Album Review: "Tarantula Heart" By Melvins (8/10)

Ipecac Recordings 

Producer: Toshi Kasai 

Despite more than four decades in existence, The Melvins are unlikely to ever be embraced by the mainstream. Their experimental art noise is the antithesis of everything popular and safe. Tarantula Heart continues this heart-stopping tradition, serving up another chunk of sonic terrorism. “Pain Equals Funny,” the 19-minute opener, remains the five-track album’s twisted masterpiece, yet the reasons why they’re a major influence on so many outsider acts are evident with every song.