Review: The Melvins – “A Senile Animal”

During the two decades The Melvins have been churning out records and wreaking havoc on stereo speakers, they’ve featured more bassists than the U.S. has had presidents. Appropriately, the revolving door that’s accompanied guitarist/vocalist Buzz Osborne and drummer Dale Crover often turns with a shift in the group’s thunderous administration. Matt Lukin, who left in…

Review: The Heads – “Under the Stress of A Headlong Dive”

Under the Stress of a Headlong Dive is a lumbering giant of a record. Pay the price of admission and you’ll get treated to post-grunge stomping, psych-rock epics and punk anthems descended right from the MC5. You get noisy interludes, sludgy blues numbers, and loads of screeching feedback. There’s even what appears to be a…