Fear, Emptiness, Decibel: Stream the New Toxic Holocaust Flexi Disc!!!
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…
Emperor Rhombus threw four out of five goats to Chemistry of Consciousness, Axl approved of the trippy, Metalocalypse-esque video for “Acid Fuzz,” and team Decibel were big enough fans to slap Joel Grind on our December cover. Everything’s coming up Toxic Holocaust, and in case Joel wasn’t enjoying the greatest holiday season of his life, his band rips shit up on the disc that marks the three-year anniversary of Decibel Flexi Series.
“Life Is a Lie” conjures old-school Celtic Frost, slips into a ferocious punk rock break, and basically embodies everything we love about this fucking band. As with every Flexi Series track, it’s 100 percent exclusive, i.e., it doesn’t appear on Chemistry of Consciousness. Grind mastered it specifically for vinyl, and his enthusiasm for the format is palpable. “I’m very excited to have our song ‘Life Is a Lie’ included in the Flexi Series,” the mastermind enthuses. “It’s our first ever flexi record, and being a record collector/nerd myself, it’s a format I’ve been dying to do for years. Thank you very much—proud to be a part of it!”
Check out the track for yourself below. There are a limited number of issues containing this flexi in the dB webstore now. It appears in the issue alongside our always-anticipated/controversial Top 40 Albums of the Year breakdown. Sharpen your knives.