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Zombie, Rob: The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser

Well here is an album that is certainly "Out There" so to speak, then again Rob Zombie doesn't release your usual kind of album does he ? Mr Zombie has certainly trumped the title of his last release Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor with The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser his latest album of that adult orientated material. But the wacky titles don't stop there like that catchy stomping track "Well, Everybody's Fucking In A U.F.O." parts of which actually makes me think of the band Primus. Then there's the explicit artwork in the accompany booklet to paint the picture as three alien dudes are getting very busy with the ladies, and if that's not enough well they've even made a music video. Album highlights include the heavy and funky rocker "In The Age Of The Consecrated Vampire We All Get High", the slow pounding "The Life And Times Of A Teenage Rock God", and those cool 70's keyboard sounds of "The Hideous Exhibitions Of A Dedicated Gore Whore" are so welcome. Now while the title may be long The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser isn't an album that's heavy on content by any means at around thirty minutes as most of those twelve tracks are less then three minutes in duration. I actually don't mind this move it's quite a change compared to some albums that are astonishingly long and seem to drag on forever. The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser makes for a worthy addition to prior Rob Zombie/Whie Zombie albums.

Track Listing
1. The Last Of The Demons Defeated
2. Satanic Cyanide! The Killer Rocks On!
3. The Life And Times Of A Teenage Rock God
4. Well, Everybody's Fucking In A U.F.O.
5. A Hearse Overturns With The Coffin Bursting Open
6. The Hideous Exhibitions Of A Dedicated Gore Whore
7. Medication For The Melancholy
8. In The Age Of The Consecrated Vampire We All Get High
9. Super-Doom-Hex-Gloom Part One
10. In The Bone Pile
11. Get Your Boots On! That's The End Of Rock And Roll
12. Wurdalak

Added: May 27th 2016
Reviewer: Scott Jessup
Related Link: Artist Wesbite
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Language: english

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Zombie, Rob: The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser
Posted by Steven Reid, SoT Staff Writer on 2016-05-27 17:56:41
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The previous two albums from ex-White Zombie man, Rob Zombie, saw a frontman with not just his eye off the ball, but so many balls in the air, that a few were guaranteed to hit the floor. Massive tour extravaganzas, a deep love and involvement in the creation of film, while also appearing in a few himself, leading to a feeling that the Hellbilly Deluxe 2 and Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor albums were an afterthought. The threat and majesty of his solo debut, the first Hellbilly Deluxe, almost totally absent. However with claims that he hasn't spent so long creating an album since that 1998 breakthrough, hopes for TEWAWSOCD have been raised.

The template remains the same, schlock horror themes presented through a masterful ability to use, reuse and utterly abuse film samples and clips to make them funny, unsettling and amazingly rhythmical still where all RZ albums begin. Electric Warlock (and some other random words that kinda make an album title) proves no different, but what has changed, or reemerged, is the slow build that so infused Rob's early work. Here the thunder of rolling drums, wails, screams and phased vocals that greets you on "The Last Of The Demons Defeated" finds you intrigued, but also leaves enough room for the album to grow and evolve, rather than simply revealing all its gruesome toys in one go.

It's worth mentioning (if you don't already know) that any Zombie album is filled with enough profanity, sexual imagery and horror based lyrics to corrupt the purest of the pure, however in a world of gyrating beats, grating guitars and constant other worldly voices filling every nook and cranny, anything else would feel tame and timid. The other clever aspect is that only two of the twelve tracks reach the three minute mark and even then, only one exceeds it. Allowing songs to dart in, deface your mind and then cackle loudly as they depart. Controversial single, "Well Everybody's Fucking In A UFO", thankfully, has a riff big enough to match the title, the chunks of guitar raining down without a care who they land on and who knew a shaken tambourine could sound soooo damn menacing??

To be fair, lyrically, we're in the realms of say something shocking and repeat, little actual story anywhere to be found in the words, but when much of the vocals are more about heightening the tension as they are having you sing along (which you'll still do, I may add), then it's about playing to your audience. For example "Get Your Boots On! That's The End Of Rock And Roll" simply blurts out a list of rock n' roll cliches (none of which started out that way), such as 'Gabba Gabba Hey!', 'A Be Bop A Loo Bop', 'Wham Bam Thank You Ma'm', by way of getting its message across, while samples of appalled do-gooders tell you this music is the cyanide of Satan. But boy does it work.

Surrounded again by John 5, Piggy D, Ginger Fish and Zuess (sounds like a Satanic Banana Splits, doesn't it?), Rob Zombie has returned to retake his horror rock crown. Bugger me sideways with a horned acid witch monster bitch if he hasn't just gone and done it.

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