Posted in metal | music | pictures on October 27, 2010

photos by Greg Cristman, words by BBG

Matt Pike of High on Fire @ Webster Hall
High On Fire

High on Fire descended upon a packed Grog Shop Friday night on top of a diverse three-band hard-rock bill and staked a powerful claim to the heavy metal throne with an hour-long display of brutally intelligent music.

Singer and guitarist extraordinaire Matt Pike is finally starting to show some signs of wear and tear on his face after about two decades of nonstop touring. So maybe he's not literally immortal. We watched him effortlessly switch from the slower, spacier stoner-rock of the recent Sleep reunion to High on Fire's relentless heavy metal in the space of just a few weeks. So we'd have to say he's probably at least a demi-god.
[a review from the Cleveland show]

We've seen a lot of Torche lately, and it wasn't that long before their headlining show at Webster Hall on Sunday night that we saw High on Fire either. The band played Gramercy and Music Hall of Williamsburg earlier this year, but we were happy to have them back.

Kylesa, who opened the Webster Hall show, on the other hand hadn't played NYC since supporting Mastodon at Irving/MHOW in May of last year. And all three bands had the next night off of their tour together, which prompted Kylesa to schedule a surprise Monday show at Public Assembly. Pictures from that Brooklyn show with Hull are forthcoming, but you can dig on the rest of the Webster Hall pictures (Torche ones HERE), some video, and the setlists, below....

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High On Fire - Snakes For The Divine - Webster Hall, NYC - 10/24/10

HIGH ON FIRE - SETLIST 10/24/10
Frost Hammer
Turk
Waste of Tiamat
Blessed Black Wings
Fire, Flood and Plague
Baghdad
Bastard Samurai
Rumors of War
Silver Back
Snakes For The Divine

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Comments (11)

Sleep > HOF

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2010 1:53 PM

Agreed.

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2010 2:18 PM

Who doesnt think that? High On Fire is good too.

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2010 2:57 PM

Meh on Fire

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2010 4:22 PM

High On Fire is the best metal band out right now. Time will show how well these albums stand up...

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2010 7:44 PM

Poison Idea + Integrity = High on Fire. Theyre good but its nothing new.

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2010 8:43 PM

high on hummus

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2010 11:26 PM

Good post , I like high on Fire.......

Posted by villas puerto pollensa | October 28, 2010 1:53 AM

Thanks for the video. I was at this show and it's nice to have independent confirmation that Webster Hall's atrocious sound mixing wasn't due to my being smashed up against the stage right in front of Matt Pike's louder than fucking Jesus amp stack.

Posted by Anonymous | October 29, 2010 11:59 AM

Awesome, awesome photos.....

Posted by Lainad | October 30, 2010 7:47 AM

llowed like last year but not the other previous years (it's a festival at a park, sewing 25

Posted by شات | October 30, 2010 10:14 AM

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