There are absolutely no redeeming qualities to the Melvins unless you find slow, sludgy, grindy metal to be enlightening. Even though they've been around since 1986 and have put out 10 or so albums (putting them in the same league as U2 for album volume and longevity), I bet most folks out there have never heard of them. Unlike U2, the Melvins have a habit of recording catchy little ditties like "gluey porch treatments", "show off your red hands", "pitfalls in serving warrants", and "harry lauders walking stick tree". Also unlike U2, they yell a lot in their songs. Oh yes, and they've also received complaints from at least one listener who had his eardrum ruptured at a past show (really). They're a little loud. And one final thing, if you take all the M's and N's out of U2, nothing really exciting happens, but with "Melvins"...
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