The Melvins

Sugar Daddy Live

> > May 28 2011

The Melvins - Sugar Daddy Live
By Keith CarmanInfluential sludge-mongers the Melvins never cease to inspire and excite with their studio albums. But diehard fans know the shows are where they truly shine. Delivering songs with primal gusto and flare, the band's true power and creativity are undeniable when pumping through a monolithic sound system. Such is the reason these progressively apocalyptic grinders can issue a number of live releases in their career and still get away with another 13-track blast of in-the-moment with Sugar Daddy Live. To that extent, the quartet prove once again just how slick and refined, yet explosively scientific, they can be, perfectly executing a thick onslaught of gargantuan sound and intricate structures. Pleasing long-time fans, the album's set steps all the way back to their debut effort, 1987's Gluey Porch Treatments, with "Eye Flys" and hits prime moments, including "Boris," Stag's "Tipping The Lion" and more. Strangely absent is anything from latest work The Bride Screamed Murder, while 2008's Nude With Boots is represented by three tracks. Still, when faced with such a monumental force ― knowing they're probably working on something Bride-centric anyways ― Sugar Daddy Live is entirely worthwhile.
(Ipecac)
GET IT!
Metal RSS
Mailing List
SHARE IT!
Google+
Google Bookmarks
StumbleUpon
Reddit
Tumblr
the only reason that "bride" isn't represented is because this was recorded in 2008..
Start Conversation
Login
Keep me logged in
Prove You Are Not a Robot
To remove this step go back and login.

Picks

Most Popular Stories

  1. Ryan Adams Calls Out Fan for Triggering Ménière's Episode Onstage with Her Camera FlashNEWS: Ryan Adams Calls Out Fan for Triggering Ménière's Episode Onstage with Her Camera Flash
  2. Circa Survive - 'Descensus' (album stream)MUSIC / VIDEO: Circa Survive 'Descensus' (album stream)
  3. Devin Townsend - An Alien Among UsTIMELINE: Devin Townsend An Alien Among Us

Latest Issue: Nov 14 Issue