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Artist: "Rob Zombie"
Album: "Hellbilly Deluxe"
Genre: Metal
Label: Geffen

Reviewer: Dr. Boogie
Posted: 7/3/2008

Review: I've been a fan of Rob Zombie for a long while (his music, that is; his movies I could take or leave), and I still find myself going back to his very first post-White Zombie album. It's not often that I've found an album that I've enjoyed through and through, but Hellbilly Deluxe was my earliest.

All the songs are suitably heavy, but at the same time, manage to be distinct in their own regard. Songs like Superbeast and Dragula are more straightforward, whereas songs like Living Dead Girl and How to Make a Monster go by at a slightly slower tempo. Eventually, Zombie remixed all of them for his aptly-named ďAmerican-Made Music to Strip ByĒ album, but the originals still stand well enough on their own.

Iíve got to admit, a lot of my favorite artists seem to have made only one good album before starting to churn out crap (Iím looking at you, Disturbed!), but Rob Zombie has, so far, managed to stay in the game nicely. Personally, I think itís because he uses his movies to channel away the crap vibes, but hey, if it works, it works.

Overall rating: WholeWholeWholeWhole
(Scored on a 0.5 - 5 pickles rating: 0.5 being the worst and 5 being the best)

Reader Comments

OH GOD
Jul 7th, 2008, 03:42 AM
oh i like that album so much more than the sinister urge
Jason's a Furry! Run!
Jul 7th, 2008, 04:15 AM
Never listened to this album, and I'm not sure why. This normally isn't my genre of music, but I loved The Sinister Urge.
Turrican't. :(
Jul 7th, 2008, 04:51 AM
SUUUUPERBEEEEAST! FUCK YES! That song is the ultimate "YOU HAVE PISSED ME OFF FOR THE LAST TIME NOW I'M GOING TO RIP YOU TO SHREDS AND FUCKING EAT THE SHREDS" song.

It's also the first stage music in Twisted Metal 2, if I'm not mistaken (been a while since I've played).
Riot Control
Jul 7th, 2008, 09:12 AM
Isn't that Lobo on the cover?
Ghoul
Jul 7th, 2008, 09:34 AM
Rob would make a pretty badass Lobo...

I was such a big fan of White Zombie, and was excited to hear something new from the creatve mind behind it, but I was pretty let down by most of this album. And everything he's done after HD--musically and otherwise--has been on a downward slope, in my opinion. I am looking forward to the Superbeasto cartoon he's working on, however. I think animation has definitely been his strong point lately.
Last of the Time Lords
Jul 7th, 2008, 11:18 AM
This album rules. As for Zombie's movies, I thought the first two were alright, but I still haven't forgiven him for Halloween.

And yes, he would make a pretty badass Lobo.
Forum Virgin
Jul 7th, 2008, 01:56 PM
Rob Zombie and Lobo... two great tastes that taste great together
1.21 Gigawatts!!!
Jul 7th, 2008, 03:27 PM
Who else could make the Dragula from the Munsters sound cool?
Forum Virgin
Jul 7th, 2008, 04:51 PM
You have to admit, Mr. Zombie has been getting better at making movies.
pickled
Jul 7th, 2008, 06:23 PM
Rob needs to make more music.
Member
Jul 7th, 2008, 07:21 PM
Taking Educated Horses into consideration, I'd rather Rob not make either movies or music anymore. He's just become embarrassing.
Member
Jul 7th, 2008, 11:49 PM
Former boyfriend of mine had this album and my two favorite songs off of it are Dragula and Living Dead Girl. Nothing's better when I'm really ticked off than cranking that up and just driving fast or screaming along with the radio. Educated Horses is becoming something of an acquired taste. I...like it, but at the same time, it's not Rob Zombie, at least not for me. All in all, good memories from Hellbilly Deluxe, heheh.
Forum Virgin
Jul 8th, 2008, 05:23 PM
Thanks KISS, for making it ok to mask lousy music with make-up and theatrics. also, all his songs sound the same.
OH GOD
Jul 8th, 2008, 06:55 PM
you're right

they all sound awesome
Forum Virgin
Jul 9th, 2008, 10:39 PM
yeah, awesomely contrived, boring, and written to appeal to thirteen year olds (or goths, which, to be fair, share the same mentality)
OH GOD
Jul 9th, 2008, 10:56 PM
suck my d*ck, mothra
Forum Virgin
Jul 10th, 2008, 08:55 AM
brilliant. see what I mean?
OH GOD
Jul 10th, 2008, 09:46 AM
excuse me but you are supposed to be nice to me after all we both liked the KITH movie
Forum Virgin
Jul 11th, 2008, 03:01 PM
But doesnt it come down to the difference between RZ and White Zombie?!?!?!?

WZ>RZ amirite???
OH GOD
Jul 11th, 2008, 05:29 PM
for the most part, yeah
Blah blah blah
Jul 11th, 2008, 10:23 PM
Nick - he's making a new album now. Part of the reason why pre-production on T-Rex is going so slow.