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High On Fire Brings Its Heavy Sludge To Hartford

High On Fire Brings Its Heavy Sludge To Hartford

Resolution for 2015: more metal.

Crushing riffs, loudly played, have a cleansing effect. Headbanging offers a good upper-body workout and keeps the chiropractic community in the black (a metal color). And metal crowds will accept you for who you are; announce loudly it's your first metal show and see what happens.

There's no better metal-initiation ritual this month than High on Fire's show at the Webster Underground in Hartford on Saturday, Jan. 10. With lyrics inspired by conspiracy theories, Pharisees, warriors, Yetis, samurai and other deeply metal subjects, the Oakland trio — guitarist/singer Matt Pike, drummer (and Middletown, Conn. native) Des Kensel and bassist Jeff...