It's funny: when Ihsahn first showed up in this year's Arsies, the album caught me by complete surprise, full of promise and precision and excellence. Oh, this band will go far, I thought to myself. Who could possibly stop them?
High on Fire, that's who. Look, you're either already with me on this decision, or no spillage of words will convince you. Unless, of course, those words come with a fifth of Yukon Jack and a kick in the head. Which is what High on Fire are all about. So suck it, bitches. HoF easily heads into the Quarterfinals!
Tomorrow, a truly imposing challenge: Iron Maiden against Nevermore.