Fallow Heart: Opeth and a Meditation on Hero Worship
March 8, 2019 Forrest Pitts
Decibel contributor Forrest Pitts reflects on Opeth‘s farsightedness and ability to manipulate our collective imagination.
SCREAM & SCREAM AGAIN: EXCLUSIVE DOWAGER TRACK PREMIERE
November 2, 2016 Shawn Macomber
On its sometimes utterly unhinged, sometimes heartrendingly beautiful E.P. Title Track, Portland quartet Dowager crams a lot of divergent influences, elements, and combustible sonic materials into its atomic artcore reactor with improbable cleverness and success. The subsequent explosion can be mesmerizing, calling to mind American Football and Mineral as much as Orchid and early Converge.
Inside The Shredder’s Studio #6: Mark Thomas Baker of Orchid
May 22, 2013 Justin Norton
Shredding in metal dates directly back to Tony Iommi, who is inexplicably still writing riffs and will be a big part of the new Black Sabbath album due next month. So, we figured it was a good time to invite a new generation of doom shredder into the studio this week. Mark Thomas Baker of…