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Matt Pike and High on Fire sludge forward

There are, really, just two types of rock legends: those who try hard to find the rocker within them, and those who are born rockers.
Slow burn
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  October 22, 2010

Review: High on Fire at the Middle East | April 7, 2010


High on Fire play the Middle EastOk, let's get it out of the way first: the merch was lacking. Lacking! When I go to see...
By Daniel Brockman  |  April 08, 2010
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High On Fire | Snakes For The Divine

Joining a metal band as a young 'un is a bit like getting hired as a burger flipper: you may dream of one day becoming Ray Kroc, but after years of toil, grease, and ridicule, you'll probably settle for store manager.
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By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  February 19, 2010
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Dethklok: Even Better Than The Real Thing

Heavy metal’s primary contradiction: given a fanbase that is often concerned with detecting what is and isn't "real" metal, so much of what constitutes "real" "metal" is made up of 100-percent pure fantasy.
With Mastodon, Converge, and High on Fire, live at the House of Blues, October 28, 2009
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  October 30, 2009
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Brute forces

When you get down to it, most music is an attempt to create auditory allegories for our life experiences, whether they’re joyous Maypole dervishes or nightmarish St. Vitus’ dances of doom.
Mastodon, High on Fire, and Dethklok lead metal’s latest charge
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  October 23, 2009
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Raw power

On Blessed Black Wings you can hear the tolling of bong metal, the scream of hardcore punk, and the leathery flail of Motörhead — with monsters on top.
The hellfire roar of High on Fire
By JAMES PARKER  |  February 01, 2006