Clark Collis
January 27, 2010 AT 05:00 AM EST

Hellbilly Deluxe 2

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Rob Zombie
genre
Metal

We gave it a B-

It’s hard to divine why Mr. Zombie has made this particular CD. Hellbilly Deluxe 2, an official ”sequel” to his 1998 solo debut, given that his two subsequent releases both stuck close to that collection’s muscular horror-rock vibe. Regardless, the musician-auteur does not overly besmirch the memory of HD1 with such monster-invoking metalers as ”Jesus Frankenstein” and ”Werewolf Women of the SS.” However, he saves the true horror for CD closer ”The Man Who Laughs.” A drum solo? Now, that’s scary. B-

Download These:
The swaggering single What? at myspace.com
The nicely slow-building Mars Needs Women at last.fm

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