Death Is This Communion

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Death Is This Communion
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Studio album by High on Fire
Released September 10, 2007 (Europe)
September 18, 2007 (USA)
Recorded 2007
Genre Stoner metal, sludge metal, thrash metal
Length 56:48
Label Relapse Records
Producer Jack Endino
High on Fire chronology
Blessed Black Wings
(2005)
Death Is This Communion
(2007)
Snakes for the Divine
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Kerrang! 4/5 stars[citation needed]
Pitchfork Media (8.2/10)[2]
Scene Point Blank (7.7/10)[3]
About.com 4.5/5 stars[citation needed]

Death Is This Communion (stylized as Death•Is•This•Communion•) is the fourth full-length album by heavy metal band High on Fire. It was released on September 10, 2007 in Europe and September 18 in the United States. The first pressing includes a bonus DVD featuring in-studio footage of the making of the album.

The album has received generally good reviews, scoring an 80 average on Metacritic.[4] It was named the 3rd best album of the year by Revolver. Total Guitar named it 4th in their "50 best guitar albums of the year". It came in at #9 in Metal Hammer's best of 2007 list. Matt Pike noted that the album's lyrics were influenced by David Icke, H.P. Lovecraft, and the Bible.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by High on Fire

  1. "Fury Whip" - 6:14
  2. "Waste of Tiamat" - 5:44
  3. "Death Is This Communion" - 8:34
  4. "Khanrad's Wall" - 2:27
  5. "Turk" - 5:03
  6. "Headhunter" - 1:24
  7. "Rumors of War" - 2:51
  8. "DII" - 3:45
  9. "Cyclopian Scape" - 7:30
  10. "Ethereal" - 6:56
  11. "Return to NOD" - 6:18

Credits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Death Is This Communion at AllMusic
  2. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  3. ^ Scene Point Blank review
  4. ^ High On Fire: Death Is This Communion (2007): Reviews