Oct 12, 2018

High on Fire (2018) Electric Messiah 'Review'

Band: High on Fire
Country of Origin: United States
Genre: Stoner / Sludge / Doom Metal
Type: Full Length
Format: CD
Length Approx.: 57:00 min.
Release Date10-05-2018
Release Label: eOne 

IR Classification: Good (4.4 / 5)

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Electric Messiah carries with itself an overflowing passion.

High on Fire has trespassed all the boundaries, approved by some and disapproved by others. They are far to be judged here, their previous album "Luminiferous" which was released in 2015 was a worthy piece from the Oakland's trio, in fact it was selected as the (*Best Sludge / Stoner Metal Album IRA 2015) neither more nor less than here. With that set in mind I was eager to have their newest record titled "Electric Messiah," the album is full of intricated, simplistic and melodic riffs, here you will find everything from fast pace to slow pace, vibrant and heavy bass lines by Jeff Matz, immaculate drum work by Des Kensel, while frontman Matt Pike delivers a great guitar effort and vocally he is able to retain the same power as he did it three years ago.

Getting into the grounds of "Electric Messiah" is spectacular from the beginning, "Spewn from the Earth" welcomes you with tremendous intensity right away. The track builds up such connection between the band and the listener and it's hard to ignore these guys. "Electric Messiah" is unmistakable bringing the classic sound of Motörhead, the murky sound with the gargling vocals and ceaseless drumming. "The Pallid Mask" doesn't lower the intensity despite its mid-pace speed, but the thrashy distorted guitars made it worthy to highlight, "The Witch and The Christ" starts with beautiful guitar riffs between catchy and melodic that are good enough to hook up your attention until the last track has arrived, "Drowning Dog" closes this brilliant album, the sound is heavy and  structured with harmonious guitar chords which turn into a very sophisticated guitar solo.

This album is heavy, energetic and thrilling, without losing the strength and gruff that the band usually packs in every album, "Electric Messiah" carries with itself an overflowing passion, as nobody can replicate, I believe all devotees of this genre are more than pleased with High on Fire and their newest album, hit the links to get yours!

Stay True… Stay Metal… Stay Brutal…

Track List:

01. Spewn from the Earth │ 02. Steps of the Ziggurat/House of Enlil │ 03. Electric Messiah │ 04. Sanctioned Annihilation │ 05. The Pallid Mask / Mass Death Futures │ 06. God of the Godless │ 07. Freebooter │ 08. The Witch and the Christ │ 09. Drowning Dog

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