OK Zombie, I'm Listening.

Hey Rob Zombie, you have a lot to prove, well to me at least, by going out and naming your new record Hellbilly Deluxe 2, and a whole bunch of other garbage that really isn’t that important right now. What I want to convey is that by naming your new record the successor to perhaps, arguably, your finest record as a solo artist – of course I’m referring to Hellbilly Deluxe – you have set the bar pretty high. Sure, you have had some good records lately – The Sinister Urge, Educated Horses – but we are talking about HD. It’s like when Metallica named a song “the Unforgiven II.” You knew it had to be good. And the same goes for this record.

 

HD is a special record for me. Believe it or not, it helped me through some tough times growing up – as peculiar as that sounds, but trust me it did. I’m just hoping that naming your new record HD II isn’t an easy way out for you, or a way to sell copies and move units. I don’t think that it is, but that’s the message I want to get across here. I’m just saying, it better be good because you already set the name and people are definitely going to recognize it.

 

Now, from what I have heard of the disc – I believe I’m 7 or 8 tracks in – it has been very good. I expected as much, but still, part of me was nervous. It reminds me of the first HD, even though there are moments of the Sinister Urge and House of 100 Corpses in it. It has that retro feel to it, but it also has a lot of that certain movie monster retro feel as well.

 

I expected good things and so far I am getting them. And hopefully they continue.  

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