Jump to content

Recommended Posts

I don't get into a lot of what they've done, but there are a couple of albums I enjoy quite a bit. "A Senile Animal" is my favorite recording of theirs, and I also listen to "Bullhead". And they put on one of the best live shows I've seen, that fucking intense dual-drummer action was a physical assault.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm really starting to fall in love with them, I keep listening to them.  '(A) Senile Animal' was brilliant on par with 'Houdini' in my opinion. I can see why people would be put off by them, especially with the experimental stuff. 'The Bride Screamed Murder' is my faviourte, that I've listened to at present. They have a new album out this week, I'm so bloody excited. Here's just a snippet...

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
I don't get into a lot of what they've done, but there are a couple of albums I enjoy quite a bit. "A Senile Animal" is my favorite recording of theirs, and I also listen to "Bullhead". And they put on one of the best live shows I've seen, that fucking intense dual-drummer action was a physical assault.

I first got into them after seeing them live with that two drummer lineup. I'm still not the biggest fan ever, but I like them.

Sent from my HTC6535LVW using Tapatalk

Link to post
Share on other sites

 

9 minutes ago, MacabreEternal said:

I recall trying to get into them once but soon gave up, although the exact reason why escapes me.

I know some diehard fans who like everything they've done, but to me they seem hit and miss. I really do like the previously mentioned "A Senile Animal". It's an odd record. Give it a shot, who knows.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...
  • 1 year later...
  • 1 year later...

I own two or three of their earlier releases (Stoner Witch, Houdini and another one) and i do enjoy them to some degree. Although their weirdness factor is a little high for my taste and their releases sound so different from one another that i find it hard to figure which ones are worth listening to. Maybe i should i give them another chance, that´s if somebody can recommend where to start...

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Benjaminc81 said:

Maybe i should i give them another chance, that´s if somebody can recommend where to start...

Honestly...try (A) Senile Animal & Hold It In to start with. Which ever one you prefer out of those two will give you a good judge of where to go next. I've found the Melvins have 2 sides...one grounded in a more "standard" heavy riff based approach...while the other is their experimental side. Not all their music will be for everyone...but I think they do have something to offer most fans of heavy & alternative music...you just need to know where to find it. Of course I'm no expert...but I have listened to my fair share of their music...

Untitled.png

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Join Metal Forum

    joinus-home.jpg

  • Our picks

    • Whichever tier of thrash metal you consigned Sacred Reich back in the 80's/90's they still had their moments.  "Ignorance" & "Surf Nicaragura" did a great job of establishing the band, whereas "The American Way" just got a little to comfortable and accessible (the title track grates nowadays) for my ears.  A couple more records better left forgotten about and then nothing for twenty three years.  2019 alone has now seen three releases from Phil Rind and co.  A live EP, a split EP with Iron Reagan and now a full length.

      Notable addition to the ranks for the current throng of releases is former Machine Head sticksman, Dave McClean.  Love or hate Machine Head, McClean is a more than capable drummer and his presence here is felt from the off with the opening and title track kicking things off with some real gusto.  'Divide & Conquer' and 'Salvation' muddle along nicely, never quite reaching any quality that would make my balls tingle but comfortable enough.  The looming build to 'Manifest Reality' delivers a real punch when the song starts proper.  Frenzied riffs and drums with shots of lead work to hold the interest.


      There's a problem already though (I know, I am such a fucking mood hoover).  I don't like Phil's vocals.  I never had if I am being honest.  The aggression to them seems a little forced even when they are at their best on tracks like 'Manifest Reality'.  When he tries to sing it just feels weak though ('Salvation') and tracks lose real punch.  Give him a riffy number such as 'Killing Machine' and he is fine with the Reich engine (probably a poor choice of phrase) up in sixth gear.  For every thrashy riff there's a fair share of rock edged, local bar act rhythm aplenty too.

      Let's not poo-poo proceedings though, because overall I actually enjoy "Awakening".  It is stacked full of catchy riffs that are sticky on the old ears.  Whilst not as raw as perhaps the - brilliant - artwork suggests with its black and white, tattoo flash sheet style design it is enjoyable enough.  Yes, 'Death Valley' & 'Something to Believe' have no place here, saved only by Arnett and Radziwill's lead work but 'Revolution' is a fucking 80's thrash heyday throwback to the extent that if you turn the TV on during it you might catch a new episode of Cheers!

      3/5
      • Reputation Points

      • 3 replies
    • I
      • Reputation Points

      • 1 reply
    • https://www.metalforum.com/blogs/entry/52-vltimas-something-wicked-marches-in/
      • Reputation Points

      • 3 replies
    • https://www.metalforum.com/blogs/entry/50-queensryche-the-verdict/
      • Reputation Points

      • 0 replies

    • https://www.metalforum.com/blogs/entry/48-candlemass-the-door-to-doom/
      • Reputation Points

      • 1 reply
×
×
  • Create New...