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 - Hellbilly Deluxe II [2010]

First track has quite a bit of punch and power. It may take me a little time to get used to the new style, but it feels more like the first hellbilly. "Jesus Frankenstein" has some cool acoustic stuff to it and the main riff feels A LOT like old-school White Zombie. "Sick Bubblegum" feels just way too stock, predictable, and repetitive. "What" makes me say the same thing.... "What?" "Theme for an Angry Red Planet" is all well and good, but it doesn't fit the mood of the album at all. "Mars Needs Women" really makes me think that Rob has completely stopped trying to write decent lyrics. It feels very contrived and stock despite the well-layered guitars. Damnit... this album started off promising, but now it all has gone far far away from the darkness, heaviness, industrial, and evil mood of the first RZ album. 90% rockabilly, 10% metal. "The Man Who Laughs" is much more like it... so sad that it's only one of two songs that are good.

Rating: 5.5


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