Few things are certain in life, but one thing you can always rely on is the Melvins. For almost 25 years they’ve been consistently creating challenging, mind-melting and ear-bursting music spread across over 25 albums! Not a bad run by anyone’s standards. And the good news is, they just get better and better! Lesser bands normally run out of inspiration by ‘difficult album number two’ but not the sludge-grunge-overlords – ‘Nude With Boots‘ certainly doesn’t suffer from ‘difficult album number 26’ syndrome and picks up where 2006’s ‘A Senile Animal‘ left off.
Once again joined by Big Business duo Jared Warren and Coady Willis (a fantastic band in their own right), the combination of Melvins mainmen King Buzzo and Dale Crover and Big Business create slabs of rock action that ripple with excitement and energy and that now infamous Melvins surge of power.
There’s heavy and then there’s Melvins heavy. Still in a league of their own after all of these years.