The Sinister Urge review by Rob Zombie

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  • Released: Nov 13, 2001
  • Sound: 10
  • Lyrics: 8
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 9.3 Superb
  • Users' score: 9 (11 votes)
Rob Zombie: The Sinister Urge
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Sound — 10
Anthem-like songs, like "Demon Speeding", to head banging inducing simple guitar abuse, like "Scum of The Earth", will run through your head for a while after listening to this. A highlight of this CD, for Osbourne fans, is his duet with Ozzy on the song Iron Head (track 5). And to end the monster madness that is Sinister Urge, the wickedly slow and pleasurably painful last track, "House of A 1,000 Corpses". Sound familiar? It's also the name of the movie he wrote/produced. Overall, the sound is an intoxication of boom and doom.

Lyrics — 8
Rob Zombie's vocal skills, to say the least, are recognizable. The demonic howels and nearly bowel erupting rumbles emitted from this man are either hated or loved. Lyrically, Rob has always had a certain way with words that some people may not "get". For those of us who can, they mean a lot more than what some could concieve as random, rhyming babble. For putting the words past the less enthusiastic, a point is taken off.

Overall Impression — 10
Comparing this to his earlier, White Zombie area songs, Rob had definately fine-tuned the music to his liking. I would definitely reccomend this for a buy, but get the uncensored version. This is definitely a great CD, an addition to any proud death/industrial metal owner. Recomendation: Tracks 4, 5, 7, 10, and 11.

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