Metal: Year in Review 2010

Metal: Year in Review 2010
9. High on Fire Snakes for the Divine (E1 Music)
Snakes for the Divine is a great example of the power that can lie in simplicity. You don't need a plethora of pedals and sound effects to get your point across; all you need are three road dogs that know what they are doing and are passionate about it. Leader Matt Pike's grizzled voice shines with incredible clarity and the music is just as bone-crushingly dense as ever. The band's fifth album kept their followers satisfied and attracted some surprising adulation from folks that usually turn their patrician noses at metal.
Laina Dawes