About This Decay

This Decay is a sort of web-based zine thing covering metal, hardcore and other forms of alternative music – usually the aggressive kind – without genre politics or bullshit posturing.

We like to cover our local heavy music scenes in Birmingham, Coventry and the West Midlands but we’re also here to hype up the most exciting period the British alternative music community has had for generations.

And we celebrate, review and feature artists from around the world. After all, we’re just fans. And what kind of fans would we be if we paid any attention to borders?

So this website is home to reviews, live reports, feature stories and podcasts related to the local, national and global scenes that get our blood pumping, our ears bleeding and our heads banging.

Take a look around.