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Jim Tasikas (Contrarian) Reviews His Top 3 Favorite Guitars

August 28, 2020

Contrarian guitarist Jim Tasikas unload a noteful Top 3 Guitar list at Decibel. New Contrarian album out November 20.

Johanna Sadonis & Nicke Andersson (Lucifer) Share Their Top 5 Vintage T-Shirt Stories

August 17, 2020

Lucifer‘s Johanna Sadonis and Nicke Andersson share their top five vintage t-shirt stories. Lucifer’s new album, Lucifer III, is out now on Century Media.

Ragnar Sverrisson’s (Helfró) Top 5 Tourist Sites Not for Tourists

July 20, 2020

Icelandic black metal duo Helfró have the self-titled album reissued by Season of Mist. Ragnar Sverrisson tours the country’s Top 5 Tourist Sites Not for Tourists.

Bandcamp Waives Fees for a Fourth No-Fee Friday

July 3, 2020

We’ve got suggestions on releases to help you headbang brain cells away and support bands/labels at time when they profit from it most.

A Cosmic Calling: 10 Essential Psych Releases Selected by Oranssi Pazuzu’s Ontto & Ikon

April 13, 2020

Psychedelic black metal heroes Oranssi Pazuzu pick their Top 10 krautrock/psych/prog rock LPs. Find out what made the cut.

Seregor’s (Carach Angren) Top 5 Horror Movies

April 6, 2020

Carach Angren frontman Seregor lists his five favorite horror movies. Give in to his unconventional picks and the monster that is new album, Franckensteina Strataemontanus.

Danny Estrin’s (Voyager) Top 5 Keytarists

March 16, 2020

Decibel extracts the Top 5 Keytarists from Danny Estrin, frontman/keytarist of Australia-based progressive metallers Voyager. Strap one on…

Deathwhite’s Five Most Haunted Places in Pittsburgh

March 9, 2020

Pittsburgh-based melodic doom act Deathwhite reveal the Top 5 Most Haunted Places in Pittsburgh. New album, Grave Image, is out now on Season of Mist.

Here Are 60 Albums You May Have Missed in 2019

January 13, 2020

Because we’re only two weeks into 2020 and there is still music to discover. And because you can’t get enough goddamn lists, here are 60 more from 2019 to chew on.

Scott Taysom’s (Cloak) Top 5 Horror Movie Soundtracks

January 13, 2020

Cloak guitarist/vocalist Scott Taysom gets creepy with his Top 5 Horror Movie Soundtracks at Decibel. Relive the horrific repetition and moody atmospheres of winter’s cruel throes with us!

Low Culture: Neill Jameson’s Top 10 Albums of the Decade

December 23, 2019

Everyone’s doing it, so why can’t he? Check out our longtime columnist and Krieg frontman’s 10 best from the past 10 years.

Top 5 Unsung Symphonic Black Metal Albums

September 23, 2019

Decibel lists the Top 5 Unsung Symphonic Black Metal Albums with Bishop of Hexen, Diabolical Masquerade, Anorexia Nervosa, Gehenna and SiriuS.

Decibel Meter: Classics and New Titles, Minus ‘tushka

August 30, 2019

Batushka, Faketushka, Fauxtushka, all the Tushkas; or none, really, as there is no ‘tushka in this month’s Decibel Meter.

Hath Pick the Five Most-Metal Video Games

May 28, 2019

Hath assemble their ranking of the five most-metal video games.

Decibel Meter: Pig Destroyer’s Unkind Mind Grind

September 7, 2018

Pursue grindlightenment (or gym success, if that’s more your thing) with this month’s Decibel Meter, courtesy of f.y.e.

Feel the Heat: The Top 10 Songs About Burning

August 3, 2018

It’s August. It’s really hot outside. So hot that it BURNS. Burning is pretty metal though, right? So here’s ten great songs about burning!

Our Top 100 Doom Metal Albums of All Time Issue is Back in Stock!

May 18, 2018

Sold out since December 2015! Decibel recently acquired a few copies from a distributor — get one while you can!

A History of the Times Black Metal was “Over,” Part I

February 26, 2018

Krieg’s Neill Jameson recounts various times throughout history when black metal was falsely pronounced dead.

Rank and Defile: Shane Embury Orders Napalm Death’s Albums from Worst to Best

December 13, 2017

Taken from the pages of our limited edition Napalm Death Special Issue, Napalm’s legendary bassist orders the extreme metal institution’s LP discography.

35 Overlooked Albums of 2017

November 27, 2017

35 records you may have missed, but should consider listening to.

10 Great Songs About Eating

November 17, 2017

Every holiday season has its own hallmarks, the things that you identify with the time to make it complete and recognizable. Valentine’s Day has its ill-advised first dates, Saint Patrick’s day has its ill-advised consumption of Irish Carbombs, Christmas has its ill-advised decision to ever voluntarily listen to Christmas music. Others, like Halloween, are just…

Top 10 Drummer Vocalists in Metal

October 30, 2017

Who are the best drummer/vocalists in metal? Decibel ranks some of the most impressive.

Ten Songs Inspired by Stephen King

September 4, 2017

This coming Friday, a new film adaptation of Stephen King’s iconic and massive horror novel ‘IT’ will be released in American cinemas. Will it be good? King does not have the best history with cinema. The beloved miniseries based upon the novel, starring Tim Curry as the shapeshifting clown monster Pennywise, does not hold up,…

The Top Five Sick Sets the Dudes From Plaque Marks Have Seen Working at Philly Venue Kung Fu Necktie

August 30, 2017

Future noise rock royalty Plaque Marks discuss soaking up the dissonance at Philly heavy music oasis Kung Fu Necktie.

Five Must-Hear Star Wars-Themed Metal Albums

July 11, 2017

A galactic hunt for the best Star Wars-themed metal albums led us to this list.