Death Is This Communion

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80

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  • Summary: The fourth album for the Oakland, California metal band.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. If you aren't already in the know, though, let this serve as some sort of wakeup call to the Oakland band's best collection to date.
  2. On their fourth album, the goal continues to be to outdo themselves in terms of heavier-than-thou riffs, thundering drums and ominous aggression.
  3. Mojo
    80
    High On Fire's fourth album sees them once again on thunderous form. [Nov 2007, p.95]
  4. The familiar sounds are thrilling enough, but the real treat on Death is This Communion is just how much variety the band brings into the music this time around.
  5. The deeper you go into the record, the more reassured you become that these musicians know what they’re great at.
  6. Blender
    80
    It's sharp and in your face, like a scimitar. [Oct 2007, p.110]
  7. Q Magazine
    60
    The primitive beauty of Matt Pike's dense riffs and Des Kensel's tribal rhythms should ensure that the Foo Fighters' frontman usn't the only one falling in love with the Oakland trio.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. JoeS
    Aug 31, 2009
    10
    Very original...very in your face. Hard core metal at its finest. The entire album, from start to finish, can turn a wimp into a fearless Very original...very in your face. Hard core metal at its finest. The entire album, from start to finish, can turn a wimp into a fearless warrior. Matt Pike is the real fucking deal. Expand
  2. HenryH.
    Oct 23, 2007
    10
    Better than the World Series, Desmond Kensel pounded a homerun in Boston at the Underground. Rain and old weather did not keep the public Better than the World Series, Desmond Kensel pounded a homerun in Boston at the Underground. Rain and old weather did not keep the public wanting to see HighonFire! The line of people would not leave after the full sign came on. The vibrations of Desmond's Drums could be heard over MIT campus that night! E=mc2 was the message pounded on the drums that dark and dreary night and student just echoed in their dorms the beat on their desks at 11:00PM. The Soundcraft K2 mixing board only reinforced what everyone could hear in Boston - -Fenway park was quiet that night, but the dull and rentless sound of the raindrops acted as background music to Desi's drums. The humidity was perfect too since a drought had come to an end and Desi's drums only echoed in Boston at 472 Massachuestts Ave. Expand
  3. ChrisC
    Sep 29, 2007
    10
    Uhh...if you actually *read* the part of the website that talks about the formula, you'll see that all scores are moved away from the Uhh...if you actually *read* the part of the website that talks about the formula, you'll see that all scores are moved away from the average to increase the spread. Some people, you know, actually do research before they act like dicks about something. Expand
  4. MikeP.
    Oct 25, 2007
    10
    This album kicks ass. Their best one yet. I would highly recommend it to anyone who truly loves heavy metal. There is no fake kid shit here.
  5. cherylA.
    Dec 30, 2007
    9
    High on Fire tears it up live, but up to now, their LP's have left me wanting. This album sees them ascending from craftsmen to High on Fire tears it up live, but up to now, their LP's have left me wanting. This album sees them ascending from craftsmen to majestic. Inhale the rock all ye who dare! Expand
  6. KyleZ
    Feb 1, 2009
    9
    Very good! Love the atmosphere it creates, can't wait for more!
  7. dsssss
    Sep 28, 2007
    0
    go back to mathclass you fucking retaahds. The highest review here is an 80 and it has a metascore of 81. U GOT A FUCKING AGENDA OR WHAT BITCH.

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