White Zombie. Obsessed with horror, gore and thrashing theatrical rock, Rob Zombie grew up wanting to be Alice Cooper, Stephen Spielberg and comic book creator Stan Lee - and in his own way he did. Follow-up Astro-Creep: went on to become a huge smash, reaching Number 6 in the US and producing the Top 10 hit More Human Than Human, but the increasing animosity led to the band splitting in Zombie went on to a successful solo career and released his own comic Spookshow International; but it was as a film director that he became best known, producing the cult favourites House of Corpses and The Devil's Rejects as well as a box office remake of classic horror flick Halloween. All rights reserved. Top Tracks
Perhaps co-defining the future of heavy metal, White Zombie 's major-label debut nearly equals fellow classics Guns N' Roses ' Appetite for Destruction , the Cult 's Electric , and Soundgarden 's Badmotorfinger in significance. With a funky rap-metal undercurrent, these metal monsters combine Black Sabbath 's riff sludge and Metallica 's rhythmic intensity, a combination that would again resurface in the late '90s. Tactless and continuously shocking, lyricist Rob Zombie reveals blatant tales of muscle cars, sleazy encounters, and Fangoria-mustered fantasy, clearly paying homage to vintage trash culture. Complemented by Russ Meyer film soundbites and demonic aura, Zombie ridicules middle American Leave It to Beaver values and insolently challenges the politically correct. Along with perverted lyrics, Rob Zombie 's vocal snarls and the band's muscular metal thunder produce the furious concoction that secures La Sexorcisto: Devil Music, Vol.
Rob Cummings and Shauna Reynolds realized their dream of combining tawdry B-movie aesthetics and rock 'n' roll just as Kiss, the Misfits and the Cramps had before them by forming White Zombie in Taking the band's name from a Bela Lugosi movie and changing their own names to Rob Zombie and Sean Yseult, the two recruited a lineup with backgrounds in heavy metal and electronica. La Sexorcisto , their Geffen debut, offered listeners a bump-and-grind horror show of the occult and borderline blasphemous. White Zombie excelled at turning dance beats into brutal dance beatings interspersed with unbreakable guitar submission holds.