Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
Malevolent megalomaniac or eerie artiste? Rob Zombie is a bit of both. With spooky metal music that's as colorful and kitschy as its comic art, the singer's solo debut bears more than a little resemblance to his band of ma... more »
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Malevolent megalomaniac or eerie artiste? Rob Zombie is a bit of both. With spooky metal music that's as colorful and kitschy as its comic art, the singer's solo debut bears more than a little resemblance to his band of many years, White Zombie. These 13 tracks (yeah, there just had to be 13!) continue to explore Zombie's fascination with psychotic noise, pummeling grooves, campy samples, and all things horrific. Instead of just playing dictator, however, this astrocreep allows space for cohorts such as guitarist Danny Lohner and drummers John Tempesta and Tommy Lee to shine darkly. He also shares artistic credit for the LP's elaborate 24-page booklet. Zombie's finely crafted disc is heavy-metal thunder that's turbocharged for the new millennium. --Janiss Garza
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Joshua C. (jconn)
Reviewed on 2/6/2009...
One thing Rob Zombie is really good at - and this album is no exception - is making music that just sounds like a good theme for a movie with zombies. Big surprise, right? If you really like dark metal as I do, then there's probably something for you here. The only song I thought was just great though was "Suberbeast", although "Return Of The Phantom Stranger" was really really good. The 5th track, "Perversion 99" was fairly good, although a little slow and boring, and the first track was neat, but it wasn't actually a song. I didn't think any of the rest of the album was any better than "Just Okay", but then again, that's my personal taste. After all, the tracks I mentioned actually weren't the most popular ones on this album.
sc_demandred | Irvine, CA USA | 03/09/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Hellbilly Deluxe confirms several things that many of us suspected all along. One: Rob Zombie was pretty much the sole creative contributor to White Zombie. Two: Zombie has watched waaay too many "B" monster movies.Strangeness notwithstanding, "Hellbilly" has a pile of great songs. "Superbeast" is a chest-pounder, kicking the record off to an adrenaline-fueled start. "Living Dead Girl" and "Spookshow Baby" are personal favorites, showcasing some melody, some diversity, and Zombie's excellence in lyric writing. "Meet the Creeper" and "The Ballad of Resurrection Joe and Rosa Whore" are also excellent songs.The album runs the gamut from slow to fast, hard to, er... less hard, but never loses it's pop-culture influenced sense of humor. Rob Zombie has captured a bit of Alice Cooper and the Tubes' ability to have fun onstage while still making great music that resonates with it's fans.Sellout? Nah... Zombie would have to produce a boy band to truly sell out. "Hellbilly Deluxe" is one for the rock record books."
Nicholas Alla Koholick | 05/14/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album changed everything for me. I first heard songs off of this in 1998 when Twisted Metal III came out(RZ was on the soundtrack). They still kick. It's both very sad and very true that Rob Zombie dumped his former guitarist and bassist so he could go solo, replacing the name White Zombie with his name and the two previously mentioned talented musicians with two fools. Regardless, Hellbilly Deluxe delivers. Aside from all the filler tracks, lead-ins, and intros, the songs hit with a bullet train force of industrial rhythm, techno machinery, and power metal guitar. "Superbeast" has that MACK truck quality, with a cool solo and Zombie's creepy voice transfers for the chorus and verses. "Dragula" is a dance club staple for being as incredibly rave-able as it is a mosher. "Living Dead Girl" is a pop-oriented number that falls a bit shy of the other songs, but it's still good. "Demonoid Phenomenon" is nothing but a piledriver, "Spookshow Baby" mixes an Arabian-sounding guitar twang into the song to mix it up and "The Ballad Of Resurrection Joe..." makes another transition from quiet verses to a rocking, shocking, chorus. The crowning glory is "Meet The Creeper." That song is perfect! All there is to it. Grab this album, Astro Creep 2K and Sinister Urge for creepy, monolithically heavy, fun, dance-able, mayhem!..."