Fear, Emptiness, Decibel: Announcing The Top 100 Death Metal Albums of All Time Special Issue
Before there were blogs there were these things called magazines, and the only metal magazine we still get excited about reading every month is Decibel. Here’s managing editor Andrew Bonazelli…
So far, Decibel has expelled three gruesome, special collector’s edition one-offs: the Thrash Metal HOF issue, the Black Metal HOF issue and the (sold-out) Top 100 Albums of the 2000s issue. We’re not blowing ourselves by telling you that our fourth stab at this is the best yet—this time, all of the content is 100 percent new and exclusive: The Top 100 Death Metal Albums of All Time issue is set to slaughter souls.
Old-school readers may remember our first crack at a death metal-themed issue, way back in April of 2006. But in retrospect, we feel that collective effort pales compared to ensuing installments deconstructing stoner rock, grindcore and women in metal. Slowly we rotted, and — hopefully — improved. For the Top 100 Death Metal Albums of All Time gala, our staff meticulously broke down the genre’s goriest, most influential slabs, while still extolling the virulent virtues of recent groundbreakers that refuse to merely carry the torch of Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse, Carcass, Death or At the Gates. And then there’s the inverted cross on top: a brand new, hard-partying Hall of Fame on Unleashed’s Swe-death debut classic, Where No Life Dwells.
Without DM and all of its decrepit permutations, it’s safe to say very few of us would be here dorking out about this shit. Check out this limited edition corpse-grind pronto, available exclusively through Music Monitor Network retail stores and, of course, right here.
Sure, you could just purchase this one issue — but why not just get a full subscription to ensure that you never miss an issue of Decibel?