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Band: High on Fire

Postby hogknob on Fri Jan 30, 2004 9:11 am

High on Fire.
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Postby TACOVAN on Mon Feb 02, 2004 3:52 pm

they are loud really loud loud really= not crap
the vocals are a little too macho for me.=crap
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Postby chad on Mon Feb 02, 2004 5:01 pm

TACOVAN wrote:they are loud really loud loud really= not crap
the vocals are a little too macho for me.=crap


can't imagine any other vocals that could be more fitting. = not crap at all
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Postby Ty Webb on Fri Dec 09, 2005 3:32 pm

This one didn't get the treatment it deserved and I noticed an abortive attempt to do a C/NC for the new High On Fire album.

These guys are an absolute juggernaut of downtuned-somewhere-below-the-abyssal-plain, shamelessly cheesy and stoned metal. Pike has a completely unique sound, but for my money, it's the rhythm section that really sets them apart. Absolutely relentless, almost frightening. The albums make me clench my fists until there are crescents dug into my palms and the live show leaves me an exhausted but sated wreck.


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Postby full point on Fri Dec 09, 2005 3:40 pm

Why'd Joe Preston join the band?

Better yet, why'd the old bassist leave?
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Postby Ty Webb on Fri Dec 09, 2005 3:49 pm

According to Pike, George Rice left the band because he was just worn out with life on the road and wanted to spend time with his family. Considering the grind of touring, it's certainly understandable and it happens to bands all the time.


Preston is fucking fantastic and changes their sound a bit, but certainly doesn't hurt it. They're stronger than ever.
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Postby bigc on Fri Dec 09, 2005 4:37 pm

I think it's time for High On Fire to write a new song. They're been writing the same blisteringly kick ass song for a while now.

NOT CRAP...waffles for not moving along sonically.
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Postby Christopher_Dragon on Fri Dec 09, 2005 5:33 pm

bigc wrote:I think it's time for High On Fire to write a new song. They're been writing the same blisteringly kick ass song for a while now.

NOT CRAP...waffles for not moving along sonically.


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Postby Ty Webb on Fri Dec 09, 2005 6:19 pm

I think with Preston now involved in the songwriting, you guys will get your wish. I wouldn't expect anything drastically different, but it'll be a change.
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Postby amybugbee on Sun Dec 11, 2005 5:09 am

Thanks for putting this up as a poll. I tried and failed -- maybe I am not allowed.
High on Fire Rules. I have the original demo from before they were signed (they gave it to me at The Expo Of The Extreme), and it is still supreme to listen to, the new one -- Blessed Black Wings -- is the best since that demo, but all of it is very good still.
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Postby Charlie D on Sun Dec 11, 2005 10:59 pm

No other band I know of makes me want to be a fucking berserker!
Where Creedence Clearwater Revival makes me want to wrestle alligators, High On Fire makes me want to order a battle axe out of one of those Dungeons and Dragons style catalogs that mistakenly show up in the mail box so I can seriously "fix" the malfunctioning household appliances around here.
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Postby mattw on Sun Dec 11, 2005 11:13 pm

Listened to bits of the record before the latest one, and although it was pretty good, the production was a little shitty- 'compressed', for lack of a better word. That's why it was so funny when Blessed Black Wings was labeled that by our friends at P-fork. Joe Preston plus EA's properietor at the helm= NC.
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Postby Surfrider on Sun Dec 11, 2005 11:39 pm

This is possibly the easiest C/NC ever. Matt Pike IS heavy metal. Des and Joe prepare the battlefield perfectly for him, then he slays all in his path. Each time i see them live they get better and better, and they seem like extremely nice people to boot. It's a real shame that Matt's broken his hand and face up and needed/needs to cancel a bunch of dates.

I would seriously doubt someone if they claimed to be a fan of heavy music and didn't like High On Fire.

Non believers, refer in particular to 'Baghdad' '10,000 Years' 'Speed Wolf' 'Face of Oblivion' 'Blessed Black Wings' 'Sons of Thunder'.

If the devil himself had created a guitarist, it would be Matt Pike.
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Postby phildotidiot on Wed Dec 14, 2005 11:01 am

i like high on fire until i read their lyrics. aside from that, they're pretty good. i just got the new one and it sounds really really good. that guy plays huge drums. i can't help but get excited when i see a band load in with a floor tom bigger than a regular kick drum. also, joe preston is the best. but yeah, overall NOT CRAP. this being my first post of crap or not crap participation, i hope i played correctly. thank you bye bye!
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Postby Champion Rabbit on Wed Dec 14, 2005 1:51 pm

No idea what the fuss is about. Even more boring than Sleep (the band, not the function).

CRAP.
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Postby run joe, run on Wed Dec 14, 2005 2:31 pm

Champion Rabbit wrote:No idea what the fuss is about.


Well, I went to see these chaps at the Scala in London's Kings Cross. Indeed, there wasn't much to write home about - until the motherfuckers started playing. Matt Pike writhed and darted like a starving hellhound leashed to a Marshall stack, and tormented monsters of heartbreaking volume flew from his amp (a bit like those spirits at the end of Raiders Of The Lost Ark). Joe bass man looked and played like a mass murderer who has learned how to make earthquakes happen and Des drummer man looked a tiny bit like the guy from CHiPs and drummed a tiny bit like Zeus.

Aaaaaanyway, this was all well and good, and I was most impressed with these nice tattoed gentlemen, but then the gig got really interesting: they actually destroyed the Scala. I mean to say, they played the hardest, heaviest, most atom shattering hard rock I've heard (and I speak as someone who has witnessed the live charms of AC/DC, Slayer and Mastodon) with such final-hour ferocity that the building literally collapsed.

The Scala isn't there any more - you can check!

A downside was that I unfortunately had my face melted, and so lost the use of my eyes, which were of course also melted; I am dictating this post to my deaf secretary (who - ironically - I met at the very same gig).

Hope this helps some!
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Postby Champion Rabbit on Wed Dec 14, 2005 4:20 pm

run joe, run wrote:
Hope this helps some!


Not really, unless they released a non-boring record that I should know about.
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Postby run joe, run on Wed Dec 14, 2005 6:34 pm

Champion Rabbit wrote:
run joe, run wrote:
Hope this helps some!


Not really, unless they released a non-boring record that I should know about.


But dude. They, like, destroyed the building.

The record Steve recorded for them is "non-boring". But I'm guessing you have your mind pretty much made up. I'm also guessing you're not much a fan of the heavy rock, but I'm just guessing.
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Postby run joe, run on Fri Dec 16, 2005 11:14 am

I'm being a snarky little bastard. Sorry.
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Postby amybugbee on Tue Dec 27, 2005 2:50 pm

High On Fire is great!
Of course so was Sleep.


Before they were even signed we had them come to Chicago to play the Expo of the Extreme 2 - they blew all the other bands away!
And left with a record deal!
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