9 Songs, 56 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

When Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister was still alive, Matt Pike—singer/guitarist in High On Fire and the iconic stoner-metal band Sleep—often found himself compared to the late legend. Once, he even dreamed that Lemmy got mad at him about it. So, three years after the legendary frontman died of cancer, Pike’s Oakland-based sludge trio released a tribute album in his honor. It’s their most diverse—and maybe best—record yet. The riffs are loud, the rhythms are dizzying, and the Motörhead influence is obvious, but it’s still very much a High On Fire album. Land speed record contenders such as “Spewn From the Earth” and “God of the Godless” sit alongside more than 10 minutes of crushing doom in “Sanctioned Annihilation.” The title track, directly inspired by Pike’s dream, pays homage to the late, great Ace of Spades himself. Loud, brutal, nostalgic: Electric Messiah is proof that 20 years in, High On Fire is only getting better.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

When Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister was still alive, Matt Pike—singer/guitarist in High On Fire and the iconic stoner-metal band Sleep—often found himself compared to the late legend. Once, he even dreamed that Lemmy got mad at him about it. So, three years after the legendary frontman died of cancer, Pike’s Oakland-based sludge trio released a tribute album in his honor. It’s their most diverse—and maybe best—record yet. The riffs are loud, the rhythms are dizzying, and the Motörhead influence is obvious, but it’s still very much a High On Fire album. Land speed record contenders such as “Spewn From the Earth” and “God of the Godless” sit alongside more than 10 minutes of crushing doom in “Sanctioned Annihilation.” The title track, directly inspired by Pike’s dream, pays homage to the late, great Ace of Spades himself. Loud, brutal, nostalgic: Electric Messiah is proof that 20 years in, High On Fire is only getting better.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

Metal#0ne ,

Death surrounds you!!!

This is an awesome high on fire record, his lyrics tells you of an cruel world of survival of the fittest it just feels like your there in the moment in each song, I like the last few albums high on fire released better... but maybe electric messiah just ain’t grown on me yet, all together this is a awesome record high on fire put together really liked it.

Brett_Kas ,

High on Fire does it again

High on Fire is one of, if not the most, consistently fantastic bands playing today. Matt Pike is like an electric shaman, weaving potent six string spells that, along with the thundering bass of Jeff Matz and crushing drums of Des Kensel, once again place High on Fire upon the stoner/doom/heavy metal throne. Searing lead tones and epic heavy jams - listening to this album is like plugging an Orange amp straight into your cerebral cortex!

ArcanVm ,

Objective consistent excellence

Just as good and full of character as any other album they’ve made, leaning towards being on of the greater like blessed black wings. People who don’t like metal shouldn’t write reviews for it.

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