High On Fire – “Blessed Black Wings” double LP
Founded in the late 90s by Sleep guitarist Matt Pike, drummer Des Kensel, and bassist George Rice (from Dear Deceased). Their third full-length, originally released by Relapse in 2005, was recorded by Steve Albini, who went to task on their drum sound, making wonderful things happen. A trio, on motorbikes, armed with flamethrowers and sledgehammers. Vinyl version gets a bonus track – a cover of Judas Priest’s “Rapid Fire”.