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Bride Screamed Murder

MelvinsAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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“Tres Cabrones is as close as we’re willing to get to the Melvins 1983 line-up,” explained Osborne, of the 12-song album that reunites him, Dale Crover and original drummer Mike Dillard. “The best part is it’s all new songs. I specifically wrote tunes that would be good for these guys to play and it worked out great. We had no interest in rehashing tunes we ... Read more in Amazon's Melvins Store

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  • Audio CD (June 1, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Ipecac Recordings
  • ASIN: B003EG8YAA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #47,046 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2010 release from the veteran Al-Rock outfit. The Melvins did all the good things a band can do and are still relevant after more than 25 years. They keep it exciting by ignoring any set of rules, by their exorbitant ability to make the most beautiful noise ever heard and by their humor, which is an essential brandmark of The Melvins. They never compromise or apply for anything: they just do their own thing in their very own way. They always keep it challenging for themselves and potential listeners.

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great new record, want to see it performed live! June 2, 2010
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First, I'll admit I am biased, I'm a huge fan of the Melvins current lineup with Jared and Coady, Buzzo and Dale. I was incredibly happy with A Senile Animal, Nude with Boots didn't hit me in the same place, but is a good listen, The Bride Screamed Murder takes things to another level though, start to finish I listened transfixed.

The intro track The Water Glass as mentioned previously has a blistering military cadence section that I can only imagine being perfromed live with both drummers, and he album finsihes with the unsettling, but oddly beautiful P.G. X 3

If you have enjoyed recent releases with the current lineup, I highly recommend you give this one a try. If you thought they were OK but love The Melvins in general, I'd still say it's a buy because IMO it may be their best release in many years.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It grows on every listen June 14, 2010
By MDIDFAN
Format:Audio CD
The Melvins are one of favorite bands and the new line up rocks. I'm a huge Big Business fan and have been a fan of Karp for a long time so when I heard Jared was going to be in the Melvins I was excited. All 3 records have a new energized feel this record is more of the same goodness. But this one enters new territory with the excellent slow & heavy My Generation cover, the jazz infused tune, the opening track sounding like a military chant after the crushing riffs and drums and the last tune a has an old timey folk/western feel. But on a whole it still rocks like the Melvins do! Give it a couple listens and I think you'll learn to love it. They continue to do new things after so many glorious years, heres to another great Melvins record!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another Heap of Melvins June 8, 2010
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For the Melvins to do an odd album, it would probably have to be a techno-rave, keyboard only something with no vocals. That said, this is one of the Melvins odder albums, and it may take a few listens to get used to it, but the effort is worth it.

"The Water Glass," at 4'16", kicks things off with one of those seemingly-in-an-odd-time-signature power-chord crunch fests for about a minute, collapses into a nice big heap of mayhem ... then turns suddenly, and pretty much literally, into an army march callback (including the "huuuus"), albeit with not quite military lyrics. Well, there's a bit of a drum solo first, then the callbacks. It's of course pretty amusing and, with usual Melvins self-indulgence, probably goes on longer than it needs to, but after a few listens to the album, it's pretty groovy. The only decision is, is the water glass half full or half empty then?

"Evil New War God," at 4'48" once again kicks off with more power chords, crunching away gloriously with Buzz howling in the center of the mix somewhere, coming up every occasionally on something like chorus chords for a breath of fresh air. Then at approximately 1'40 the riff shifts into an even chuggier, more compelling guitar thing and one of those wily throw-away guitar solos Buzz is so good at. And then, at 3'00", everything falls apart into a drum/power chord callback session with a death metal horror theme of some sort just to round out the song. So, that's two songs that are both more than one song smashed interestingly together. The Melvins have been doing this a long time, and they're surprisingly good at it. What's interesting is how they somehow make the parts seem like they belong together.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very solid load June 1, 2010
By io loki
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Slow and heavy. Guitar work reminiscent of Gluey Porch Treatments. Drums loud, heavy, dominating. Widest range of the Melvins sound on one album, from the heavy to the "weird." A touch of Mike Patton in there somewhere.

This is not quite on the level of Bullhead, but it is up there, especially the first 5 songs. The only problem with this album is that it leaves me wanting more.

My ratings are based on other Melvins songs. So a 5 means one of the best Melvins songs; 3 is an average Melvins song.

