Heal”

July 11, 2019

Looking back and justifying Sacred Reich‘s underrated 1996 album Heal, which doesn’t really sound like what you remember it sounding like.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Kreator’s “Renewal”

March 1, 2018

Kreator‘s 1992 album Renewal is nowhere near as shitty, or as industrial, as you think. Let’s re-evaluate.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Def Leppard’s “Hysteria”

February 1, 2018

In 1987, Def Leppard released Hysteria , and metalheads worldwide agreed they had jumped the shark. Time to re-evaluate that.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Devin Townsend Band’s “Physicist”

November 21, 2017

No need to double check the web address bar. Yes, this is Decibel discussing an old Devin Townsend joint. Physicist proves that for every album there is a reaction. Here’s ours.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Faith No More’s “Sol Invictus”

October 31, 2017

Surprised we’re highlighting this one? So are we. But Faith No More‘s legacy deserves a better shake than we first gave it, so let’s lean toward the urinal of taste and shimmy until the job is done right.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Voivod’s “Angel Rat”

August 17, 2017

We shrugged our shoulders at it in 1991, but it’s time to realize that Angel Rat totally rules.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Paradise Lost’s “One Second”

July 14, 2017

Legendary Brits Paradise Lost took their first tentative steps away from metal with this unsung classic, which was released 20 ago today.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Lightning Round

July 3, 2017

Morgoth, Xysma, Destruction and more have their weakest work defended by our own Neill Jameson. 

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Rush’s “Hold Your Fire”

June 29, 2017

In which we reconsider Rush’s 1987 soft-rock opus Hold Your Fire.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Amebix “Sonic Mass”

March 6, 2017

Yeah, it wasn’t Arise!, but punk legends Amebix weren’t exactly in their 20s when they released their misunderstood comeback/swan song Sonic Mass.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Mind Funk’s “Mind Funk”

September 1, 2016

Thinking-man alt-metal tarnished by a horrid band name: Mind Funk’s 1991 debut is way better than any of us want to admit.

JUSTIFY YOUR SHITTY TASTE: ENTOMBED’S “SAME DIFFERENCE”

July 28, 2016

Remember in 1998 when Entombed went noise rock? About that…

JUSTIFY YOUR SHITTY TASTE: TERRORIZER, EVERYTHING AFTER “WORLD DOWNFALL”

July 7, 2016

If we could all stop worrying about World Downfall for a goddamn minute, we’d realize Terrorizer‘s output after it was really pretty awesome.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Deicide’s In Torment In Hell

June 12, 2015

Upon hearing that Deicide’s sixth album In Torment In Hell was a potential selection for Justify Your Shitty Taste our Editor-in-Chief responded with a simple: “Oooh, that’s bad.” No other words were uttered. But is it really?

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Obituary’s “World Demise”

May 27, 2015

I am gobsmacked that I’m being asked to defend Obituary’s World Demise, a record that, in my mind, is nothing less than a classic extreme metal record which I assumed was pretty much universally respected.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Machine Head “The Burning Red”

May 18, 2015

Okay, before we step into the ring, fair warning: This is going to be some bare-knuckles shit. Go ahead and tighten up your gut.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: King Diamond’s “The Graveyard”

May 11, 2015

I’m going to give my editors the benefit of the doubt here and assume they meant Verify Your Awesome Taste. I mean, come on, everybody knows there’s no such thing as a shitty King Diamond record. Some might be less memorable than others based on your personal criteria and/or schlock tolerance, but I’ll be goddamned if King has ever had a “St. Anger” moment in the span of his career.