Another Dose, Dr. Osborne? los Melvins.

Another Dose, Dr. Osborne? los Melvins.

It’s of course cause for celebration each and every time Dr. Osborne of los Melvins returns to administer the sinister, not least when he’s a spleen-rupturing full-length recording in tow. And Tres Cabrones, anticipated early next month, is now so close you can almost smell it in all its acrid glory.

Said album is the explanation behind the hispanisation of the moniker, and so too the reason we’ve been able to dredge up several photos of Buzz meting out lethal doses of doom-metal from the unforgiving sludge of Dots & Dashes’ hard drive. But turning to face a music to have made Fred Astaire less dance than wince in fear, let’s just say that if City Dump represented an impulsively breakneck reintroduction to their inimitably grizzly ways, then Dr. Mule heightens the anticipation tenfold. Kicking like, well, a mule while simultaneously devising grand designs geared toward the intoxication of stadia worldwide, it’s perhaps a little more glamorous than we’ve come to expect of Osborne & Co. But, like a lipsticked corpse in a disused morgue, it’s no less terrifying for it, and the Tres Cabrones of the sonic apocalypse can’t release the fury soon enough now…

Tres Cabrones is expected November 4th via Ipecac Recordings.

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