This review comes from Metal Edge Magazine.
"It's metal so f**k off," that's Flotsam and Jetsam's rallying cry, and if you had to summarize "High" in five words or less, you probably couldn't get much more precise. "Smoke 'em if you've got 'em," that's their other crdo, but misleading, because any fan of slamming guitars, unrelenting drums, and a crunchy midline won't be needing any help boarding this flight. Flotsam takes off on the opening track, "Final Step," and soars into the more frenetically charged guitars of "hallucination" and "Toast," "It's On Me" releise on a machine gun spray of drums as the headslamming cue, with "High Noon" and the title track building into a more melodically driven tour of the Flotsam metal frenzy. Ready for dessert? Take a stab at "Fork Boy," a heavy handed take on Lard's industrial piece. Not as dark, and less dirge-driven than previous works, "High" isn't the most adventurous album of Flotsam and Jetsam's six album career, but it succeeds at what it sets out to do-deliver metal in the traditional sense of the word, gimmick free and without repose. If you don't like it? Well, you know what they told you to do!