Next month, the great Bay Area riff-metal power trio High On Fire returns with the new album Luminiferous. They recorded this one with Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou, probably the greatest producer in metal, and I wish they’d only record with this guy from here on out. Frontman Matt Pike says that first single “The Black Plot” is about aliens secretly shaping human history by abducting people and imposing their own culture. But it really just sounds like it’s about bears roaring at you and smashing your skull. If you’ve ever heard any of High On Fire’s thundering gallops, nothing about this song will surprise you, but nobody in metal does this sound this well. Listen to “The Black Plot” below.
(via Rolling Stone)
Luminiferous is out 6/23 on eOne Music.