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Thursday, December 2, 2010

White Zombie - Astro Creep: 2000

Nothing like cleaning my BEP palette with a little metal. Follower janis! was commenting the other day how Mr. Rob Zombie can put together a good soundtrack. Since I really don't know any of his soundtrack work - I can go back to what put him on the map for good. When this dropped in 1995, 'More Human Than Human' was all the rage. Even the white bread suburban kids LOVED it. It was hard not to hear this on the radio and do a little head-banging. These guys are named after a 1932 film with the same name - bet you didn't know that! The B Side always drops a little knowledge in addition to being the best music review site out there. White Zombie was making music even in the mid 80's, but never really caught on anywhere. It wasn't until signing with Geffen in 1992 that they hit the charts. 'Le Sexocristo' is a really good album too, but 'Astro Creep' really put them in the headlines. Most of the members have moved on to other acts - which is cool. Obviously Rob made a bunch of solo stuff and have gone on to movie directing. I still don't think I've seen any of his films, but I've always wanted to. It's hard finding people big into the horror genre. But this album, really good. Even if you're not big into metal, it's solid. Something about it is simply entrancing. Like a lesser awesome version of any NIN album. This is very industrial metal, but if you listen hard enough, there are spots where it's almost poppy. Like More Human - very hard, very in your face - but also tolerable to the non metal ear. This is only 2x platinum, but I can't imagine it'd be even sniffing that sort of sales if it wasn't for that track. If you're a metal fan, the whole album is great. Totally worth checking out. Rock your way into Friday with a little Zombie.

1. Electric Head Pt. 1 (The Agony)
2. Super-Charger Heaven
3. Real Solution #9
4. Creature of the Wheel
5. Electric Head Pt. 2 (The Ecstasy)
6. Grease Paint and Monkey Brains
7. I, Zombie
8. More Human Than Human
9. El Phantasmo and the Chicken-Run Blast-O-Rama
10. Blur the Technicolor
11. Blood, Milk and Sky

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Top 3 Tracks:
1. More Human Than Human
2. Super Charger Heaven
3. Electric Head, Part 2

4 out of 5 stars

1 comment:

  1. lesser NIN? bah! i don't even think of the two together. NIN is more industrial. zombie is more groove-rock-booty shakin'-metal. i would never shake my 'all that' to trent reznor. but i definitely have and will continue to do so to any and all zombie.