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Snakes for the Divine
High on Fire
Snakes for the Divine
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
 
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High On Fire return with one of the most highly anticipated release of 2010. Called 'one of 50 records you must hear in 2010' by Kerrang! Magazine, Snakes For The Divine is High On Fire's finest release to date and the one...  more »

      
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All Artists: High on Fire
Title: Snakes for the Divine
Members Wishing: 7
Total Copies: 0
Label: Koch Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/2010
Re-Release Date: 2/23/2010
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 099923201021

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High On Fire return with one of the most highly anticipated release of 2010. Called 'one of 50 records you must hear in 2010' by Kerrang! Magazine, Snakes For The Divine is High On Fire's finest release to date and the one that will catapult them to the next level of their career. Pre-release touring with Dethklock has lit the fuse for the band who are poised to be one of the biggest stories in Hard music in 2010.

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Jean M. (mcguire5) from CHARLOTT HALL, MD
Reviewed on 12/8/2010...
Yeah! The latest from HOF. This album is great! It has more production than their previous but just as well. The guitars are SWEET sounding and the drums are fantastic. HOF does not dissapoint!
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

CD Reviews

Why Does Greg Fidelman keep getting work?
James J. Pfeiffer | Las Cruces, New Mexico USA | 02/24/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Another reveiwer likened Snakes for the Divine to HOF's first two albums, which were solid releases that sounded like they were recorded in a unisulated garage. This record is not what I expected to follow Death is this Communion and Blessed Black Wings. Not bad, but more of a throw back to their earlier wotk. Dez Kinsel is supposed to be using a double bass drum for the first time on any HOF album and the stripped, basic sound that I like from him is gone. Jeff Matz's bass sounds excellent but my biggest critisim of the album is not the music itself or song structure. It's that Matt Pike's mic sounds like it was only halfway plugged in while recording. The producer, Greg Fidelman, is really a mediocre soud guy (World Painted Blood, anyone?).
I saw HOF with Dethklok and Mastodon last year and had high hopes for this record. Death is this Communion is better, however."
Welcome back, High On Fire
Pete Hagen | Philadelphia, PA | 02/23/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

"It's a grower of an album, I'll say that much. I wasn't sure at first, especially with how damn good Death Is This Communion was.

The first bunch of times I listened to Snakes For The Divine, it felt like all the songs were interchangeable - no real pacing or order. It sounded like they wrote a bunch of songs and put them together and called it an album, whereas Death Is... sounded like the whole thing was written as an album, and was meant to be listened to as such - with a clear beginning, middle, and end.

Hopefully, with repeat listens, Snakes will deliver and find its identity as an ALBUM. Right now, it holds up as a killer collection of songs though. And the songs do rip. I realized as I was listening today that the song "Snakes For The Divine" reminds me a bit of classic Metallica, in that, when I was a kid, I never realized that the song "Master Of Puppets" was over 8 minutes long, because it never felt like it took that long to listen to. The same goes for "Snakes..."

I read another review that suggested that the last 2 songs on the album should be switched. Thanks to iTunes, you can do that. Upon listening to the album in that order, "How Dark We Pray" would have made a much better album closer.

But, like I said at the beginning there, this album is a grower. Every listen reveals more and the songs only get better with repeat listens."