FEAR, EMPTINESS, DECIBEL: GUESS THE NEXT DECIBEL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE, WIN A FREE SUBSCRIPTION!
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.
Hey everyone. It’s that time of the month where you unleash a torrent of viscous bloody discharge guessing our new Hall of Fame and we plug up the hole with a six-month subscription to Decibel. I’ve noticed some dude in the comments regularly positing Linkin Park Hybrid Theory. You know That One Guy at the bar who hits on every chick that passes because eventually somebody’s statistically inclined to say yes? Well, there’s a moral to that story: persistence pays! Someday, my friend… someday.
Anyway, this sound clip/hint may be a little tough to decipher, as the subject lacks the graceful elocution of Chester Bennington, so a helpful transcription follows:
“I think everybody was kind of into certain metal. Maybe not the aesthetic behind it, or any of the ideologies or lack thereof. But certainly the musical style. I think we’d all grown up with Black Sabbath since childhood, basically. I remember being in preschool and I had older brothers, so they had Paranoid by Black Sabbath. And I remember of all the songs on there, the one I was most fascinated by was ‘Electric Funeral’ because of the wah-wah. And I remember sitting there in first grade and opening and closing the opening to my ear with my finger and making the teacher’s voice sound like a wah-wah. Kind of like on the Charlie Brown Christmas special, you know, when the teacher talks and it’s like wah-wah-wah. So, we kind of had an affinity for that going literally way back to our early consciousness.”
Yeah, I can see how that special would be influential. Anyway, you know the drill: artist and title FTW.
DECIBEL HALL OF FAME FEBRUARY 2011
You can order the January issue of Decibel here, but the only way to ensure that you never miss the mag’s sexcellent new monthly flexi disc series to get a full subscription. And tell ’em Charlie Brown sent you.