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The Best Metal Albums of 2007
16 Dec 2007 // 3:00 PM
This is the best year for metal music we've seen in a very long time. Like other watershed years, such as 1983, 1984, and 1991, it's partially a case of artists peaking at the same time, and 2007 was no exception, unleashing a wave of superb releases from January straight through November.
The Best Metal Albums of 2010
23 Dec 2010 // 3:00 PM
In the end, the metal world honored the memory of Ronnie James Dio in the coolest possible way: by making this the best year for new music the genre has seen in a very long time.
Matt Pike Don't Need No Stinking Shirt
10 Dec 2009 // 2:59 PM
High on Fire encapsulate everything metal should be: aggressive, epic, and uncompromising; its lead man's very being cries out “Seek and Destroy”.
High on Fire: Spitting Fire
16 Jul 2013 // 5:02 PM
Despite the predicatable cliches and trappings of a double-live album, High on Fire's Spitting Fire provides a glimpse of a band near the height of its powers.
High on Fire: De Vermis Mysteriis
1 Apr 2012 // 5:00 PM
Allow High on Fire to expand your mind and transpose you to another dimension through fantastical tales and rabid displays of fretwork invention. On De Vermis Mysteriis, Matt Pike finds further inspiration from the crepuscular writings H.P. Lovecraft and ultimately himself by coming to terms with his musical lineage.