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  • Summary: After almost 25 years and more than 25 albums, the unstoppable Melvins have the same sludgy, Sabbath-styled post-punk heaviness that solidified their place in rock history since the early '90s.
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  1. This album is an onslaught of brutal drumming and bowel-loosening riffs, occasionally leavened by surprisingly delicate vocal interplay.
  2. After its so-so start, the disc settles into a grinding yet angular groove that feels as fresh and energized as anything the group released during its â??90s heyday.
  3. The Bride Screamed Murder is a slight feint away from the two albums that preceded it, but it is, nevertheless, distinctly Melvins.
  4. As they prove constantly on The Bride Screamed Murder, though, there's so much more to this band these days than merely crushing riffs; there's more than enough room to go nuts with the experimentation and still come up with a top-tier Melvins record.
  5. Withstanding some strange experimentation - including a steamy a cappella version of the Canadian folksong "Peggy Gordon" and a sludged-out, seven-and-a-half-minute cover of the Who's "My Generation" - The Bride Screamed Murder is surprisingly accessible.
  6. The Bride Screamed Murder isnâ??t the best Melvins album ever, but it is rarely less than arresting as a listening experience. Moreover, they sound like theyâ??re having a blast, unconstrained by draconian label expectations.
  7. The Bride Screamed Murder is the sort of album one might expect from a long-in-the-tooth group trying to rediscover its purpose and rejuvenate itself.

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  1. Dec 22, 2011
    7
    The first song will BLOW YOU AWAY! the album starts out very stong but does sort of lose some power along the way, BUT this is the melvins soThe first song will BLOW YOU AWAY! the album starts out very stong but does sort of lose some power along the way, BUT this is the melvins so that means that this album is **** metal. The melvins have still got it, as proof by the amazing guitar work of the King Buzzo and the brutally awesome drumming by Dale. And the big buisness boys show they know how to keep up with King Buzzo and Dale. a great album, but not their best (but hey 18 albums and they all kick some real ASS) Expand