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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

HIGH ON FIRE - De Vermis Mysteriis [2012]

Stoner metalheads High On Fire get back on track on 2012's De Vermis Mysteriis, after the misfire of their previous album 2010's Snakes For The Divine.
Thundering away like nobody's business, HoF prove they've still got it with a bizarre Jesus' twin brother in Quantum Leap like concept told over the thick, sludgy theatrical metal.  Sounding something like Cliff Burton molesting Motorhead in a cage match to the death, as heavy as the album gets it never takes itself too seriously which makes for a great listen.   Things get a little bit repetitive in a few rare scattered spots but all in all, the record holds up pretty strongly and will provide many an urge to humorously thrash around like a feckin' archaic beast.

4 mysteries of the worm out of 5

Songs Of Note: Fertile GreenSpritual Rites

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