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White Zombie
"La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Vol. 1"

© Geffen Records

Year of Release: 1992

track listing
  • Welcome To
    Planet Motherfucker/
    Psychoholic Slag
  • Knuckle Duster (Radio 1-A)
  • Thunder Kiss '65
  • Black Sunshine
  • Soul-Crusher
  • Cosmic Monsters Inc.
  • Spiderbaby
  • I Am Legend
  • Knuckle Duster
    (Radio 2-B)
  • Thrust!
  • One Big Crunch
  • Grindhouse (A Go-Go)
  • Starface
  • Warp Asylum

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    "La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Vol. 1"

    From the darker corners of Rock comes the band White Zombie, led by its leader, horror movie lover Rob Zombie. The band's La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Vol. 1 featured the catchy hit, "Thunder Kiss '65." I'm trying to remember when I first discovered White Zombie; my guess would be from watching MTV's Beavis & Butt-Head. I'm sure it was, as Rob Zombie was on their Beavis & Butt-Head Experience CD.

    Like "Thunder Kiss '65" the opening first-half of the medley "Welcome To Planet Motherfucker/Psychoholic Slag" grabs your attention, as the second half seems to slow down the pace. How can anyone not raise their fist in the air (imitating Beavis & Butt-Head), and sway to the beat of "Thunder Kiss '65" .. This song is classic Alternative Rock, or as some label this music as "ghoulish/devilish" as the subtitle of this album represents.

    "Black Sunshine" is another cool "fist-in-the-air swaying and head bopping" hard rock song. With the cool narration, you kinda wish Vincent Price was still around, as Mr. Price devoted his spoken voice for Michael Jackson's "Thriller." What's also cool is that the lyrics are contained in the CD's booklet. Although most probably wouldn't make clear of Zombie's singing (such as I), it's cool to read along (like any other lyric sheet on any album) the words, and figuring out the meanings of each song.

    "Soul-Crusher" may not be as fast as other songs, it still has that bone-crushing hard rock style. Yet it does pick up speed later in the song. Definitely Beavis & Butt-Head intro music, and envisioning Butt-Head yelling "YESSSSSS!!!" has the hard-driving "Cosmic Monsters Inc." in full force gear. It also has a few riffs sounding a bit like Ozzy Osbourne with Black Sabbath. "Spiderbaby (Yeah-Yeah-Yeah)" also has a Black Sabbath music feel, yet Rob Zombie's voice is no way idenitical to that of Ozzy Osbourne.

    Ahh, the cooldown period... "I Am Legend" slows down the pace, as it has comparisons to slow songs by Metallica "Unforgiven" and even the slower songs of Deep Purple. But wait, you thought this song is a true slow song from start to finish? Nope, it picks up the speed, not as fast-driving as "Thunder Kiss '65," but definitelly compares to the hard rock of Metallica. "Thrust!" also has the fast-driving Zombie/"Thunder Kiss '65" style again, likewise "Grindhouse (A Go-Go)," and "Starface." The last track, "Warp Asylum" is slow-driven, horror movie soundtrack music.

    Hard-driven, bone-crushing, Metallica/Black Sabbath comparisons.. There are sound snippets from various horror films, such as Night Of The Living Dead. This is music you have to be in the mood for. It's energized, loud, and a very good CD to listen to, when in that particular mood for it. Rob Zombie is on his own, recording and making horror movies. Like his movies, they are different, and so is his music.

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