Metal

Photo by Peter Line If you’ve lived in Seattle or anywhere in the PNW over the last 20-plus years, there’s a good chance you’ve seen one or more of the members of Vanishment in a previous/other band. This newish outfit features vets of Himsa, Hell Promise, Heiress, Lair of the Minotaur, Trial, North American Bison
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Where they from?Argentina. So the NFL playoffs are here. I’m sure it would be such an exciting time if your team were in it! The closest I get is the second-hand thrill of rooting for my friends’ teams, which is essentially like watching your friends hook up with someone you’re interested in. Like, “wow, great
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We’re here because You’re Living All Over Me is unquestionably one of the most important records in the development of alternative rock. This is a stone-cold fact. Four years before grunge catapulted underground music into the mainstream, Dinosaur Jr. laid out a practical blueprint for freaky, noisy “ear-bleeding country.” This is a style that has
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Happy Friday, Decibel readers! Come to think of it, happy Friday the 13th! Don’t worry, everyone, it’s January. I’m pretty sure Jason spends this time hibernating until the first leaves of autumn begin to fall over Camp Crystal Lake. Anyway, time for another set of new releases. I feel like the year hasn’t really begun
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Well, this latest video from Finnish death-doom trio God Disease isn’t gonna fill your soul with warmth and joy (not that you likely came here looking for such things anyway). The track, “Ashes,” is a lumbering funereal crusher that pretty much wallows in suffering and sorrow. The accompanying video, courtesy of Aarni Visuals, is equally dispiriting.
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Photo by Cody Introspective post-metallers Windchimes have released a new video, “She Begs,” and you can see it with us first. Like much of their music, the song takes on themes of environmental despair and mental struggles told through a lilting, melodic take on heaviness. Of the song, the band cryptically say, “Gaia now drowns
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Really, the only way to make cannibalism more brutal is to either a.) catch a horrible disease that makes you go (more?) insane or b.) eat your family and loved ones. Decibel certainly doesn’t condone eating your family or the members of your tribe, but we do have a premiere of “Endocannibalismo,” the title track from discordant
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Really, the only way to make cannibalism more brutal is to either a.) catch a horrible disease that makes you go (more?) insane or b.) eat your family and loved ones. Decibel certainly doesn’t condone eating your family or the members of your tribe, but we do have a premiere of “Endocannibalismo,” the title track from discordant
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Flexi Disc, News, Track Premiere, Vinyl Anathema, Doom, Doom Metal, Godthrymm, My Dying Bride, premiere, Profound Lore, Solstice, the decibel flexi series, Vallenfyre. English doom crew Godthrymm are in the midst of recording one of Decibel‘s Top 20 Most Anticipated Albums of 2023, the follow-up to their 2020 Decibel Top 40-cracking debut Reflections. Naturally we’re
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If you want a vision of 2023, imagine FAITHXTRACTOR’s upcoming album, Contempt for a Failed Dimension, stamping on your face for the entire year. This Cincinnati-based veteran death metal outfit has returned with their first album since 2018, now on Redefining Darkness Records. Stamping or stomping really are operative words here, the hefty production lending
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Chilean blackened thrashers Hellish find their invincible force on new album, The Dance of the Four Elemental Serpents. After two neck-breaking full-lengths — Grimoire (2016) and The Spectre of Lonely Souls (2018) — the Santiago-based quartet of Cristian León (drums), Francisco Sanhueza (guitars), Javier Salgado (guitars), Cristopher Aravena (vocals/bass) have re-centered their attack. From the
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New Jersey quartet Massa Nera recently released one of the year’s best screamo albums in the form of Derramar | Querer | Borrar, their second album. In many ways, Massa Nera aren’t too far from bands like Orchid, City of Caterpillar or Saetia, taking an aggressive, direct approach to the genre with added post-rock and emo flourishes.
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The idea behind the Brussels Beer Project’s “bread IPA” is up-cycling: At least 20% of the grain base of Babylone is from loaves of unsold bread, which have been dried out and pulverized into crumbs. It’s a fantastic idea from an environmental standpoint, since brewing produces a lot of waste with spent grain. True, that
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Photo courtesy of Christine Samaroo There’s a new tech death band in town, hailing from both Baltimore and New Jersey and dishing out us some classic, heavy brutality, get to know Revenge Beast via their new video for “Egregore,” which we have below. Revenge Beast are guitarist Marc Rizzo, vocalist Jay Decay, bassist Brennan McShane,
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