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Album Review

When former Rob Zombie guitarist Riggs starts a project of his own, one expects a strong White Zombie influence. Riggs, after all, spent six years in Rob Zombie's employ, and the influence was bound to rub off — which is exactly what happens on Blah...Blah...Blah...Love Songs for the New Millennium. This is the first album by Scum of the Earth, an outfit that includes not only Riggs (lead vocals, guitar), but also, Powerman 5000 guitarist Mike Tempesta (the brother of Zombie drummer John Tempesta). Not surprisingly, the Rob Zombie influence is quite strong on this CD, which favors the sort of rhythmic, industrialized electro-metal that Riggs' former employer is known for. But if Blah...Blah...Blah is less than groundbreaking, it is never dull or uninspired — quite the contrary. Rob Zombie taught Riggs well, and none of Scum of the Earth's material fails to be hooky and infectious. Unlike so many of the post-‘80s alternative metallers whose lyrics are totally introspective, Zombie has brought a sense of campy, over-the-top fun to the table — and the dark-humored mixture of horror, sex, sleaze and decadence that one expects from Zombie (or, for that matter, the Electric Hellfire Club) is also a main ingredient of Blah...Blah...Blah. Notice that certain words keep coming up when Zombie and Riggs are discussed — words like humorous, fun and entertaining. Riggs, like Zombie, realizes that in a post-‘80s, post-Nevermind rock world, humor and campy fun are not illegal; there is no law stating that post-‘80s rock has to be ultra-serious-minded 100 percent of the time. Blah...Blah...Blah doesn't point alternative metal in any new directions, but in terms of infectiousness and sheer entertainment value, Scum of the Earth's first album is a success.

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Full of Energy and Headbangin' Good!

Althought nothing revolutionary, the Scum of the Earth members (from Rob Zombie & Powerman 5000) have successfully used their senior experience in the metal field to create an album full of what metal heads want - tight rythms, biting and dominating guitars, simple lyrics, and a whole lot of energy. The drums kick hard to the metal beat, and the electronic theme fits in well here. It's safe to say that this album will turn anyone's room into a mosh pit, given enough people. If you enjoy RZombie or P5000, you'll love this album - it is the high-energy love-child of the two.

Not bad for Riggs

I have always been a huge ROB ZOMBIE fanamd this is kinda right in the middle of classic white zombie and rob zombies forst solo album i suggest this to any one who loves robzombie/white zombie.

BEST BAND EVER MADE

SCUM OF THE EARTH is a real good band and GET UR DEAD ON i would have to be the best song i have ever heard.

Biography

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '00s

The strong White Zombie/Rob Zombie influence that permeates Scum of the Earth's material is no coincidence; the alternative metal outfit is led by Riggs, an in-your-face singer, guitarist, songwriter, and producer who is best known for the six years he spent in Rob Zombie's employ. Riggs joined forces with Rob Zombie in the '90s and stayed with him into the early 2000s, eventually leaving in 2004 (when Rob Zombie was largely focusing on films rather than music) to start a project of his own. Named...
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Rock, Music, Alternative
  • Released: Oct 26, 2004
  • Parental Advisory

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