The Water Glass
Melvins marching song
4 stars

Evil New War God
Solid Melvins heaviness with a Fantomas ending
4 stars

Pig House
Melvins doing Fantomas doing a marching song
4 stars

I'll Finish You Off
Gluey porch treatments at its slowest best. Close your eyes and meditate to this one.
5 stars

Electric Flower
Uptempto, sludging, layered vocals, complex, leaves you wanting more
4 stars

Hospital Up
Mellow song, could be off of Stag
3 stars, but may grow on you

Inhumanity And Death
Fast, thrashy, essentially a musical interlude
3 stars

My Generation
Slow, heavy, good, but not the best cover the Melvins have produced
3 stars, but may grow on you

P.G. x 3
Is that a harmonica? Is that a hymn? Epic guitar solo? A child counting? Has an eerie feel of
Delirium Cordia by Fantomas.
4 stars (if you like this song, Delirium Cordia)
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "ROCK N ROCK N ROCK ROCK STEADY!" August 26, 2010
By Esomark
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They've done it again! The Melvins' current line-up with Big Business guys is just as vital as their past music. With The Bride Screamed Murder, the Melvins have crafted what will hopefully be remembered as a modern classic. While the past two efforts have been great bundles of sludge power, Bride Screamed Murder stands above those two in every aspect. Each track is brimmed with inspiration and has some sort of nuance that will make you want to replay it over and over.

The opener "The Water Glass" starts off with the traditional Melvins heavy riff and drum line but segues into the band's own military candance. The loud and proud shouts from King Buzzo and crew proclaiming, "HERE WE GO! HERE WE GO! HERE WE GO!", "WE ARE REEEADY! I SAID WE ARE READY READ READY!", and "ROCK N ROCK N ROCK ROCK STEADY!" will have you chiming in right off the bat. The next two tracks, "Evil New War God" and "Pig House", not only deliver two monumental slabs of chunky power chords and pummeling drums but also dabble into some Fantomas-esque weirdness, especially with the former's eerie guitar effects in the second half and the latter's bizarre "a-oo" chants. And speaking of Fantomas, Mike Patton and Buzzo really need to get it off the ice! Not to mention, the drum combination of Dale Crover and Coady Willis really cut loose on these two songs. The nearly endless rolls and fills will simply blow your mind.

"I'll Finish You Off" slows the tempo down with a lazy riff and light drumming before erupting into an atmospheric wall of sludge with soaring high-pitched vocal harmonies that have permeated the last few Melvins' albums. For some reason, I conjure up the image a ship slowly sailing across the seas whenever I listen to this and the sunny ambiance further affirms this.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Creative & clever
The creativity of this album is what inwas looking for. It's been in my cd player since I got it.
Published on October 7, 2011 by Snapper
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Melvins with a new twist
This one finds the Melvins going back to their classic sludgy sound but with the new half of Big Business creating a definite difference from those earlier records. Read more
Published on April 10, 2011 by Skyler J. Davis
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't put it down!
This album is full of odd hooks and rhythms that get inside your head and set up residence. I have listened to it 50 times and it still sounds fresh to me. Read more
Published on July 19, 2010 by Alan L. Stewart
5.0 out of 5 stars They are giving us what we want!
Well here you have it....After a few really good comeback records and that dreaded Remix record they did, they have released the Ultimate 'Melvins' record, 'The Bride Screamed... Read more
Published on June 18, 2010 by paulsubpopman
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
I love, love, love the Melvins, especially the current line up with Jared and Coady. That being said, I think this album is a big disappointment for me. Read more
Published on June 12, 2010 by Mook Hayes
3.0 out of 5 stars An OKAY albumn that will leave you wanting more.
I'm a huge Melvins fan and bought this without even listening. I thought $6.98 for the mp3 version was quite cheap until I listened to the last two songs and realised that they... Read more
Published on June 9, 2010 by Charles Kohler
5.0 out of 5 stars Another excellent Melvins album
I may not be the best person to review a new Melvins album because I am a huge fan and love pretty much everything they have ever done, but when it comes down to it that doesn't... Read more
Published on June 3, 2010 by Nicholas M. Green
5.0 out of 5 stars holy hell!!! this is some good (expletive deleted)
i really thought that the melvins had explored every musical territory but there was an undiscovered land that they traveled to on this album, on the first song,"the water glass",... Read more
Published on June 2, 2010 by B. Watson
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