"So, my best friend is away at college right now. He shares a house with three complete morons who listen to techno, indie rock and noise; and buy Aphex Twin mousepads on Ebay. These people get incredibly annoying really fast. Whenever my friend wants some time to himself, he throws a Melvins album on the turntable and those three roommates are practically out of the state before the needle hits the groove. I think Eggnog is one of the better Melvins albums to throw on that will make you, the listener, feel completely satisfied and make those idiots down the hall run for cover. The Melvins are the smartest, heaviest and most original bands around. If this isn't a good enough recommendation then you probably own a Squarepusher nightlight."
Xmas + Easter, cocaine + heroin
Thee Inspector | 01/30/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ahhh blastitude: I too was at that fateful Oly, WA outdoor show. A wedding was letting out across the street. Can U imagine the reception?? Thought the AMPS were busted. Check out recording on "International Pop Underground" live compilation, vinyl version only. Tru magick, son. Abstracted Dada metal? Naw, these guys were into some serious spellcasting and here tis, their sorcerous quest come to a screaming collision, fuel fumes a million miles wide. This was the first cd I wore out. Yes, it can happen."
Satan probabally has this one on his i-pod
Stephen Brown | Seattle, WA USA | 12/30/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My wife bought me this one for Chistmas just a few days ago (it's called Eggnog after all!). It's one of a handful of Melvins albums I haven't had the pleasure of owning yet. Naturally, it does not disappoint. I was just listening to the final song "Charmicarmicat" just a few minutes ago. It's a masterpiece of painfull and glorious doom, on par with "Boris" from their Bullhead album. About ten minutes of blood & guts oozing from the bowels of your speakers. It's like listening to a steamroller stuck in slow gear plowing over a mountain of screaming puppies. As I was listening, I looked up at the TV on the other end of the room and noticed that Saddam had just been hanged. It got me thinking...I wonder what music he was listening to on his long, cold elevator ride down to hell.
I bet he was listening to this song."
...I don't feel so good...
Thee Inspector | 12/23/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
""Wispy" is one of the best Melvins songs ever. It begins with pounding drums that blast into a frenzy of feedback and insanity. Then drums and bass pound out a jerky rhythm while Buzzo moans about being boiled alive or something. Then a bizarre scream erupts and you get the feeling that he's either going to die or.....well, die. The bass and drums rock out behind this for a few seconds, then...ah! a return to the pounding drums from the beginning. Then it's all over. If this sounds intriguing to you, then pick this cd up. Then listen to all four songs, which are all really good, and buy every other Melvins album that you can get your paws on. Then you will know the true meaning of Rock."