I have accumulated many personal reviews while listening to albums. My reviewing style is non-conventional and was only intended for myself. Sometimes I will only use one sentence to describe an album if I feel that is all that's required. Other times I will review an album while I'm still listening to it, leading to a song-by-song review of the album (bringing the size of the review to nearly dissertation-level). There are times when I will even come back to a review to add information that I didn't know when originally writing the review. The point is that I won't edit my reviews to make them more readable or conventional. My reviews are always a direct result of what I was feeling when I wrote them and I want to let that feeling come through.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Rob Zombie - Educated Horses [2006]

Cool intro track. The middle riffs of "American Witch" are much better than the rest of the song, and that's not much of an accomplishment. It's a fairly stock one-dimensional song. "Foxy, Foxy" follows in the same vein... boring, repetitive, not catchy. It's only been 40 seconds since I listened to "17 Year Locust" and I can't remember anything about the song. "The Scorpion Sleeps" is way too much like a happy version of Manson. This really feels stripped out and more like a pop-metal album than what I would expect from RZ. It's missing nearly ALL of the darkness I loved from the first album. The songs aren't really that catchy at all. And, while the production is fairly heavy, the riffs feel too damn light and happy. "Let it all Bleed Out" and "Death of it All" are probably the only good tracks on the album. Very few layers overall. On the odd occasion that Zombie decides to flex his creative wings, the result is wonderful.

Rating: 5


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