Album review

Rob Zombie : The Sinister Urge

Rob Zombie : The Sinister UrgeZombie by numbers? Of course! Although perhaps not as full on genius as Hellbilly Deluxe, The Sinister Urge still does what it's supposed to - and with Never Gonna Stop as Edge's new theme tune (WWF thing for the uninitiated), this may be the most successful album so far.
    Scum Of The Earth has already had an airing on the M:I2 soundtrack, but the remainder . . . come on - you know what you're getting!
    Dead Girl Superstar (featuring Slayer's Kerry King) must surely be on hand as a future single, the likes of which could well be followed by House Of 1,000 Corpses. Catchy as hell though it may be, Rob Zombie may well find himself at the end of the road with his music career - even as a very hardcore fan, there's only so many times I can buy into the dream. How about an album of duets with Alice Cooper or Trent Reznor? I'd personally love to see Rob doing the lurve thing with Nicole - now that would be worth waiting for!
    Back to the album . . . a little on the short side for some, just about as much as you can take for others. At the end of the day, The Sinister Urge just is what it is. It's cheap sex that doesn't last very long with a passing stranger that looks great. What more do you want?

:: Sion Smith

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