September 16, 2021 Greg Pratt
Justifying Twisted Sister‘s 1987 swansong Love Is for Suckers.
August 5, 2021 Greg Pratt
Crunching the numbers on Morbid Angel‘s ill-fated Illud Divinum Insanus and defending 54.55 percent of it.
July 12, 2021 Neill Jameson
In which we reconsider thrash metal heroes Destruction‘s first Schimer-less foray, 1990’s overlooked Cracked Brain.
April 15, 2021 Greg Pratt
If Municipal Waste released it, you’d love it, so let’s give M.O.D.’s Surfin’ M.O.D. the attention it deserves.
March 11, 2021 Greg Pratt
A crust-punk angel cries every time Discharge‘s Grave New World is spun, but today we’re here to justify the punk band’s foray into glam.
February 9, 2021 Neill Jameson
In which Neill Jameson reconsiders Darkthrone‘s 1999 “comeback” Ravishing Grimness.
July 7, 2020 Neill Jameson
In which Neill Jameson reconsiders Suicidal Tendencies‘s “mellow” 1992 downer The Art of Rebellion.
May 28, 2020 Neill Jameson
In which Neill Jameson reconsiders Amorphis‘s controversial 1996 prog-metal gem Elegy.
September 19, 2019 Greg Pratt
Revisiting the rot ‘n’ roll of Blackstar‘s only album, 1997’s Barbed Wire Soul.
August 15, 2019 Greg Pratt
Hey, you’re wrong: Warrant’s Cherry Pie is actually pretty awesome.
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.
May 2, 2019 Greg Pratt
Hearts like wheels and doomy sleaze rock: re-evaluating Black Sabbath‘s 1986 album Seventh Star.
January 10, 2019 Greg Pratt
Revisiting and justifying Raven‘s major-label experiment The Pack Is Back.
June 4, 2018 Neill Jameson
Revisiting two of Entombed‘s later records, Serpent Saints and Morning Star.
May 22, 2018 Neill Jameson
Revisiting Master’s Hammer‘s much-maligned Slagry.
March 1, 2018 Greg Pratt
Kreator‘s 1992 album Renewal is nowhere near as shitty, or as industrial, as you think. Let’s re-evaluate.
February 12, 2018 Neill Jameson
Krieg’s Neill Jameson reconsiders Beherit‘s much-maligned electronic records.
February 1, 2018 Greg Pratt
In 1987, Def Leppard released Hysteria , and metalheads worldwide agreed they had jumped the shark. Time to re-evaluate that.
November 21, 2017 Daniel Lake
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.
October 31, 2017 Daniel Lake
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.
August 17, 2017 Greg Pratt
We shrugged our shoulders at it in 1991, but it’s time to realize that Angel Rat totally rules.
August 11, 2017 Neill Jameson
In which we revisit Convulse‘s Reflections.
July 31, 2017 Neill Jameson
Our Neill Jameson revisits Metallica’s controversial self-titled album.
July 14, 2017 Shawn Macomber
Legendary Brits Paradise Lost took their first tentative steps away from metal with this unsung classic, which was released 20 ago today.
July 3, 2017 Neill Jameson
Morgoth, Xysma, Destruction and more have their weakest work defended by our own Neill Jameson.
June 29, 2017 Greg Pratt
In which we reconsider Rush’s 1987 soft-rock opus Hold Your Fire.
March 30, 2017 Greg Pratt
In which we reconsider Pantera’s final offering, 2000’s Reinventing the Steel.
March 6, 2017 Neill Jameson
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.
February 16, 2017 Greg Pratt
In defense of Testament‘s most melodic album.
September 1, 2016 Greg Pratt
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.