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High on Fire: Snakes for the DivineSnakes for the Divine (2010)
Reviewer Rating: 3
Contributed by: JeloneJelone
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If some sharks stop moving, they drown. The same could be said of metal bands. As long as they’re ripping through electrifying riffs and kicking ass, it’s all good. But if the tempo slows, suddenly a band’s weaknesses--rambling, nonsensical lyrics, questionable singing--might kill the group. Such is the case with High on Fire. The trio’s latest album, Snakes for the Divine, is a soaring bit of Motörhead-style thrash, the kind of metal that skate punks can enjoy. The Motörhead comparison sticks throughout--the bass parts are thick, the beats are rapid-fire and vocalist/guitarist Matt Pike recalls the froggy, gravelly voice of one Lemmy Kilmister. As long as the trio sticks to that formula, they rock.
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