(First off, sorry about the delay on this album review, we consider this album to be one of the most anticipated metal releases of the year, we're huge fans of the band, and I realize the pointlessness of reviewing an album after it's release, but for some reason we never received a promo, even after repeated requests. We're pretty baffled about that. So, we had to wait until the release date and go buy it, and then give it a few weeks to sink in).
High On Fire have picked up where they left off on "Blessed Black
Wings", produced this time around by Jack Endino, "Death Is This
Communion" delivers the break-neck thrash tempos, galloping guitars,
gravel spitting vocals about various demons and nuclear war, tribal
beats that would make most flee back into the forest...but there's
a different feel this time around, Pike's vocals have massively
improved, and of course there's more amazing melodic guitar work.