There may be no band on the metal underground more consistently great than the long-running Bay Area power trio High On Fire. The band always comes off like a hoard of stampeding elephants, just ripping through these magnificently huge gutbuster gallops. But Luminiferous, the band’s new album, might stand as one of their best albums. Even on the moments where it lets up, as on the sludge-blues dirge “The Cave,” it doesn’t really let up; it just finds another, more interesting way to stomp ass. We’ve already posted the early songs “The Black Plot” and “The Sunless Years,” but the whole thing is very much worth hearing. Stream it below.
Luminiferous is out 6/23 on eOne Music.