Refused

Track Premiere: Barren Womb — “Crook Look”

December 13, 2017

Norway noise rock duo Barren Womb get their AmRep on via this exclusive premiere.

Refused Are Fucking Alive! Cattle Decap Wish Everyone Else Wasn’t!

June 19, 2015

Seventeen years after they foretold The Shape of Punk to Come, Refused have delivered just that in the form of Freedom. The Swedish post-hardcore legends are back with a vengeance, and Decibel has the inside story on their unlikely reformation.

Refused

June 15, 2015

Freedom
Party Harder Program
dB Rating: 9/10

Tomas Skogsberg Produced These Albums (A Top 5)

May 5, 2014

Back in the day, the “produced by” byline was a marketing ploy to get heavy metal fans into one band, well, into another. Easy marketing from the ground—a classic record or two—up. Swedish producer Tomas Skogsberg is renowned for his name attachment to several pivotal records throughout the ‘90s before he gave way to fellow…

Disposable Heroes: Refused’s “The Shape of Punk to Come”

August 3, 2011

There’s little more annoying on this planet than the immoral majority telling you how essential, transcendent and (huh-huh) seminal a particular extreme album is, when you know that it’s overrated as fuck. Hence, our new Wednesday morning column, “Disposable Heroes,” in which one brave soul sails against the current to inform all you clones why…

The Ax Man Cometh

April 14, 2011

Recently retired closer Trevor Hoffman has a clear shot at the Baseball Hall of Fame, courtesy of his gaudy career saves total. He also had one of the greatest intro songs ever as a member of the San Diego Padres and Milwaukee Brewers bullpens—AC/DC’s “Hell’s Bells.” As Andrew Bonazelli’s Q&A with former Minnesota Twins/current Padres…

Justify Your Shitty Taste – Refused’s “Songs to Fan the Flames of Discontent”

March 23, 2011

Almost every band has that album: you know, the critically and/or commercially reviled dud in an otherwise passable-to-radical back catalog. Well, every Wednesday morning, a Decibel staffer or special guest will take to the Deciblog to bitch and moan at length as to why everybody’s full of shit and said dud is, in fact, The…

Refused – “The Shape of Punk to Come”

August 18, 2010

The story of Refused’s last—and best—album starts with the first line of Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl,” which drummer David Sandström scrawled across one wall of the band’s recording space as a mantra: “I have seen the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness.”