25 Albums Turning 25 That Don’t Suck

25 Albums Turning 25 That Don’t Suck

This is my fifth edition of “25 Albums” for Decibel Geek. And things were getting a little thin by 94. Grunge had basically morphed into top forty “alternative” music like Weezer and Belly causing Kurt Cobain to blow his brains out. Pearl Jam sued Ticketmaster and lost. Gotta love those service charges.  Green Day ushered in the pop-punk movement that would influence future greats like Fall Out Boy and Panic At The Disco. Pink Floyd toured…

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SLAYER’S Final World Tour – Collection of Photo Galleries

SLAYER’S Final World Tour – Collection of Photo Galleries

SLAYER’S FINAL WORLD TOUR (London, Ontario) Decibel Geek‘s photographer Brian Ronald recently spent some quality time in the pit for Slayer‘s “Final World Tour” as it stopped at London Ontario’s Budweiser Gardens. Possibly for the last time in Canada, the support came from Lamb of God, Anthrax, Testament and Napalm Death. What a night of thrash and hardcore metal with full-on crowd surfing and mosh pit particiaption! Here are Brian‘s photo galleries from all the…

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TESTAMENT – Budweiser Gardens, London Ontario (Photo Gallery)

TESTAMENT – Budweiser Gardens, London Ontario (Photo Gallery)

Decibel Geek‘s photographer Brian Ronald recently spent some quality time in the pit for Slayer‘s “Final World Tour” as it stopped at London Ontario’s Budweiser Gardens. Possibly for the last time in Canada, the support came from Lamb of God, Anthrax, Testament and Napalm Death. As the crowd surfing and the mosh pit participation was at full peak, the metal rocked the ears to the core. It sure was an intense night of thrash that…

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Wallygator’s Top 10 Albums of 2016

Another year older and what do we have to show for it? Turns out some very excellent music and as always the Decibel Geek writers are hard at work compiling their top 10 lists. The Decibel Geek writing team has grown in numbers this year, and I am very excited to see the final Official Decibel Geek Top 10 of 2016 list that is created using the Meister‘s elaborate point system reflecting each writer’s top 10…

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TESTAMENT – Brotherhood Of The Snake (Album Review)

TESTAMENT – Brotherhood Of The Snake (Album Review)

Testament – Brotherhood of the Snake Nuclear Blast Records Producer – Andy Sneap Once the Big Four gained an almost official status there began a debate as to who would be number five.  While it’s my opinion that the acknowledged Big Four of Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax is proper, it is also my opinion that you can’t have a discussion about number five without Testament.  And gun to head, they are my number five.  While I…

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TESTAMENT – Brotherhood of the Snake (October 28, 2016)

TESTAMENT – Brotherhood of the Snake (October 28, 2016)

Legendary bay area thrash metal giants TESTAMENT have released the title track for their upcoming 12th album, Brotherhood Of The Snake, which will be released on October 28, 2016, via Nuclear Blast. Watch the lyric video for “Brotherhood Of The Snake” below.  . Brotherhood Of The Snake was recorded under the watchful eyes of producer Juan Urteaga (EXODUS, HEATHEN, MACHINE HEAD), guitarist Eric Peterson and singer Chuck Billy and was mixed and mastered by well-known metal producer Andy Sneap (ACCEPT, ARCH ENEMY, CRADLE OF FILTH, KREATOR, MACHINE HEAD, MEGADETH)….

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TESTAMENT to Release Brotherhood of the Snake

TESTAMENT to Release Brotherhood of the Snake

Legendary bay area thrash metal giants TESTAMENT have released the title track for their upcoming 12th album, Brotherhood Of The Snake, which will be released on October 28, 2016, via Nuclear Blast. Watch the lyric video for “Brotherhood Of The Snake” below.  . Brotherhood Of The Snake was recorded under the watchful eyes of producer Juan Urteaga (EXODUS, HEATHEN, MACHINE HEAD), guitarist Eric Peterson and singer Chuck Billy and was mixed and mastered by well-known metal producer Andy Sneap (ACCEPT, ARCH ENEMY, CRADLE OF FILTH, KREATOR, MACHINE HEAD, MEGADETH)….

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SLAYER!!! – Live At The Myth (Concert Review)

SLAYER!!! – Live At The Myth (Concert Review)

Say it with me. “SLAAAAAAAAYERRRRRR!!!!” So Slayer came to town. Great news for those with a bullhorn, a perverted love for Jesus and nothing but free time on a Friday night. It’s also good news for fans of the band as anyone who’s a Slayer fan will tell you, a Slayer show is both cathartic and an obelisk of the oneness of metal. Plus there’s usually butt loads of upside down crosses. I was 18 when…

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PRODUCT OF HATE – Buried In Violence (Album Review)

PRODUCT OF HATE – Buried In Violence (Album Review)

PRODUCT OF HATE was formed in Wisconsin in 2007. The band is made up of vocalist Adam Gilley, drummer Mike McGuire, bassist Mark Campbell, and the guitar duo of brothers Geno (lead) and Cody (rhythm) Rathbone. The band has landed support slots for big hitters such as Lamb Of God, Meshuggah, Chimaira, Gwar and Hatebreed.   However, this is their first full album and it certainly is abrasive. This one is for fans of the above bands…

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25 Albums Turning 25 That Don’t Suck

25 Albums Turning 25 That Don’t Suck

1990.  For music it was year that in many ways was Lost in Limbo (Thanks Ace.)  Genre’s of rock were peaking, ending and just starting.  And no one knew.  It would be the pinnacle of Thrash metal, the roots of Grunge were starting to sprout and the good times for bands of the Hair Metal genre were concluding.  In a little over a year bands like Winger and Warrant would trade major success to be…

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