Sludge

Full Album Stream: KITE – The All Penetrating Silence

June 6, 2018

Norwegian post-metal doom-bringers KITE loudly pursue a quiet place on their The All Penetrating Silence EP.

Video Premiere & Interview: Dopethrone – ‘Killdozer’

May 7, 2018

Stream a new song and read a new interview with Canadian sludge/doom heavyweights Dopethrone now.

Crawl/Leviathan Split: Spilling Tears Into the Forge of Hate

February 23, 2018

Check out the new split with Crawl and Leviathan for two equally horrifying takes on humanity’s nightmares.

Track Premiere: Beldam – ‘Carrion Feast’

January 10, 2018

Stream a crushingly heavy new song from Seattle-based sludge practitioners Beldam now.

Track Premiere: Clamfight – ‘Echoes in Stone’

January 3, 2018

In under eight minutes, New Jersey sludge rockers Clamfight craft an epic tale of one location’s historical and supernatural transformation in “Echoes in Stone.”

Track Premiere: BongCauldron’s ‘Bury Your Axe in the Crania of Lesser Men’

November 22, 2017

UK troublemakers BongCauldron bring the sludge and the fuzz in the skull-splitting premiere of “Bury Your Axe in the Crania of Lesser Men.”

Owlcrusher

October 13, 2017

Owlcrusher are Decibel‘s Best New Noise.

Get Out of Print Kreator, Eyehategod & Black Dahlia Murder Vinyl!

August 11, 2017

Get FIVE rare BONUS singles from the Decibel Flexi Series when you order this special Decibel subscription. For a limited time only!

Streaming: High Priest Kill Your Buzz with “Grail Sludge”

July 19, 2017

Virginian pit-stirrers High Priest blast out hardcore/grind extinction sermons on their ferocious Grail Sludge EP.

Crowbar – “Odd Fellows Rest”

June 8, 2017

By 1998, New Orleans metal heavyweights Crowbar had already released four fantastic sludge albums. But when it came time to start writing their fifth, the band knew they were on to something different

Track Premiere: Timeworn – ‘Night Of Owls’

May 11, 2017

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

In The Company of Serpents

April 10, 2017

Ain-Soph Aur
Denver doom/sludge duo wax ecstatic, cowboy-style
dB rating: 8/10

Video Premiere: Beastwars – ‘Some Sell Their Souls’

March 28, 2017

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

Full Album Stream: Rozamov – ‘This Mortal Road’

March 2, 2017

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

Track Premiere: Jagged Vision – ‘Euthanasia’

February 28, 2017

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

Today is the Day – Temple of the Morning Star

February 28, 2017

Almost four minutes into Temple of the Morning Star is when the infamous fundamentalist preacher says, “Right now I want the undivided attention of every God-fearing American citizen.” And that’s pretty much where Today Is the Day officially began their new brand of misery.

Full Album Stream: Horseneck – ‘Heavy Trip’

February 15, 2017

Horseneck marry sludge and post-hardcore with a host of other sounds to craft their memorable first record, Heavy Trip. 

Track Premiere: In the Company of Serpents – ‘Limitless Light’

February 8, 2017

In the Company of Serpents explore their softer side while also delving deeper into their heavy side on the first single from their full-length. 

Buzz Osborne Talks New Supergroup, Crystal Fairy

February 1, 2017

Crystal Fairy‘s lineup includes Buzz Obsorne and Dale Crover (The Melvins), Omar Rodriguez-Lopez (At the Drive-In, ex-The Mars Volta) and Teri Gender Bender (Le Butcherettes). Find out more about the band before their self-titled album drops. 

TRACK PREMIERE: MOROS “CORROSIVE EXISTENCE”

February 1, 2017

“We’re making sludge through a death metal lens,” Moros drummer Jason Dost tells Decibel. “I can’t say we are a death metal band but the horror and savageness of that early death metal sound influences what we do for sure.” 

Happily, that proves to be a pretty goddamn spot-on self-assessment as one jams this seriously intense, head-turning Moros split with Black Urn  — a straight-up enigmatic-yet-primal nightmare translated into assaultive sound waves.

Track Premiere: Unearthly Trance – ‘Scythe’

February 1, 2017

Bleak, noisy doom is what to expect from Unearthly Trance‘s latest single, “Scythe.”