Shirt: High On Fire - Death is This Communion
Brand: Tennessee River
Source: through a backwards way today i was listening to some guitar heavy music and looking at illustrations and i was reminded of High On Fire. by way of illustrator Arik Roper, who did a few of their album covers as well as the new Sleep album cover which i am a big fan of.
but i believe i have mad myself clear on here about how much i love Frank Frazetta inspires mythical artwork of gnomes, forests and creatures. its truly a weird culture of art that i full get into. perhaps its the 7th grader in my that has my Dungeons and Dragons guides and pads of paper mapping out the mythical properties of creatures that only exist in 23 sided dice math equations. i often think that most doom and sludge inspired music has a little bit of D&D at the root of it all. anyhow. its not too often i adopt new Metal bands these days cause either I’m getting too old or i just don’t think there are that many new ones that even touch the classics, so why bother. High on Fire was an exception tho. it gave me something different and like any good metal band should, it infused great music with great art and visuals that combined to make a whole package. i would later realize that this band was fronted by Sleep frontman Matt Pike and then it would all kinda make sense to me. honestly tho, i prefer to enjoy a band with out knowing stuff like that because it just make me realize that i liked it for what it delivered and not the story behind what it is. does that make sense? its like when someone plays you music and you are like “meh, whatever” then they say some shit like dude! the singers parents were murdered by Charles Manson and he gee up in a haunted orphanage with amputated arms and wrote this album with his foot! while that is a cool story in all it really shouldn’t be a factor in whether an album is good or not. id rather listen to an album first and think, damn this is fucking good, and dark then find out some guy wrote it all with his foot and then be extra hyped on it. but thats me. and this is a blog that is all really my opinion so what do you expect? you do your thing, if it works for you, go fer it. i got mine.
Regardless this album is fucking good, and if you like a good heavy Metal album in your day and liked Sleep, get your self some below.