Silver Talon faced the challenges of 2020 by staying focused and productive. Their efforts culminated in the recording of Decadence and Decay. Lead single, "Deceiver, I Am," was released in December 2020, and showcased the evolution of the group's creative vision and dark power metal sound. All three guitarists are utilized to show off arrangements that are deeper and more three-dimensional than their previous work, integrating influences from classic acts such as King Diamond, Judas Priest, and Alice in Chains to underpin lyrical content that mixes a fascination with occult topics and demonology with a dystopian cyberpunk aesthetic. Produced by Zack Ohren (Fallujah, Exmortus, Machine Head) and Gabe Johnston (Idle Hands), the album features a guest appearance from guitarist Andy La Rocque (King Diamond, Death) on "Resistance 2029." Cover artwork by noted fantasy artist Gerald Brom (Doom, Diablo, Magic: The Gathering, World of Warcraft).