White Zombie
La Sexorcisto-Devil Music Vol. 1


4.0
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Review

by MetalHippie88 USER (1 Reviews)
March 19th, 2011 | 11 replies | 9,469 views


Release Date: 1992 | Tracklist

Review Summary: An underrated if somewhat flawed psychedelic groove metal album

This album was my first White Zombie, and continues to be my favorite work by them. The sound of this album is hard to nail down to genre descriptions, but I would describe it as psychedelic groove metal, the riffs on most of the songs are entirely infectious and groovy, as in Thunderkiss 65, the drums also follow into the groove pattern. The vocals are Rob Zombies traditional gruff shouts, and raspy clean singing, and the lyrics are filled with references to the undead, anti religious sentiments, and general drug and sex references.

The first thing I notice about the album is the excellent guitar work, there's nothing overly technical to be found on this album, but on most of the songs the riffs are groovy, and the leads are inspired by psychedelic and stoner rock/metal. There's a lot wah-wah effect used and its used quite effectively. Generally the riffs are very effective at getting you to feel the rhythm and want to bob your head up and down.
The drum work is once again not stellar, but it really does its job well and adds to the groovy psychedelic feel of the whole album. And the bass is generally in the background not adding too much flavor to the mix. The production value of it all really quite good, you can hear everything in the mix pretty much equally. There's no overemphasis on one aspect.

There are two major gripes I have with this album, the first being the lyrics, like most of Rob Zombies lyrics they aren't particularly well written and sometimes I have a lot of trouble figuring out what he's writing about in the first place. A lot of exclamations are to be found ( Thunderkissin nineteen sixty fiiive yeeeeah wow!) The second major complaint I have is that near the end the album seems to drag, and reuse the same ideas and usually the last 2 or 3 songs kind of blend together. But the good moments are really good, especially the first half of the album, which really keeps the groove and makes you want to get up and headbang and dance.

Standout Tracks: Thuderkiss 65, Black Sunshine, Thrust, Welcome to Planet Mother***er.


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Darkvoid67
March 19th 2011


383 Comments


All I know is that Black Sunshine was a kickass song on GH3

BigHans
April 13th 2011


26454 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this only has two comments? Album slays.

DominionMM1
April 14th 2011


9912 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yet another album that brings back memories of middle school.

Digging: Townes Van Zandt - In The Beginning

GothicCatchyBallad
July 4th 2011


133 Comments


Anti-religious sentiments?
I don't think this album makes references to any anti-religious sentiments. It actually makes tongue-in-cheek references to supernatural and horror facts.

SavageReign
July 22nd 2011


2 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This White Zombie Album is hands down my fav!!!!

DominionMM1
October 22nd 2011


9912 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

warp asylum m/

evilford
January 31st 2013


22540 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

this band was actually pretty good

Digging: Thormenthor - Abstract Divinity

YankeeDudel
January 31st 2013


9313 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

yea man they grooved and were pretty original. I like astro creep a lil better tho.

Digging: Walknut - Graveforests And Their Shadows

evilford
January 31st 2013


22540 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

same

DominionMM1
January 31st 2013


9912 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

nah, this is better because i am legend

DrGonzo1937
December 3rd 2013


5661 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I am legend is a definite highlight.



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