Monday, May 11, 2009

Metal Inquisition slams Decibel

Our friends at Decibel might be hipster metal posers, but they were at least smart enough to include a 6-page feature on slam metal in the latest issue in a futile effort to salvage whatever shred of credibility remains after stroking Mastodon's dick at every possible opportunity. Better yet, they interviewed me for the feature! I play the role of the expert on wigger slam, and wrote a sidebar entitled "The Essentials of Slam" or something.

Thanks to Albert, Panko, and the rest of the Decibel crew for including us! Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy at your local Chris Barnes & Noble!

More info here

15 comments:

  1. *insert mandatory "sell out" comment*
    See? That is over with now. You're welcome.

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  2. Matt from JerseyMay 11, 2009 at 11:40 AM

    Your essentials list did not include Voracious Contempt, and this has caused my portfolio to lose equity.
    I'm putting the rest of my money in post-mathcore tech metal futures.

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  3. i looked through the article, and i can honestly say that the sarge does not disappoint. job well done!!! there are some amazing one liners in there.

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  4. "If you don't love this record, you're a poser and should go listen to At The Gates"

    Metal Inquisition FTW!

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  5. Maybe a bit off topic but didn't Decibel just answer their own question "Why their best album may be their last" in reference to that shit sandwich of a band Isis?

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  6. I wish selling out was an option for us lowly MI staffers. if any money could come our way from doing things like writing for awful publications, i'd do it faster than Napalm Death's "you suffer". sadly, we do it for the love of metal and our fans. the day you see me driving my new Maybach, you can rest assured that the money came from the funds I invested in EMG pick-up futures...not from this blog. bummer.

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  7. I actually am a subscriber to Decibel, as it's one of the few mags out there that doesn't totally suck IMO.
    Funny thing was, as soon as I saw the cover and the words "Slam Metal" on the cover, the first thing that came to mind was "wigger slam" and Metal Inquisition. No shit.
    It was great to see a true authority on the subject do it justice. Killer work Sarge!
    I especially like the long reply from WTC. That was some funny shit right there!

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  8. Decibel disappeared from the shelves in this country about a year ago. If it wasn't for the internet I wouldn't know they were still publishing.

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  9. I heart Decibel. Great dudes, great articles and most of all great writing and humor. Sarge, your contribution had me laughing out loud.

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  10. it seems the whole of internetland hate mastodon ironically the only truely "hip" band i listen too

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  11. Sometimes I wish I liked slam more so I could start a band called The Nation of I Slam.

    I mean, the first three albums practically write themselves.

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  12. I don't see a problem with Decibel, the writing is top-notch and they review music on the whole spectrum of metal.

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  13. Decibel is an ok magazine. About as good as it gets for glossy mags in this country. The articles are a great read. What fucking blows about them is the reviews section because about 85% of the shit they cover comes- logically- from the advertisers. In other words, nuclear blast's cheesy discs, napalm records' dead on arrival releases, metal blade's picks of the day, and whatever 13 albums relapse decides to release this month. The mag seems to get thinner by the month, so we might as well subscribe. Otherwise, we'll be stuck reading about bands in NoneLouder...I rather shoot my mother...

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  14. Its a shame that decibel can't get anything right. haha story of the history of america really.

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  15. Interesting post always my choice .

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