King Buzzo’s much-anticipated upcoming album This Machine Kills Artists has produced another track, a release that sounds even more like its folk roots than Buzz Osborne’s two previous singles. “Instrument of God” spends most of its time with an acoustic melody, but brings in vocals near the end that showcase the extent of Osborne’s talent and flexibility.
King Buzzo (Buzz Osborne)’s newest track is slow, meandering and full of the right acoustic melodies that define the folk genre, but Buzzo himself claims that the album’s not exactly folk, and he isn’t trying to rip off the 1970’s solo acoustic sound. King Buzzo is quick to assure listeners that what he’s doing is something he calls “molk,” a mix between metal and folk that gives the listener a little bit of the best of both worlds.
Before coming out with “Instrument of God,” Buzzo released “Drunken Baby” and “Dark Brown Teeth” from This Machine Kills Artists, expected to be released to the masses next month. In the meantime, he’s heading on tour with it, starting this month in California and going all the way through July. But Buzzo isn’t out of the Melvins, a group he’s been a part of since 1984. He’s just taking a short hiatus to pursue solo ventures, and so far, they haven’t disappointed in their creativity and diversity. You can listen to King Buzzo’s latest track below.