Melvins – Stoner Witch


Melvins are an American rock band formed in 1983, in Montesano, Washington. Melvins’ sludgy sound was an influence on grunge music, including bands such as Nirvana, Soundgarden, Green River, and many other bands from Seattle. They have also influenced artists outside the grunge scene, including Tool and Mike Patton of Faith No More (both of whom are friends with the band), Helmet, Corey Taylor of Slipknot, Sleep, Earth, Sunn O))), Lamb of God, Mastodon, Neurosis, Baroness, Eyehategod and Isis. AllMusic wrote “their ability to combine punk with a strong Black Sabbath influence had a major impact on everything from grunge to alternative metal to doom metal and stoner rock.” Stoner Witch is their seventh studio album, released in 1994. The album was recorded with Garth “GGGarth” Richardson and Joe Barresi in 19 days at the A&M Studios in Hollywood. Most of the tracks were captured in a single take, and all of the tracking and mastering was completed in a single, continuous session. Described as a grunge, stoner rock and sludge metal album, Stoner Witch melds hallmarks of the band’s earlier work, such as “molten tempos and guitarist Buzz Osborne’s nonsensical lyrics” with a relatively radio-friendly ear towards arrangements.

180 gram Audiophile Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve
Label: Music On Vinyl
Cat. # MOVLP2131

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