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High On Fire – De Vermis Mysteriis

I swear, by Matt Pike's sweaty shirtless body, that High On Fire get better with every album. Whilst there's nothing that glaringly new about their sound, you'd be hard pushed to argue that it wasn't at least distinct and over the course of six studio albums the band has refined their mix of high octane riffs, pummeling percussion and Motorhead sensibilities to a sharpened point. De Vermis Mysteriis sees the band attempting to top their incredibly well received Snakes For The Divine with a concept album about Jesus' time travelling twin brother Liao who goes on to to learn about the destructive influence his brother had on mankind before jumping off the deep end and getting involved in witch burning and baby sacrifice. Yeah.
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THE AGE OF HELL IS COMING

Apparently. Either Chimaira are releasing an ambient drone record, or skip to the 30 second mark to hear approximately ten seconds of new Chimaira music. It's actually not bad, but it cuts out right before ... Read More...