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Classic Album Review: Rob Zombie | Sinister Urge

The former White Zombie frontman returns with the sequel to his Hellbilly Deluxe.

This came out in 2001 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


Every horror movie needs a sequel.

So, like the terrifying, unkillable creature who rises again and again, Rob Zombie returns to wreak identical havoc in this followup to 1998’s Hellbilly Deluxe. The 11-song Sinister Urge is packed with the same corpse-grinding, coffin-crunching shock ’n’ shlock rock that dread-head Zombie has been peddling to good effect since his days in White Zombie. The formula is simple: Take a slamming industro-metal riff, add some B-movie samples, toss in some lyrics about hot-rodding ghouls, gore-gore girls and Transylvania trysts and enjoy. Sure it’s predictable as hell; so were the Scream movies, but you still dug ’em, right?