The Melvins have been around since 1983 but it’s been a good while and plenty of releases since we saw that original lineup. Of course with a new album Working With God coming in late February, that original lineup is back. The trio that launched a thousand riffs is ready to conquer again while the band’s newest single “Caddy Daddy” is a great place to start.
The song opens with snappy drums and a searing riff. The guitar weight on the track is underpinned by a sludge hearty pace that never lets up. Between the gurgled bass and the driving drums, King Buzzo sings with a weary presence that works and works well. The chunky sounds have that classic Melvins tone without feeling repetitive as the song ushers in a new era for the band. This is that slower heaviness that the band perfected and it’s just as effective here.
“Caddy Daddy” can be heard above or wherever you stream music. Working With God is available to preorder on various formats from Ipecac Recordings ahead of its February 26 release. It can also be preordered from all digital music stores.
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