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Not bad, not brilliant, just average
on 19 November 2001
Now, just because I'm a big fan of the Zombie doesn't mean I'll say this album is better than it actually is. Trouble is, it just doesn't compare to the far superior Hellbilly Deluxe.
It's got eleven tracks, of which two are instrumental filler. So, of the nine remaining only four really stand out, being Dead Girl Superstar (all 2.5 mins of it), Iron Head, Feel So Numb and Scum Of The Earth (although most fans will already have this as it was released last year). The others aren't bad, they just don't rock and don't have the catchy chorus lines we've come to expect. Also the tempo of them has been slowed down, seen most on the rather tedious Never Gonna Stop, California and House Of 1000 Corpses.
Like Hellbilly the album clocks in at less than 40 mins. I could handle this if like Hellbilly it was full of instant classics, but it isn't. Also the lyrics seem a little less well conceived than on previous outings. They seem tacked on as an after thought.
So, considering it's taken him 3 years to produce something new, it's a disappointment.