Electric Messiah

Electric Messiah
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 5, 2018
Recorded2017–2018[1]
Genre
Length56:52
LabeleOne
ProducerKurt Ballou
High on Fire chronology
Luminiferous
(2015)
Electric Messiah
(2018)
Singles from Electric Messiah
  1. "Electric Messiah"
    Released: August 6, 2018
  2. "Spewn from the Earth"
    Released: October 3, 2018
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic83/100[3]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[4]
The A.V. ClubA-[5]
Exclaim!8/10[6]
Pitchfork7.8/10[7]
PopMatters7/10[8]

Electric Messiah is the eighth studio album by American metal band High on Fire, released on October 5, 2018 through Entertainment One Music. It is the band's third album to be produced by Kurt Ballou,[9] and it serves as a tribute to Lemmy Kilmister of the band Motörhead.[10] On August 6, 2018, Electric Messiah's title track was released early for streaming.[11] On October 3, 2018, the band released "Spewn from the Earth" as the album's second single.[12] The song "Electric Messiah" won the Best Metal Performance at the 2019 Grammy Awards.[13] It is the band's last album with founding drummer Des Kensel, who announced his departure in July 2019.

Background

In July 2018, a few months after High on Fire frontman Matt Pike's other primary band, Sleep, released its comeback album,[14] Electric Messiah was announced.[15] Pike called it "the best album we've ever done, by far", and described its flow as "one stream of High on Fire consciousness".[1]

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