Since combining forces on the staggeringly superior 'A Senile Animal', the King Buzzo-led Melvins-meets-Huge-Enterprise juggernaut has been a beast with out peer. The one downside, paradoxically, is that '… Animal' was so freakin 'nice that subsequent releases have had a tricky time measuring as much as the bar of ass-kickery it set. Certain, final yr 'Nude With Boots' had its moments, but it surely was extra on par with, say, 'Stoner Witch' within the ever-growing Melvins 'catalog, relatively than top-shelf placement alongside' Houdini 'or' .. .Animal '.
The band's newest 'The Bride Screamed Homicide', whereas not fairly reaching the epic heights of '… Animal', nonetheless delivers sufficient basic riffage and bellowing vocals that you’ll undoubtedly be affected by what can solely be deemed 'Melvins neck' after the primary few songs. Opener 'The Water Glass' is a weird time-shift goof-track of guitar heroics, ending in a' Caddyshack'-worthy call-and-response breakdown that’s equal elements hilarious and head scratching. From there the Melvins are off to the races, with 'Evil New Conflict God' and 'Pig Home' delivering the products in epic kind. These are tunes you may be revisiting for a while, so begin doing finger pushups now in anticipation.
“I'll End You Off 'is a down tempo quantity that continues to display why the band won’t ever utterly shrug off these pesky Sabbath comparisons, their tackle the Who normal' My Era 'is simply plain bizarre, and 6+ minute nearer 'PG x 3' sounds just like the theme from 'Midnight Cowboy' on a Salvia binge. In different phrases, every part you've come to count on from the Melvins and, as all the time, a lot extra. Get this ASAP.