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Big Business, ‘Here Come the Waterworks’ (Hydra Head)

One hundred percent of this wrecking crew — bassist/screamer Jared Warren (ex-Karp and Tight Bros From Way Back When) and drummer Coady Willis (ex-Murder City Devils) — are currently serving time in the Melvins, a band that never met a sideman it couldn’t drive crazy, then fire. Assume that the album’s title mocks any stress they might be feeling, but playing with sludge gods 20 years their senior has been invaluable for the duo’s own fierce exchanges. Warren and Willis’ thunder-prog has never sounded so fully formed and abrasive, and Warren’s voice never so triumphant. Apparently, what doesn’t kill you makes you rock a lot harder.

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