Posts Tagged ‘melvins’
Posted on Monday, August 15th, 2016
Lovingly pinched from Pitchfork: Save some late-career marketing miracle, the loud-and-proud duo Big Business will forever be billed as a metal band, bound to inherently intractable tags such as sludge, doom, or stoner. In many respects, drummer Coady Willis and guitarist Jared Warren have asked for it: They issued their earliest records on the boundary-testing metal bastion Hydra Head.
Not long after becoming Big Business, Willis and Warren also became active members of the Melvins, an outlandish metal institution with decades of international influence and a die-hard cult of converts. And their music has always been heavy, what with Warren’s burly tone, Willis’ busy drumming, and surly harmonies that sometimes suggest a peculiar folk-rock band on an unexpected hair-metal kick.
But even more than its devilishly deviant predecessors, Command Your Weather —Big Business’ fifth album, second since Hydra Head essentially crumbled, and first as a basic duo since their debut— evades heavy metal’s stylistic stronghold. Instead, it confirms anew that Big Business remain a band without comfortable genre quarters, as indebted to power pop and psychedelic rock as they to sludge or stoner metal.
Continue reading: Big Business: Command Your Weather Album Review | Pitchfork
Tags: Album of the day, Big Business, Coady Willis, Command Your Weather, Grayson Haver Currin, Jared Warren, melvins, pitchfork, Roadburn
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Posted on Tuesday, January 14th, 2014
Lovingly pinched from Pitchfork: Unless you’re a devotee of the Seattle heavy rock/light metal trio Big Business, you’ve probably never heard of Gold Metal Records, the label behind the release of their excellent fourth album Battlefields Forever. The record, after all, is GM003, or the imprint’s third title. It follows […]
Posted on Friday, November 22nd, 2013
Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: We go waaaaaay back, me and these here good ol’ Melvins boys, but not half as far back as the lineup on Tres Cabrones does: all the way back to 1983, in fact, with a lineup that is “as close we’re willing to get […]
Posted on Friday, April 12th, 2013
We handpicked some our favorite audio streams from the previous Roadburn Festivals. Listen to the audio streams for Wovenhand (2011), Comus (2010), Earthless (2008), Cult of Luna (2008), Current 93 (2008), Acid King (2007), The Melvins / Big Business (2007), Bohren und der club of Gore (2007), Chelsea Wolfe (2012) and […]
Posted on Thursday, April 4th, 2013
Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: Ask several discerning Melvins fans which of the group’s two dozen (well, something like that, I’ve lost count!) albums they consider the best, you’ll most likely get several wildly different answers. But then this isn’t any “normal” rock group; this is the Melvins, credited with […]
Posted on Friday, March 9th, 2012
Lovingly pinched from the Obelisk: The thing about the Melvins — nearly 30 years into their career and too many releases to count when you factor in live records, compilations, splits, tour-only specials, elaborately-presented box sets, etc. – is that you can really only compare them to themselves. And even […]
Posted on Sunday, November 13th, 2011
Our friends over at Kerrang! have done an actually rather splendid feature on the 50 heaviest records of all time. We put our heads together do our own top 20, and highlight a few they might have missed. 20. Acid Bath – When The Kite String Pops With the cover […]
Posted on Friday, July 29th, 2011
Hellfest have announced that they will be streaming a series of performances from this year’s Terrorizer tent! Starting today, pro-shot footage of Melvins June 17, 2011 concert at Hellfest can be viewed below. Every Friday you can check back to see performances from across the weekend. Continue reading: HELLFEST TO […]
Posted on Tuesday, January 5th, 2010
The votes are in, the points have been awarded and the math has been done. More than 150 of you have taken the time to forward your Top 10 list for the Roadburn Album of the Decade. Here then is your list (and a stunning list it is). It seems […]