The Sinister Urge

The Sinister Urge

by Rob Zombie
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Overview

The Sinister Urge

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. [Sinister Urge was also released in a "clean" edition, containing no profanities or vulgarities.]

Product Details

Release Date: 11/13/2001
Label: Geffen Records
UPC: 0606949316228
catalogNumber: 493162

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rob Zombie   Primary Artist,Vocals
Ozzy Osbourne   Vocals
DJ Lethal   Turntables
Josh Freese   Drums
Gary Grant   Horn
Jerry Hey   Horn
Scott Humphrey   Guitar
Kerry King   Guitar
Gary Novak   Drums
Phil X.   Guitar
Tommy Lee   Drums
Mix Master Mike   Turntables
Danny Lohner   Guitar
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Horn
Frank Gryner   Guitar
Emm Gryner   Vocals
Tempesta   Drums
Chris Chaney   Bass
Blasko   Bass
Daniel Wiggins   Horn

Technical Credits

Scott Humphrey   Programming,Producer
Bennett Salvay   String Arrangements
Rob Zombie   Producer,Art Direction
Frank Gryner   Engineer
Jordan Schur   Executive Producer
Nika   Art Direction
Wayne Toth   Contributor

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The Sinister Urge 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Suesie More than 1 year ago
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 :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
It starts off great and ends great you can never stop me from listen to this.Ozzy is great
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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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Guest More than 1 year ago
I made the mistake of buying this cd, and I still regret it. Rob Zombie wants you to worship Satan! Do you even listen to what he sings? For example, on Sinners Inc."Sin, Sin, Sin, You're All Sinners, You're All Going To The Fiery Everlasting Hell." Of course this isn't true, but Rob Zombie would want you to think you are going to hell. God loves you, and He let his son Jesus Christ die for you because He doesn't want you to suffer for your sins. This is why you must stop listening to Rob Zombie and repent so you can go to Heaven, where you will never suffer.