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Concert review: High on Fire at Trees in Dallas

High on Fire

Tuesday, Nov. 26



2709 Elm St., Dallas


Posted 6:16pm on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013

The faithful brushed off the cold Tuesday night and caught High on Fire at Deep Ellum’s iconic music venue, Trees.

I could hit the thesaurus and find hundreds of words to describe the show, but when it gets down to it, High on Fire kicked me in the teeth and made me beg for more.

The opening act, Norway’s metal superstars Kvelertak kick-started my adrenalin rush with one of the best, most intense performances I have seen this year. But it was Oakland’s power trio High on Fire that took it to the next level by hammering out 90 minutes of skull-crushing metal to a packed house.

The staff was calm and in control as frontman Matt Pike and the band whipped the crowd into a frenzy with music ranging from their first release, The Art of Self Defense, to their latest single, Slave the Hive.

After all was sang and done, well, I wished there was more to be sang and done, but went home very much looking forward to the next big show at Trees.

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