Rob Zombie's 4th album, the long awaited Hellbilly Deluxe 2, comes a dozen years after the first installment. Even though there were two studio albums in between - 2001’s The Sinister Urge and 2006’s Educated Horses, II seamlessly picks up where Hellbilly Deluxe I left off.
Featuring the infectious single “Sick Bubblegum,” which sounds like it was written during the original 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." says Zombie. "The songs fell together in record time. For some reason the best songs always come easy.”