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Pigs of the Roman Empire (Melvins​/​Lustmord)

by Melvins

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losfastidios I remember that I loved this album when it came out. Now that I’m listening to it, it doesn’t hit me like it did 15 years ago but I’m just getting older, that’s the real problem. III is a slow march that brings you down to hell, the titletrack is a trip of 22 minutes where rock and electronic are perfectly mix. The Bloated Pope and Pink bat are the only song that aren’t instrumental. Safety Third is the best song of the album: pure Melvins style with electronic touch to make it even better. Favorite track: Safety Third.
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soth1sol if you love this release, then i recommend checking out its relative inverse: lustmord/kingbuzzo "juggernaut" (via bandcamp!) - these albums were made for me. doesn't get better than when these musicians get together. so get it, get "juggernaut", get your headphones. awesome. Favorite track: The Bloated Pope.
Steven Aanonson
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Steven Aanonson Despite the genre rift between the two acts (Melvins being sludgy crust-punk and Lustmord working the ambient- drone angle) they manage to play off each other spectacularly, as evidenced by the 22 minute mammoth of a title track. Definitely one of the better collabs of the decade. Favorite track: Pigs of the Roman Empire.
A.K. Pearson
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A.K. Pearson "Pink Bat," like the "Lateralus" album, testifies that Adam Jones should stop writing terrible drop-D funk riffs for Tool and become a session guitarist specializing in noise effects. "The Bloated Pope" and "Idolatrous Apostate" are also really good songs -- Buzzo finally knew what he was doing when he hit up this Lustmord guy, and "The Bloated Pope" has some of his best riffs. Favorite track: Pink Bat.
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III 03:00
Pink Bat 06:32
Zzzz Best 01:59
Safety Third 06:11


released August 24, 2004

produced by Melvins/Lustmord and Toshi Kasai


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Formed in Aberdeen/Montesano, WA in 1983.


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