Sunday, December 16 2007
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.
Thursday, December 23 2010
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.
Thursday, December 10 2009
High on Fire encapsulate everything metal should be: aggressive, epic, and uncompromising; its lead man's very being cries out “Seek and Destroy”.
Tuesday, July 16 2013
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.
Sunday, April 1 2012
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.
Tuesday, February 23 2010
The great High on Fire gives us more of the same scorching metal, with a few tweaks here and there.
Thursday, September 27 2007
The trio's fourth album boasts improvements on all fronts, resulting in one of 2007's best metal releases.
Monday, February 28 2005
Ah, Windsor! Bordertown. Home of a casino and dense with strip clubs. Flooded every weekend by thousands of thirsty, horny Americans, spilling over the bridge and through the tunnel. My associates and I were playing a different game. We were going to Alvin's, in Detroit, to find our pleasure.
Thursday, February 12 2015
While the Grammys may have gotten metal absolutely wrong again, a new album by the Swedish outfit Marduk and a noteworthy tenth anniversary remind us that not all is wrong with the metal world.