Sunday, May 13, 2012

Melvins Lite - "Freak Puke" album

Adding Tomahawk/Fantomas bassist Trevor Dunn to the duo of Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover, this incarnation of the Melvins (deemed "Lite" because they are a trio, rather than the band's normal 4-piece) creates a wildly disparate din of avante-garde noise and dirty classic rock. In short, it's another fine Melvins album. Beginning with the spooky strings of "Mr. Rip Off", the album runs the gamut, from the disturbing cinematic textures of "Inner Ear Rupture" to the thick stoner rock of "A Growing Disgust". "Leon Vs. The Revolution" is a big, spliffy Sabbath-style riff-rocker, and the closing cut, "Tommy Goes Beserk" is a weird collision of "pop" elements and driving lysergia, as close to melodic as these guys choose to get. Fine, weird, and heavy sounds for the adventurous. (Ipecac) Melvins site

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