The Holy One Is A Punk – MELVINS Thunder On New LP ‘WORKING WITH GOD’

18 March 2021

Band: MELVINS (Montesano, Washington, U.S.)
Making havoc since 1983

Album: WORKING WITH GOD – 24th (!) LP
Released: 26 February

Info: The second release from the Melvins 1983 iteration of
the band which features Buzz, Dale and original drummer Mike Dillard.

Kerrang! wrote: “As with the rest of the Melvins’ lengthy back catalogue is that the guitar takes centre stage for the duration; enormous, bouncy riffs lay the foundations of every song like a wrecking ball, while Buzz’s vocal delivery adds a leisurely juxtaposition to the breakneck speed of the instrumental dynamics. As far as sludgy, frenzied noise rock is concerned, there are few who do it better than Melvins, and Working With God is tangible proof.” Score 4/5.

Turn Up the Volume: If this is the first time you hear legendary metallic-punk-rock engine Melvins you’ll defintely think that they are some young glue-sniffing bastards who just left their smelly basements to rock their asses off. Expect Black Sabbath going paranoid (Caddy Daddy/Hot Fish/Negative No No), Ministry speeding with their hot rods (Boy Mike/Bouncing Rick), Metallica with balls (Hund/The Great Good Place), The Beach Boys chasing Californian Riot Girls, and enough fucks to make Tony Montana aka Scarface sniff another series of fucking coke lines. Hell bloody hell yeah! No rest for the wicked!

It’s official now: God is a devilish punk and Melvins are his messed-up Apostles.

Stream/buy his work here…

MELVINS: Facebook

Coming Soon… MELVINS Working With GOD

13 January 2021

Most musicians love to work and collaborate with other artists in order to get inspired,
or to benefit from the famous status of the other one(s), or to just jam around for fun. It happens all the time. But as far as I can remember nobody worked with the Almighty so far, which what proto-punk veterans MELVINS will exactly do on their new 24th (!) album, coming your way on 26th February.

While you wait, check lead-single Caddy Daddy, dropped
on the first day of this new year. Wow! God sounds just
like Black Sabbath

MELVINS: Facebook

MELVINS Released Their Most Succesful Album ‘HOUDINI’ 25 Years Ago Today…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

21 September 2018


Album: HOUDINI – the band’s fifth LP

Released: 21 September 1993 – 25 years ago

ALL MUSIC review: “Houdini is about as close as one gets to a representative Melvins album, and it vividly captures the band’s unreconstructed power, vision, and musical strangeness… this album that displayed the full fruition of the outfit’s sonic breadth… with their voluminous output and determination to continuously expand their sound regardless of musical trends, the Melvins oeuvre has begun to rival – at least on paper – the career arcs of Frank Zappa and Neil Young.” – Score 4.5/5 – Full review here

TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: Besides the late, great Kurt Cobain I’m quite sure Metallica and Black Sabbath were great fans too!…

ALBUM in full…

MELVINS: Website – Facebook – Discography

Still making noisy waves / coming tour dates