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The Sinister Urge (Bonus Track Version)

Rob Zombie

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Album Review

Hard rock's brightest shock rocker avoids the sophomore slump on the fun and energetic The Sinister Urge. Zombie's trademark growl is still in fine form, roaring over the 11 tracks with his unique blend of acid-throated venom. But most interesting are the directions he tries to bring to his familiar sound, which he has been cultivating since the hardcore punk days of White Zombie. "Never Gonna Stop (The Red, Red Kroovy)" is the most apparent example of this, a song that borders on pop with its groovy handclaps and acoustic guitars. But not to be worried, the chorus kicks back into classic Zombie, complete with sampled crowd chants and his trademark "yeah." "Going to California" has a similar vibe, albeit darker and with a Welcome to My Nightmare-era Alice Cooper showbiz quality to it. But when it comes time to rock out, Zombie is more than ready. "Dead Girl Superstar" is probably the best of the bunch, raging along at lightning speed and featuring an awesome guest appearance by Slayer guitarist Kerry King. "Iron Head" is also quite good, matching Zombie's bark with guest singer Ozzy Osbourne's trademark banshee wail over a swaggering beat and chugging riff. And finally there is "House of 1000 Corpses," the theme from the film Zombie directed that apparently offended Universal Studios so much that they refused to release it. The song is a nice departure for him, like a Leonard Cohen song filtered through Violator-era Depeche Mode. It is the slow burn of this last track that shows the most promise; after years of making good heavy metal, he finally expands the boundaries of his own sound. Few metal musicians kept their sound fresh for as long as Zombie, and this album is no exception. This may not win any new fans, but anyone who enjoyed his old material will probably find this to be a welcome addition to their collection. Listen for the bonus track, "Unholy Three," about a minute after the last track ends. [A bonus track edition was issued in 2007.]

Customer Reviews

How can a person not like White/Rob Zombie

Zombie is definitely not for all the holy rollers out their!!!! I mean come on, Just look at the covers of the albums!!!! For the rest of normal people who dont have to be at church everytime the doors are open. This is a really great album no matter how you put it. You can't go wrong with Rob Zombie, Everything this man does is great. I own everthing he has ever put out and rush to the store when something new comes out. ZOMBIE, ZOMBIE,ZOMBIE,ZOMBIE

Not his best

Zombie has done better albums in the past, maybe. But this album deserves fame for its own good tracks. House of 1000 Corpses does lead the album, but other decent tracks include Dead Girl Superstar, Never Gonna Stop and Iron Head.

Like always...

this has to be one of my favorites, simply because of the variety of sounds and different catchy tunes. Yeah, it might sound like everything else he has done, but it has a certain flare to it that nothing else has.

Biography

Born: January 12, 1966 in Haverhill, MA

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

The longtime frontman for metal superstars White Zombie, Rob Zombie was born Robert Cummings on January 12, 1966, in Haverhill, Massachusetts, forming the group soon after moving to New York City circa 1985. He subsequently worked as a bike messenger, porn magazine art director, and production assistant for the classic children's TV series Pee-Wee's Playhouse, concurrently leading White Zombie through a series of cult-favorite indie releases; the success of their 1992 major-label debut, La Sexorcisto:...
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