The long awaited album Hellbilly Deluxe 2 comes a dozen years after its first installment, and even though there were two studio albums - 2001’s The Sinister Urge and 2006’s Educated Horses - in between, it seamlessly picks up where Hellbilly Deluxe I left off.
Featuring the infectious single “Sick Bubblegum,” which sounds like it was written during the original’s sessions, but remains modern, relevant and forward-thinking, “What?,” a catchy, distorted track that screams of signature Zombie, “Werewolf, Baby!,” another sick ‘n twisted rock ‘n roll anthem, and other electric romps like “Jesus Frankenstein” and the thunderous “Mars Needs Women,” Hellbilly Deluxe 2 is Rob Zombie in 2010: leaner and meaner, with the same snarl and appreciation for all things dark and a little bit dastardly.
It’s no easy feat to record a companion-style follow-up 12 years later, but Rob Zombie makes it look and sound easy. “This was one of the least stressful records I’ve ever made. The songs fell together in record time. ” says Zombie, “For some reason the best songs always come easy.”
1. Jesus Frankenstein
2. Sick Bubblegum
4. Mars Needs Women
5. Werewolf, Baby!
6. Virgin Witch
7. Death And Destiny Inside the Dream Factory
9. Cease To Exist
10. Werewolf Women Of The SS
11. The Man Who Laughs