Hail to the King
The Melvins have it all: big troll hair, creepy lyrics, riffs that would blow the tubes outta most bands amps, and a 25-year history that includes being the dark muse for a pop-culture phenomenon. These godfathers of grunge have been making some of the best metal of the last few years since they hooked up with their sonic progenythe two-piece tongue-in-cheek hardcore outfit Big Businessto add a bass player, an extra drummer (thats rightthe Melvins youll see at the Glass House now have two drummers; youll be vibrating for weeks) and some vocal harmonies from hell. Theyre still as dense as lead, but now theyre faster, and the beats come at you like a stampede in an unusual time signature.
Fri., Aug. 29, 7 p.m., 2008
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