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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.

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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...

 

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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.

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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.

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Hmm. Having seen them live, and thinking about their influence on sludge and grunge, I'd have to disagree with you there, but that's not to say they have anything to offer you. For me it was more a matter of them clicking after I heard them at the right time and place.

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They aren't crap, but they just have no spark.  They strike me as very average, alternative band.

Try some of their older animals. I was just playing Ozma earlier, and my daughters were even getting into it.

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On 04/06/2016 at 0:31 AM, BlutAusNerd said:

Try some of their older animals. I was just playing Ozma earlier, and my daughters were even getting into it.

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I hadn't actually heard that album for, listened to it and I think it's brilliant.

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I'm a big fan of the Melvins...but I've never really considered them a "doom" band.

Houdini, Stag, Never Breathe What You Can't See, (A) Senile Animal, Hold It In & Pinkus Abortion Technician are all fantastic albums well worth a listen.

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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...

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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...

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2 hours ago, Benjaminc81 said:

Thanks for the tip,

No worries Broski...

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2 hours ago, Benjaminc81 said:

I seem to remember they also did an album with Jello Biafra which wasn't half bad.

That would be Never Breathe What You Can't See and its also worth checking out.

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