Sludge Metal

Track Premiere: Old Iron – ‘Bogwitch’

August 8, 2017 Vince Bellino

Seattle doomsayers and recent Good to Die Records signees Old Iron bring the low end on their latest effort, Lupus Metallorum.

Video Premiere: Firebreather – ‘The Ice Lord’

August 1, 2017 Vince Bellino

Watch the video for “The Ice Lord” by Firebreather now!

Full EP Stream: Atonement Theory – “Illumination”

July 26, 2017 Vince Bellino

Stream the new album from Atonement Theory, featuring Harm’s Way’s Jay Jancetic.

Full Album Stream: Poseidon – ‘Prologue’

July 19, 2017 Vince Bellino

Stream the entirety of UK doom outfit Poseidon‘s epic debut album, Prologue. 

Godhunter Release ‘Walking With A Ghost’ Video to Raise Awareness for Suicide Prevention

July 14, 2017 Vince Bellino

Watch the video for Godhunter‘s cover of Tegan and Sara’s “Walking With a Ghost” now. 

Track Premiere: INTRCPTR – ‘Turbines’

July 14, 2017 Vince Bellino

Stream a new track from Pelican/5ive offshoot, INTRCPTR. 

5 Great Live Roadburn Albums

June 30, 2017 Vince Bellino

ConvergeGodfleshNeurosis and more have immortalized their Roadburn performances as live albums.

Track Premiere: Shepherd – ‘Agents Of Nihil’

June 28, 2017 Vince Bellino

Stream a new track from Indian sludge outfit Shepherd. 

Crowbar’s ‘Odd Fellows Rest’ Inducted Into The Decibel Hall Of Fame

June 7, 2017 Vince Bellino

Read about the making of Crowbar‘s Odd Fellows Rest in the latest issue of Decibel. 

Track Premiere: Livid – ‘Sins Of God’

June 5, 2017 Vince Bellino

Stream “Sins of God,” the bleak, crushing new song from Livid. 

Q&A: Mind Power On Debut EP ‘Depopulation’

May 30, 2017 Vince Bellino

Get to know groove metal outfit Mind Power, featuring ex-members of A Life Once Lost, Dead End Path and more.

Track Premiere: Wovoka – ‘Traces’

May 30, 2017 Vince Bellino

Stream an epic 18 minute song from the Wovoka/LLNN split. 

Track Premiere: Bison – ‘Until The Earth Is Empty’

May 23, 2017 Vince Bellino

Listen to “Until the Earth is Empty” from Bison‘s You Are Not the Ocean You Are the Patient

Track Premiere: Timeworn – ‘Night Of Owls’

May 11, 2017 Vince Bellino

Timeworn are aggressive as they are atmospheric on new song “Night of Owls.”

Video Premiere: Season Of Arrows – ‘The Bridge’

May 1, 2017 Vince Bellino

Season of Arrows debut the music video for “The Bridge,” off sophomore effort Give It to the Mountain. 

Track Premiere: Godhunter – ‘Like Glass Under Black Fingernails’

April 18, 2017 Vince Bellino

Godhunter bring the sludge while collecting donations for Planned Parenthood.

Video Premiere: Beastwars – ‘Some Sell Their Souls’

March 28, 2017 Vince Bellino

“Some Sell Their Souls” comes from Beastwars’ 2016 The Death of All Things. 

CONTEST: Win A Pair Of Tickets To Berserker IV Fest!

March 27, 2017 Vince Bellino

We’ve got an extra extremely extreme contest alert for you: win a free pair of tickets to Berserker IV in Pontiac, Michigan, with heavy hitters like GWAR, Eyehategod, and OFF!

Video Premiere: Connoisseur – ‘All Day Every Day’

March 17, 2017 Vince Bellino

Stoner/sludge punks Connoisseur show off what they do “All Day Every Day” in a new, 4/20 friendly video.

Full Album Stream: Rozamov – ‘This Mortal Road’

March 2, 2017 Vince Bellino

Rozamov‘s first full-length album is a progressive yet incredibly heavy slab of doom metal.

Track Premiere: Jagged Vision – ‘Euthanasia’

February 28, 2017 Vince Bellino

Jagged Vision punish the listener with thick riffs and aggressive delivery on “Euthanasia.”


October 5, 2015 Shawn Macomber

Tapered Limbs of a Human Star
Yup, I think we found the Queen…
dB Rating: 8/10