Known for their varying sound and the prolific amount of music they come out with, The Melvins have returned with a new album, featuring Jeff Pinkus of the Butthole Surfers.
The special feature of this record is that there are two bassists, Pinkus and other Melvins bassist Steven McDonald. The group is already known for how heavy they can get, with double guitarists and double drummers on previous recordings. now, they are showing just how low and doomy their low end can get with the two bassists.
Another fun thing the band is doing with this album is mashing up songs. “Stop Moving to Florida” blends “Stop” by “The James Gang” and “Moving to Florida” by the Butthole Surfers. There are also covers on the record, such as “I Want to Hold Your Hand” by the Beatles and an original song by the Butthole Surfers.
Overall this is a stellar release; it takes the strength and performance of The Melvins and has a bit of fun with their classic sound. Some may find it a little played out, as the band has released so much music already, but those who are fans of the band, and who appreciate a good reference or cover element to their music, will really enjoy it.