A Walk with Love and Death
Some Melvins records unleash metal, others let out the weird. A Walk with Love and Death—a sprawling, maniacal romp through avant-rock, experimental soundtrack music, and everything in between—definitely does the latter. The first half features serious riffing, as “Sober-Delic (Acid Only)" lays down creepy psychedelia and “Christ Hammer” fuses cosmic rock with Beatles-esque harmonies. In contrast, the second half whips up zany blasts of noise and electronics: “Eat Yourself Out” sounds like garbled radio transmissions from tripped-out aliens.