Tres Cabrones

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  • Band members: King Buzzo, Dale Grover, Mike Dillard
  • Summary: The latest release for the sludge metal band led by Buzz Osborne features the return of original drummer Mike Dillard, with Dale Crover taking over bass duties.
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  1. Kerrang!
    Nov 27, 2013
    It's business as usual, then--even with a manic cover of 99 Bottles Of Beer. [2 Nov 2013, p.53]
  2. Nov 8, 2013
    Capped with a couple of covers of songs by San Francisco punk jokesters Pop-O-Pies, Tres Cabrones finds the three stooges keeping the ghost of Mr. Bungle alive.
  3. Nov 4, 2013
    While these kinds of weird departures would be hard for any other band to pull off, Tres Cabrones shows that, even after 30 years, the Melvins are still as brash as ever, and the album feels like a fitting way for the band to ring in a big anniversary with an old friend who was there at the very beginning.
  4. Classic Rock Magazine
    Dec 6, 2013
    Even as they slip effortlessly into middle-age, their perennial prog tendencies are still evident on the demonic squall of I Told You I Was Crazy and the sprawling, trippy Dogs And Cattle Prods. [Dec 2013, p.99]
  5. Magnet
    Nov 27, 2013
    The pacing is only slightly faster than a brontosaurus in a tar pit, each track riding on a spine of thick lumbering guitar. [No. 104, p.54]
  6. The initial feeling that this album is destined to be one of their many jokey, disposable ventures dissipates slightly as Osborne’s near-peerless ability with a brain-alteringly great riff takes hold.
  7. Mojo
    Dec 18, 2013
    A lesser work compared to, say, 2008's Nude With Boots, Tres Cabrones nevertheless stomps with enough sulphurous, slothful might to satisfy the faithful. [Jan 2014, p.102]

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