The Bulls & the Bees
MELVINS — the ultimate metal music online community, from the creators of

MELVINS - The Bulls & the Bees cover
3.00 | 2 ratings | 1 review
Buy this album from MMA partners

EP · 2012

Filed under Sludge Metal


1. The War on Wisdom (3:40)
2. We Are Doomed (7:04)
3. Friends Before Larry (4:19)
4. A Really Long Wait (4:23)
5. National Hamster (4:10)

Total Time: 23:36


- King Buzzo / Guitar, Vocals
- Dale Crover / Drums, Vocals
- Jared Warren / Bass guitar, Vocals
- Coady Willis / Drums, Vocals

About this release

Type: EP (Digital, 10")
Release date: March 13, 2012
Record label: Scion A/V

Available as a free download at (requires e-mail address). 10" vinyl release upcoming.

Thanks to Pekka for the addition and Bosh66 for the updates

MELVINS MP3, Free Download/Stream

No MELVINS MP3s available for streaming.


Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Showing all 16 items | *Auction price may increase, data is cached, expiring in 2h | Keyword-based search | Ordered by ending time | See results on
Amazon (logo)
Bulls & The Bees / ElectroretardBulls & The Bees / Electroretard
Ipecac Recordings 2015
Audio CD$6.70
$10.67 (used)
The Bulls and the BeesThe Bulls and the Bees
Original recording · EP
Scion A/V
Audio CD$15.00
Bulls & The Bees / Electroretard by MELVINS (2015)Bulls & The Bees / Electroretard by MELVINS (2015)
Ipecac Recordings
Audio CD$28.97
Showing 3 items | Cache expiring in 72h | Keyword-based search | Best seller rank | More results on

More places to buy metal & MELVINS music


Specialists/collaborators reviews

"The Bulls & the Bees" is an EP release by US sludge rock/metal act Melvins. The EP was released as a free download through Scion A/S in March 2012. The always busy band have found time to record and release this 5 track, 23:36 minutes long EP, which is an admirable move by an already well established act that don´t necessarily have to give away their music for free to get attention.

"The Bulls & the Bees" is a bit of a mixed bag both when it comes to the quality of the music but also regarding the music style. Melvins have always played an eclectic combination of hard rock, hardcore/punk, doom/sludge metal and drone with avant garde elements thrown in, which have sometimes worked like a charm and other times have been a more trying experience for the listener ( some of their material an aquired taste if you will). That´s also the case on "The Bulls & the Bees" where we are treated to a really heavy hard rocking track in "The War on Wisdom", a sludgy rock/metal track in "We are Doomed" and a couple of more experimental tracks in "Friends Before Larry" and "A Really Long Wait", before the EP closes with the more alternative sounding "National Hamster". Actually "The Bulls & the Bees" is a pretty good representation of the sound of Melvins. As usual the musicianship is strong and the EP also features a good quality sound production.

The quality of the tracks are a bit up and down though. I´d say both "The War on Wisdom" and "We are Doomed" are great tracks, while both "Friends Before Larry" and "A Really Long Wait" aren´t that exciting. "National Hamster" is alright but nothing special to my ears. So I guess somewhere between a 3 and a 3.5 star (65%) rating is warranted.

Members reviews

No MELVINS THE BULLS & THE BEES reviews posted by members yet.

Ratings only

  • Tupan

Write/edit review

You must be logged in to write or edit review

The Bulls & the Bees Contents

Member Zone

Stay signed in

Metal Subgenres

Artists Alpha-index


Rating by members, ranked by custom algorithm
Albums with 30 ratings and more
Master of Puppets Thrash Metal
Buy this album from our partners
Rust in Peace Thrash Metal
Buy this album from our partners
Keeper of the Seven Keys Part 2 Power Metal
Buy this album from our partners
Rising Traditional heavy metal
Buy this album from our partners
Symbolic Death Metal
Buy this album from our partners

New Metal Artists

New Metal Releases

Abstract Ritual Progressive Metal
Buy this album from MMA partners
I'll Show You A 7 Inch Grindcore
Buy this album from MMA partners
Out Of The Black Power Metal
Buy this album from MMA partners
Gravity Beats Nuclear Progressive Metal
Buy this album from MMA partners
Trapped In The Shadows Power Metal
Buy this album from MMA partners
More new releases

New Free Metal MP3 download/stream

New Metal Online Videos

More videos

New MMA Metal Forum Topics

More in the forums

New Site interactions


Latest Metal News


More in the forums

Social Media

Share this site
Follow us

Buy Metal Music Online