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With a heavy-handed approach and a sound that crashes like thunder, HIGH ON FIRE has put the power back in 'power-trio'. Less a band than a supersonic exercise in conquest by volume and sheer heaviness, the band has burned the metal rulebook and forged a new archetype.

HIGH ON FIRE was formed by guitarist Matt Pike in late summer 1998. Formed out of the need to simply play guitar ... Read more in Amazon's High On Fire Store

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  • Audio CD (1 July 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • ASIN: B000066HJ6
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 104,557 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By "__the_dude__" on 7 Nov 2005
Format: Audio CD
In my opinion the best High On Fire Album. The sound of marching can be heard, then george rice's bass builds up before matt pike (truly the most severely underrated guitarists on the planet) bursts your ear drums with the opening riff of Eyes And Teeth, from there on each track seems to pummel the listener, I cannot say a bad word about this album it is truly awesome, some might argue that this album is too polished but i think matt bayles' production makes matt's vocals sound like some supersonic, astral demon king. My favourite album from my fave band. I would recommend this album to anyone who likes or even appreciates true metal.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By bladerunner on 7 Sep 2002
Format: Audio CD
If you're familiar with the stoner rock scene you should know High On Fire. Matt Pike, guitarist, was in the ledgendary Sleep. Sleep were slow heavy and showed their Sabbath influence on their sleeves. High On Fire however are different. They are much faster (mid paced instead of snails pace) and a lot more aggressive.
The vocals are growly and the guitar has a great distorted tone.
This is definately recommended. Its not as catchy as the first album but just as heavy.
To put it simply, its aggressive, mid-paced stoner rock (with cheesy lyrics about yetis and monsters! Don't let that put you off though!)
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
The most giant sounding album of this year . . . . 4 Jun 2002
By W. Perry Aggers - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Straight bludgeoning. Not a moment's rest. "Eyes and Teeth"'s opening bass rumble is the only serene moment on this disc. From there the album turns the listeners ears and intestines gelatinous, pounding relentlessly with an endless well of riffs, tribal drumming and scorched-earth vocals.
Gone are the paens to Sabbath and the Melvins that were found on "Art of Self Defense". In their place is a louder-than-nuclear-war homage to groups such as BoltThrower, Voivod, Neurosis and even "Jerusalem"-era Sleep, taken to atmospheric levels of woofer-destroying volume. Choice cuts are "Speedwolf", the dinosaur riff-maze called "Yeti", the powerfully intensive title track and the blasting "Hung, Drawn and Quartered". Upping the ante is the name of the game, and it's brutally frightening that this group is only on their second album!
High on Fire is truly a great band. "Surrounded By Thieves" is going to become one of the biggest underground metal classics this world has ever seen. BELIEVE the hype.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Pure metal thunder 18 Dec 2002
By Wheelchair Assassin - Published on
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I've heard some sludgy music in my time, but "Surrounded By Thieves" is damn near impenetrable. The songs here are about as fast and lively as a funeral dirge, not to mention as heavy as the Oakland Raiders' offensive line (average listed weight of a Raider offensive lineman: 322 pounds). On this album Matt Pike continues to cement his place among metal's reigning guitar heroes, and the band's epic sound gives him plenty of opportunities to show what he can do. His twisted, mammoth riffing makes for one of the heaviest albums of the year, and he's well accompanied by Des Kensel on drums and George Rice on bass. Despite the obvious skill of the musicians, "Surrounded by Thieves" is far from a wankfest. Heaviness is the objective here, not speed or technicality, and every song thumps along very nicely, with some of the deepest and thickest grooves around. Still, for all the heaviness it's the nuances that make this a great album: Pike's screaming solos, Kensel's occasional drum rolls, and Rice's pummelling bass notes. I'll be the first to admit Pike's vocals are a little odd, and may take some getting used to, but with music this good it's easy to be patient. One of the most epic metal albums around, "Surrounded by Thieves" is sure to please even the most discrimating headbangers.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Ridiculous Tonnage 3 Dec 2004
By mashedpotatoes - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Warning: this album may cause sterility, or, may undue it depending on your problem. Imagine laying in the middle of the road and having someone drop 3000 pound anvils on your face from 6 stories up. You don't die, you just keep feeling the relentless crushing of your skull. It's a wonderful joyous thing. Indulge.
22 of 29 people found the following review helpful
If you don't know what you're talking about, shut the h*ll up! 14 Feb 2006
By Peter Gozinya - Published on
Format: Audio CD
First of all, if you have even ONE Green Day song in your collection, even by accident, (I'm looking at you "IJ" from Puerto Rico) you are beyond help and have zero credibility when it comes to reviewing a metal album, or any album for that matter. Secondly, if you don't know what a death metal growl sounds like, please don't use the term, mmkay? Are the vocals sludgy? Yes. Is it death metal? No way.

This album will punch you in the face and make you love it. Pop it in, turn it up and watch it suplex you through your coffee table. This album has actually murdered other inferior albums in my collection - it's just that hardcore.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
More Brutal than John Wayne Gacy.... 9 Nov 2002
By "curseofthedamned" - Published on
Format: Audio CD
simply amazing... i had doubts they could cut another record as amazing as their first release, but alas, they have. from start to finish, this record hits you like a runaway freight train. even better live and without a doubt one of the loudest bands i've ever had the pleasure of seeing live. you need this record. get the re-release of the 1st cd, the celtic frost cover is killer! hopefully they'll record the venom tune soon that they play live.
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