Monday, time to introduce "Record Of The Week".
"Electric Messiah", the eighth full-length studio release for the Oakland, California-based metal band HIGH ON FIRE led by Matt Pike.
Matt Pike (vocals/guitar), Jeff Matz (bass), and Des Kensel (drums)
HIGH ON FIRE has once again hired the producer Kurt Ballou, to assist in the album making of "Electric Messiah". The trio has really challenged themselves to evolve their beloved creation to something really marvelous and interesting.
The album opens of by a blast of bombast metal, straight into the face with "Spewn From The Earth". Then to the nine minutes of wonderful monotone and grinding riffing in "Steps Of The Ziggurat/House Of Enlil", a monstrous piece that you will play more than once. The title tune "Electric Messiah", with lyrics written reportedly to paying tribute to the legendary Lemmy Kilmister and it's like a MOTÖRHEAD tune on 45 rpm, fast and unmistakable galloping with a loud and raging fury. The sinister melody of "Sanctioned Annihilation", a ten and half minute masterpiece with pummelling tribal rhythms will keep you on track, being the longest song HIGH ON FIRE have ever written. The more metal jamming tunes like "The Pallid Mask" and heavy riffing "The Witch And The Christ" makes the old days shine true with a clean Matt Pike behind the michrophone. The aesthetic high-octane rocker "God Of The Godless". "Freebooter" is a thunderous piece, fast and full of rage riffing with blistering drums and a breakneck rhythm. The melodic closer "Drowning Dog" is a real upswing, more classic and catchy in the hole, great riffing, great vocals, great drumming, inventive rhythms that make this tune a great standout tune at the end of a marvelous album. The album has eleven hard-hitting tunes that will please you as a listener from start to finish, great job guys.
Sum: Don't miss this album, it's a knockout!
Enjoy "Electric Messiah"!
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