High On Fire, Black Tide - Death is their communion
My heroes, High On Fire, are always up for destroying another couple of frequencies in your ears. The ultra-power trio smashed into the audience with supreme rock ‘n’ roll metal to bang you head to. They opened with the epic instrumental track ‘Sons Of Thunder’, the last one to be found on the previous album Blessed Black Wings. After this, a variety of tracks passed by at an astounding volume. Of course the last album got the most playtime in their setlist, it included ‘Fury Whip’, ‘Waste Of Tiamat’, ‘Turk’, 'Rumors Of War’ and the title track among others. Tracks from other albums were ‘Eyes And Teeth’, ‘Speedwolf’, ‘Devilution’, ‘Blessed Black Wings’ and even the first album had something to offer; ‘Baghdad’ and the first track they ever wrote; ‘Blood From Zion’. Again the bassist proved to be tighter than the drummer, yet his monstrous display of power makes this little mistakes irrelevant to the show. Guitarist Matt Pike was very obviously enjoying the show to the fullest and eagerly accepted the crowd’s enthusiastic response after each song. His solos on his nine-string guitar were again off the hook, it is no wonder he has been chosen one of the top twenty guitarists by Rolling Stone magazine. This show was utterly pleasing and deafening, I thought: dammit this is High On Fire, if I wear earplugs I can’t enjoy it to the fullest. I was right, and after the show, I was deaf as hell. It is always a pleasure to see this band perform, and by the looks of this show it will remain so for a long time.
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|RoyBalowski on Sunday June 15th 2008 21:26|
|Two good HoF reviews in a row.... Hell yeah, can't wait to see them again !!|