Thursday, November 12, 2009

High On Fire - The Art Of Self Defense

2000, Man's Ruin Records

1. Baghdad (5:15)
2. 10,000 Years (7:53)
3. Blood from Zion (4:55)
4. Last (6:36)
5. Fireface (8:35)
6. Master of Fists (10:03)

High On Fire is a stoner metal band originally formed from the remnants of the legendary stoner band Sleep. Matt Pike, from Sleep, sings and plays guitar in High on Fire and founded the band with George Rice (bass) and Des Kensel (drums). The remaining members of Sleep, bassist Al Cisneros and drummer Chris Hakius, went on to form the duo OM, which retains more of the original Sleep vibe of crushingly slow repeated riffing.

High on Fire’s sound is extremely heavy, drawing influences on the aforementioned Sleep, Motörhead, and even hardcore punk.

The Oakland, California band formed in 1998 and released ‘The Art of Self Defense’ on Man’s Ruin Records, in March 2000.


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