With a heavy-handed approach and a sound that crashes like thunder, High On Fire has put the power back in 'power-trio'. Less a band than a supersonic exercise in conquest by volume and sheer heaviness, the group has burned the metal rulebook and forged a new archetype. In June of 2006, after a long, intense writing process, High On Fire entered Seattle's Avast 2 and Soundhouse studios with legendary producer Jack Endino (Nirvana, Soundgarden) to record their long-awaited fourth full-length and ultimate sonic masterpiece, Death Is This Communion. Matt Pike's unmistakable guitar work and throaty vocals once again lead the charge, while Des Kensel's massive drumming takes on a new life and pushes the beast onward more urgently than ever. From the rampaging "Rumors of War" and "Fury Whip," through the hypnotic riffs of "Ethereal" and the album's title track, Death Is This Communion is High On Fire's high water mark.