The popular and influential American rock band The Melvins recorded their eight studio album Stag in 1996. It doesn't sound like anything they recorded before, because they exploring new fields of music. The first notes of opener “The Bit” make it clear that they're experimenting by bringing together the drone sounds of the sitar with the greatness of King Buzzo's guitar riffs. The schizophrenia can be heard in the introductions of noise and ambience. The album even includes prog based music, like in the epic “Buck Owens”. It's one hell of a ride, from sludge metal and experimental grunge to blues rock and pop. Another classic tune is “Bar-X and The Rocking M”, which explores the power of the trombone.


Starting at the early days of The Melvins guitarist Buzz Osborne and drummer Dale Crover created some influential pieces and are releasing records nowadays on a yearly basis. The variety of different musical styles they explored during their career made them popular in different fanbases.


Stag is available as a limited edition of 1000 numbered copies on silver coloured vinyl.


    1. The Bit
    2. Hide
    3. Bar-X The Rocking M
    4. Yacob's Lab
    5. The Bloat
    6. Tipping The Lion
    7. Black Bock
    8. Goggles
    9. Soup   
    10. Buck Owens
    11. Sterilized
    12. Lacrimosa
    13. Skin Horse
    14. Captain Pungent
    15. Berthas
    16. Cottonmouth