Really, what is ROB ZOMBIE on? Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor? Of course it's his long-awaited new adventure into the annals of musical madness that we all know and love! So what does it sound like? BraveWords' Aaron Small offers up (most likely) the first review of this new Zombie opus that will be in your hot little hands soon!
Check out the 8.5/10 review below:
In April, horror rock mogul ROB ZOMBIE returns with his fifth solo album, and in his words, “It merges the old days of WHITE ZOMBIE with the future of what I am doing now… this is the perfect combo of both worlds.” Much more than self-serving hyperbole, this is the Devil’s truth! ‘The Girl Who Loved The Monsters’ harkens back to La Sexorcisto, whereas ‘Behold, The Pretty Filthy Creatures’ would be right at home on The Sinister Urge. Throughout the 12 songs, pretty much every aspect of Zombie’s musical career is touched upon; Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor is almost like a Greatest Hits comprised of entirely new material. First single ‘Dead City Radio And The New Gods Of Super Town’ is a fiery, barn-burner of a track highlighting “wasted youth - an angel of odd in her birthday suit.” That being said, the award for worst song title of the year goes to ‘Ging Gang Gong De Do Gong De Laga Raga’. Musically, it’s actually quite a good piece, but that title and chorus – what were you thinking Rob? Then there’s ‘Rock And Roll (In A Black Hole)’, centered around a tedious, electronic syncopated drum beat. All signs lead to dull and dreary, but when this kicks in, it’ll knock you on your ass! ‘Theme For The Rat Vendor’ is an unexpected 62-second instrumental immersed in middle-eastern sounds. Pulling a decapitated rabbit out of the hat, Zombie and cohorts John 5 on guitar, Piggy D on bass, and Ginger Fish on drums rock the shit out of GRAND FUNK RAILROAD’s ‘We’re An American Band’; talk about a job well done! And if there really is a fallen angel in hell, Zombie will play ‘Lucifer Rising’ every night on tour. Bound to be a fan-favourite, this makes you move and groove uncontrollably; it’s damn near irresistible. ‘Trade In Your Guns For A Coffin’ ends this illicit affair with the perfect amount of sex, sleaze and violence. Forget the Pied Piper, it’s time to embrace, cherish and worship those Venomous Rats!
Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor will be released on April 23rd via Zombie's new label, Zodiac Swan, through T-Boy Records/UMe.
The first single, 'Dead City Radio And The New Gods Of Supertown', is currently streaming at this location