Sunday, April 5, 2015

Big Business, "Easter Romantic"

"Easter Romantic" doesn't sound as unique now as it did ten years ago on Head for the Shallow, now that more sludge-metal bands are picking up speed. But aesthetically it sounds even better, now that we've heard a) How many bands can't do it, and b) How much more muted Big Business sounds when they've added a studio guitarist. It's an Easter cinder block to the head, as fast and heavy as High on Fire with clean singing. Shortly after Head for the Shallow, famously authoritarian King Buzzo asked Big Business to join the Melvins. No wonder, and no wonder the Melvins had a renaissance on their next several records.

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