The Sinister Urge [Explicit Lyrics]

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Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
Like the latest installment of Nightmare on Elm Street, Rob Zombie's work guarantees familiar spills and chills that get the adrenaline pumping in the same fashion. The Sinister Urge is no exception with its hot-rod horror, demonic apparitions and, of course, neck-snapping riffs that zip readily between surf-thrash, industrial punk, and unreconstructed sludge. Zombie burrows down into his trash culture collection for inspiration here, emerging with handfuls of hillbilly horror on the mechanized two-step "Scum of the Earth" and the eerily echoing "Bring Her Down to Crippletown." While those tunes keep up the wall-of-skronk front first erected with his old outfit White ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
Like the latest installment of Nightmare on Elm Street, Rob Zombie's work guarantees familiar spills and chills that get the adrenaline pumping in the same fashion. The Sinister Urge is no exception with its hot-rod horror, demonic apparitions and, of course, neck-snapping riffs that zip readily between surf-thrash, industrial punk, and unreconstructed sludge. Zombie burrows down into his trash culture collection for inspiration here, emerging with handfuls of hillbilly horror on the mechanized two-step "Scum of the Earth" and the eerily echoing "Bring Her Down to Crippletown." While those tunes keep up the wall-of-skronk front first erected with his old outfit White Zombie, wide swaths of The Sinister Urge prove that Rob knows a catchy tune when he hears one. The speed-demon sing-along "Dead Girl Superstar" pulses with an anarchic attitude that wouldn't have been out of place on, say, Alice Cooper's Billion Dollar Babies; the set-ending "House of 1000 Corpses," on the other hand, sounds like the result of Danzig and the Cramps taking a spin in a psychic blender. Kindred spirit Ozzy Osbourne pitches in on the bulldozing "Iron Head," and while the Wizard is always a welcome guest, Zombie doesn't sound like he needs too much help in airing and spreading his particular brand of menace.
All Music Guide - Bradley Torreano
Hard rock's brightest shock rocker avoids the sophomore slump on the fun and energetic The Sinister Urge. Zombie's trademark growl is still in fine form, roaring over the 11 tracks with his unique blend of acid-throated venom. But most interesting are the directions he tries to bring to his familiar sound, which he has been cultivating since the hardcore punk days of White Zombie. "Never Gonna Stop (The Red, Red Kroovy)" is the most apparent example of this, a song that borders on pop with its groovy handclaps and acoustic guitars. But not to be worried, the chorus kicks back into classic Zombie, complete with sampled crowd chants and his trademark "yeah." "Going to California" has a similar vibe, albeit darker and with a Welcome to My Nightmare-era Alice Cooper showbiz quality to it. But when it comes time to rock out, Zombie is more than ready. "Dead Girl Superstar" is probably the best of the bunch, raging along at lightning speed and featuring an awesome guest appearance by Slayer guitarist Kerry King. "Iron Head" is also quite good, matching Zombie's bark with guest singer Ozzy Osbourne's trademark banshee wail over a swaggering beat and chugging riff. And finally there is "House of 1000 Corpses," the theme from the film Zombie directed that apparently offended Universal Studios so much that they refused to release it. The song is a nice departure for him, like a Leonard Cohen song filtered through Violator-era Depeche Mode. It is the slow burn of this last track that shows the most promise; after years of making good heavy metal, he finally expands the boundaries of his own sound. Few metal musicians kept their sound fresh for as long as Zombie, and this album is no exception. This may not win any new fans, but anyone who enjoyed his old material will probably find this to be a welcome addition to their collection. Listen for the bonus track, "Unholy Three," about a minute after the last track ends.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/13/2001
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • UPC: 606949314729
  • Catalog Number: 493147
  • Sales rank: 47,835

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rob Zombie Primary Artist
Ozzy Osbourne Vocals
Josh Freese Drums
Gary Grant Horn
Jerry Hey Horn
Scott Humphrey Guitar
Kerry King Guitar
Gary Novak Drums
Phil X. Guitar
Tommy Lee Drums
Danny Lohner Guitar
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Horn
Frank Gryner Guitar
Emm Gryner Vocals
Chris Chaney Bass
Technical Credits
Scott Humphrey Programming, Producer
Rob Zombie Producer, Art Direction
Frank Gryner Engineer
Nika Art Direction
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    OMG down below...SHUT UP

    People please this isnt a site were we really want to hear about your religious crap ok... this is a great cd with great music, those of us who cant seperate art from reality need to really just shut up and go back into your hole.... Rob Zombie is a great artist and with all his music comes a cool humor, i've seen him live many time, and no i have burned or spat out green vomit or better even had 666 writen across my forhead... so cut the crap.... 666, 666, 666,666, 666, 666,666, 666, 666,666, 666, 666,666, 666, 666,666, 666, 666,666, 666, 666,666, 666, 666,666, 666, 666,666, 666, 666,666, 666, 666,666, 666, 666, ahahahh :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Track eleven.

    I like the cd fine and all,and I love Rob Zombie's decent work. But I just have to go down as saying that the song "House of a thousand corpses" is completely unjust to the movie. The movie sucks, I expected much better, the only good parts about it are Fishboy and Baby. Its like a mix between Deliverance and Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The song doesn't fit the movie, the song makes it sound deeper,and scarier, more Rob Zombie-ish.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Hellbilly king is back and on top form!

    From the second you start listening to ''Sinister Urge'' you realise that your in familiar Zombie territory. The whole album gives the listener exactly what they want, a warped journey into the world of Zombie. Standout tracks include 'Iron Head' ~(featuring the Grandfather of Metal, the O.O., Mr. Ozzy Osbourne), 'Dead Girl Superstar'(Tommy Lee helping on Drums), 'Scum Of The Earth' and 'Bring Her Down'. Zombie has also expanded his sound slightly incorparating orchestras and record scrathchings on some tracks. The only reason i didn't give this album 5 Stars was because of the one slightly mundane track on the album, 'Go To California' which takes a lot of listening to finely get into. Overall though this is a great album that gives fans of Zombie what they want, and will welcome newcomers too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not as sinister as one might have hoped...

    I have to say, I cannot quite agree with the other reviewers who felt this album was an improvement over Hellbilly Deluxe. It's not a bad album, but it sounds more like a revisit to his White Zombie days than new Rob Zombie work, most noticeably in the way he tends to hastily mutter the lyrics as opposed to the more forceful style of the popular and catchy Living Dead Girl and Dragula. Overall, not a bad album but a little dissappointing if you like Rob Zombie more than White Zombie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ROck on Zombie

    It starts off great and ends great you can never stop me from listen to this.Ozzy is great

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Much Better

    Rob Zombie has done brilliantly to do better than hellbilly deluxe! Never guna stop is undoubtbly the best song on the album!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Typical Zombie

    The Sinister Urge is a MAJOR improvment over Hellbilly Deluxe. It's great to know Rob can rock with the best of them. by far this IS my favorite Zombie album.

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