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De Vermis Mysteriis

High On Fire

De Vermis Mysteriis

Sixth studio album of speeded-up stoner metal from the Californian trio fronted by former Sleep guitarist Matt Pike

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  1. 9.0 |   Rave Magazine

    High On Fire have never been a band in short supply of killer riffs, and on De Vermis Mysteriis they are arranged to sound positively epic
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  2. 9.0 |   PopMatters

    Sits triumphant upon the sludge firmament gazing down upon High on Fire’s back catalogue and contemporaries alike, with High on Fire returning as victorious and inspirational as ever
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  3. 9.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    A ferocious and captivating listen that twists and turns through the deepest darkest depths all the while pushing forward into new sonic territory
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  4. 8.5 |   BBC

    Once more they’ve turned sludge, slime and slurry into heavy metal gold with alchemical prowess, proving beyond all doubt that this, right here, is a band you can truly believe in
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  5. 8.3 |   A.V. Club

    De Vermis offers nothing but variations on Pike’s well-established fixations. But what stunning variations they are
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  6. 8.2 |   Pitchfork

    His solos are getting more stop-in-your-tracks audacious. His songwriting's sharper. The trio, using age and experience to a positive end, feels comfortable, but far from complacent
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  7. 8.0 |   Q

    An utterly furious assault of gritty doom riffs and whisky-addled power. Print edition only

  8. 8.0 |   All Music

    While De Vermis Mysteriis is probably not the group's finest hour (2002's Surrounded by Thieves still bears that distinction), it is nonetheless a very fine hour indeed
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  9. 8.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    An album that’s even more visceral than Death Is the Communion or Snakes for the Divine
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  10. 8.0 |   No Ripcord

    The songwriting has always been of an upper tier, and they’re damn well aware of it
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  11. 7.5 |   Prefix

    This is an album about being loud, boorish and fun
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