Colossus of Destiny

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Colossus of Destiny
Live album by Melvins
Released April 16, 2001
Recorded December 13, 1998
Genre Noise
Length 59:28
Label Ipecac
Melvins chronology
Colossus of Destiny
Millennium Monsterwork 2000
(2002)Millennium Monsterwork 20002002
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Colossus of Destiny is a live album by the Melvins, which was released in 2001 through Ipecac Recordings. It was recorded live Friday, December 13, 1998 at Club Mangler, Cupertino, California. It is nearly an hour of synthesizer and sample experimentation ending in a performance of the song "Eye Flys". It was reported that members of the audience were lying on the ground, covering their ears during this performance.[2] The album was originally intended to be the third part of the band's 1999 album trilogy (The Maggot, The Bootlicker and The Crybaby) until they came up with the guest star idea for The Crybaby.[3]

The name of the album is taken from the John Fante book The Road to Los Angeles, in which the main character, Arturo Bandini, writes a book bearing the name Colossus of Destiny.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. Untitled 59:23
2. Untitled 0:05


Additional personnel[edit]

  • Randy Hawkins - live engineer
  • Kurt Schlegle - live engineer
  • Mackie Osborne - art


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "the M E L V I N S .net :: Live Albums". Retrieved 2007-07-03. 
  3. ^ Mark Prindle (2002). "Buzz Osborne - 2002". Interview. Retrieved 2007-07-03.