Returning with his first album since 2006's Educated Horses , Zombie has since gone on to say that the songs on Hellbilly Deluxe 2 were his easiest to write. His trademark "yeah" and monotone hoedown growl are still front and center, the B-horror movie references are still plentiful, and the chugging guitars and dark, sleek beats are still trashy enough to be stripclub staples, but he takes some chances on a few tracks. Still, at this point in his career, his best move is to take these types of risks, and when he does so on the ten-minute closer "The Man Who Laughs," with its underlying orchestral score by Tyler Bates, the results are compelling and unnerving in a good way.
Performance CreditsRob Zombie Primary Artist,Vocals
John 5 Guitar
Chris Baseford Keyboards
Piggy D. Bass
Tommy C Drums
Technical CreditsRob Zombie Composer,Lyricist,Producer,Art Direction
David Hartman Artwork
Tyler Bates String Arrangements
Chris Baseford Programming,Engineer
Piggy D. Composer
Tommy Clufetos Composer
John Five Composer
Dan Brereton Artwork
Alex Horley Paintings
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Hellbilly Deluxe, Vol. 2 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
This is not Rob Zombie's best work. The album is a poor introduction to his music and what he's about. There are a couple of promising tracks, but the rest is sort of subpar and repetitive. You might be better off getting the original Hellbilly Deluxe or pretty much anything by White Zombie. But, the packaging and the booklet herein are amazing stuff. Cool pinup art, nice collages of stuff surrounding the lyrics. It's just an attractive piece of work. If you already like Zombie and you know what to expect and you want more of it along with a cool collector's item and a concert DVD that has some okay stuff on it but is a little short. But, if you like Rob Zombie's work enough to throw down for this, it will be something you appreciate.
Aftr listening to this attempt,I found Rob Z. to be repititious in his sound.Just about every song sounded the same.It had what sounded like the same drum beat on most of the songs.With all the great bands available to listen to..... this cd can easily be lost into the collection of listen to one time and forget about it.Rob Zombie has clearly lost his edge in recording a cd worthy of listening to.