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Melvins – A Walk With Love And Death (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Melvins – A Walk With Love And Death (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:21:41 minutes | 885 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Ipecac Recordings

2017 release from US sludge-rock legends! Disc one is a ‘proper’ album & disc two is the score to a short film of the same name, directed by Jesse Nieminen. Featuring guest stars such as Joey Santiago, Teri Gender Bender and Anna Waronker, A Walk With Love and Death is like a one-stop shop of everything to love, hate and feel infuriated by about Melvins.

Do punks age well? That’s rather the metaphysical question that the Melvins seek to answer with each new album, and A Walk With Love and Death, with its 23 tracks, is no exception. While the group was formed in the early 80s in Montesano, in the rainy state of Washington, it was never really 100% punk rock. With the odd nod to Black Sabbath’s metal, or even to much more experimental stuff, Buzz Osbourne’s band has always swum in the mixed waters of a muscular, often tortured and cerebral rock’n’roll. That’s the rock that fascinated the grunge scene and the young Kurt Cobain, who as the story goes, learned guitar with Osbourne… Twenty or more albums later, the Melvins still imperiously refuse to ape younger acts. Instead, in this double album, they offer multi-layered compositions, which are impressive and thick with suppressed rage. In short: they’re doing what they’ve always done. The fans of their early works will love it. Others will enjoy the tsunami of rhythms and electric fuzz of an influential group whose aura remains underground and confidential.

CD1 #01 – Black Heath
CD1 #02 – Sober-delic (acid only)
CD1 #03 – Euthanasia
CD1 #04 – What’s Wrong With You
CD1 #05 – Edgar the Elephant
CD1 #06 – Flaming Creature
CD1 #07 – Christ Hammer
CD1 #08 – Cactus Party
CD1 #09 – Cardboa Negro

CD2 #01 – Aim High
CD2 #02 – Queen Powder Party
CD2 #03 – Street Level St. Paul
CD2 #04 – The Hidden Joice
CD2 #05 – Give It To Me
CD2 #06 – Chicken Butt
CD2 #07 – Eat Yourself Out
CD2 #08 – Scooba
CD2 #09 – Halfway To the Bakersfield Mall
CD2 #10 – Pacoima Normal
CD2 #11 – Park Head
CD2 #12 – T-Burg
CD2 #13 – Track Star
CD2 #14 – The Asshole Bastard


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