Metal: Year in Review 2010
The Mevlins have made bizarre offerings before, but The Bride Screamed Murder is one of their oddest and best. After a wicked grinding guitar riff, King Buzzo takes the role of a heavy metal drill sergeant on the opening track, the band's thunderous double drumming laying the foundation for call and response military march vocals. For all their quirky asides, the Melvins meat is still big, bold, dirty riffs and Buzzo's expressive bellow. Keeping the arrangements clean and lean shines a spotlight on the magnificent musical sensibility of these songs and allows their confident experimentation the breathing room necessary to keep from encroaching on strong melodies.
Scott A. Gray
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