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Stream the New High On Fire Album: De Vermis Mysteriis

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Stream: High On Fire- De Vermis Mysteriis The new High On Fire album won't officially be out until next week, but you can experience the heavy, crushing guitars and Matt Pike's relentless vocals right now through the NPR Music stream linked above. Enjoy responsibly. More volume, more results. Wake the neighbors. Win friends. Influence people. All that.

If you remember the post for "Fertile Green" earlier this year, you know Converge's Kurt Ballou produced this record. On numerous albums, I've praised this guy's ability to record a great metal record, and I have to do that again this time around, too. While 2010's Snakes For the Divine had HOF's trademark aggression, the bassy thickness just wasn't as prevalent. Thankfully, Ballou has brought it back, and the resulting rush of sound has inspired the band to start flexing with a little more melody and some stellar drum fills. Can't wait to talk about it next week!