CODE ORANGE – Forever (Album Review)

CODE ORANGE – Forever (Album Review)

One of the most intriguing and unpredictable bands in metal at the moment, Code Orange is back with a brand new album and a brand new set of surprises. Formerly known as Code Orange Kids, Code Orange have grown both musically and literally since their first demo, Winter Tour Demo (2009). Starting off as a hardcore punk band not yet old enough to play most venues, Code Orange Kids have come a long way and…

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The Best of 2016 (Decibel Geek Staff Picks)

The Best of 2016 (Decibel Geek Staff Picks)

Hello, and welcome to Decibel Geek. For the uninitiated, we are a hard rock/heavy metal website and weekly podcast. Decibel Geek began as a weekly podcast presented by hosts Chris Czynszak and Aaron Camaro and has grown into what you find here today. Alongside the weekly issued, absolutely free podcast episodes, our website features photograph galleries from live events around the world as well a direct feed to our YouTube channel, DBGTV. Our writing team encompasses some…

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ALLEGAEON – Proponent For Sentience (Album Review)

ALLEGAEON – Proponent For Sentience (Album Review)

Trying to classify exactly what genre of technical death metal Allegaeon falls into is about as difficult as it is to figure out how to pronounce their name (I think it’s A-Legion but I’ve also heard people call them Alle-gae-on, or even Alle-gone). What isn’t difficult is recognizing the amount of talent in this band. The musicianship alone is mind-blowing. Add the catchy songwriting, a great sense of humor, and a vocabulary of words you’ve…

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Black Crown Initiate – Selves We Cannot Forgive – Review

Black Crown Initiate – Selves We Cannot Forgive – Review

Black Crown Initiate has achieved a lot in a very short amount of time. After blowing up the metal underground in 2013 with their critically acclaimed debut EP, Song Of A Crippled Bull, they were quickly signed by eOne Entertainment. In 2014 Black Crown Initiate released their first full-length album, The Wreckage Of Stars, my personal favorite album from that year. With such a strong debut album, their sophomore release, Selves We Cannot Forgive has…

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Whitechapel – Mark Of The Blade (Album Review)

Whitechapel – Mark Of The Blade (Album Review)

When it comes to deathcore, few bands have reached the level that Whitechapel has. After all, this proud Knoxville, Tennessee outfit helped build and shape this relatively new genre of metal. Gaining momentum quickly with their unique style, Phil Bozeman‘s one of a kind vocals, and an intense live show, Whitechapel became a household name among deathcore fans pretty quickly. If you’re a fan of these guys, you don’t need me to tell you that…

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Aborted – Retrogore (Album Review)

Aborted – Retrogore  (Album Review)

When it comes to brutal death metal few bands, if any, can match the absolute brutality and mastery that Aborted has achieved over their now twenty plus year career. They’ve established themselves as one of the pioneers of the death-grind genre. Aborted deserves the highest of praise for their ability to produce intense and relentless music time after time without ever repeating or getting stale like most bands do when they’ve been in the business…

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Cannibal Corpse North American Tour-Concert Review

Cannibal Corpse North American Tour-Concert Review

On February 20th, 2016 Cannibal Corpse, Obituary, Cryptopsy, and Abysmal Dawn played to a sold out Opera House in Toronto, Ontario and it was magnificent. First of all, whoever booked this tour couldn’t have put together a better lineup to showcase some of death metal’s best. This was a special show for me for a couple of reasons. First, Cannibal Corpse is my favorite death metal band and it was my first time seeing them…

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Exmortus – Ride Forth – Album Review

Exmortus – Ride Forth – Album Review

Shred heads rejoice and raise your swords (or axes) to the sky! Exmortus is back with a brand new album entitled Ride Forth and it has riffs, lots, and lots of face melting riffs. Ride Forth is the Whittier, California quartet’s follow-up to their most successful release to date, 2014’s Slave to the Sword. Slave to the Sword was actually the first album I ever heard from Exmortus. I had heard of them before, but…

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Kings Of Chaos Live At Casino Rama – Review

Kings Of Chaos Live At Casino Rama – Review

With Casino Rama being close to home I frequent shows there quite a bit, so naturally when a cool band like Kings of Chaos is playing, I’m there. For those who don’t know, Kings of Chaos is a cover band with an ever-changing set list and lineup. It’s basically a rock star jam band. The core members are Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver), Duff McKagen (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver), and Gilby Clarke…

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Album Review: Children Of Bodom- I Worship Chaos

Album Review: Children Of Bodom- I Worship Chaos

Finland has produced some pretty awesome metal bands over the years and for me personally, Children Of Bodom is right at top of that list. Throughout their career they’ve developed a unique brand of melodic death metal that is truly their own. They have a very atmospheric sound, it’s epic and dark, and has an almost classical edge to it. They’re one of those bands that you know it’s them before the vocals even kick…

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