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The 10 Most Groundbreaking Releases From Relapse Records!

Groundbreaking albums from artists and label!

9. High On Fire – Blessed Black Wings (2005)

Source // batzbatz.com

Source // batzbatz.com

Blessed Black Wings reeks of blood, sweat and mother*ckin’ beers and High On Fire, the greatest power-trio since Motörhead incidentally, had blatantly stashed away an arsenal of riffs powerful enough to destroy continents.

Sounding truly HEAVY isn’t as easy as it looks but by letting Matt Pike and his cohorts off the leash, Relapse enabled a band with much promise to fully realise their potential.

The result was an album heavier than a thousand suns and just as huge as that analogy would suggest; albums rarely sound so preposterously massive.

With Blessed Black Wings, Relapse Records sent out a clear message to all those bands who still burned with the desire to simply plug-in and unleash all hell; pure rock fury was still relevant and Relapse would be the ones to let it breathe.

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4 Comments on The 10 Most Groundbreaking Releases From Relapse Records!

  1. Through Silver In Blood is a truly terrifying listen that leaves you feeling drained after playing it. Heavy in every sense of the word.

    Saw them in Belfast when the album came out as support for Entombed. The crowd was just transfixed on the stage for the duration of their set, poor Entombed didn’t stand a chance coming on after them.

  2. kuntfukker // April 10, 2018 at 8:17 am // Reply

    incantation > nile and dying fetus
    sorry but old school death metal beats modern death metal any day

  3. Héctor Hurtado // April 10, 2018 at 3:50 pm // Reply

    Incantantion – Onward to Golgotha?

  4. Great list, but I’d add Incantation, Burnt by the Sun, Coalesce, and Necrophagist.

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