Sound — 10
The overall sound behind White Zombie can be described as "controlled chaos". From the dizzying guitar of Jay Noel Yuenger to the grinding basslines and heavy drumming, White Zombie's sound is impressively unique amongst its competition. The mindnumbing riffs behind "Thunderkiss '65" and "Black Sunshine" still hold their places in rock history today. In fact, J's guitar solos on "Cosmic Monsters" and "I Am Legend" are equally impressive, yet all too forgotten. While Rob may be the obvious celebrity of the band, J., Sean Ysuelt, and John Tempesta hold up admirably with their respective instruments.
Lyrics — 8
Lead singer and best known band member Rob Zombie Although it is unclear what Rob Zombie is really talking about on songs such as "Thunderkiss '65" and "Soul Crusher", the lyrics are inescapable and incredibly catchy compared to most of the metal artists of the '90s. Rob is harldy a lyrical genius, as his subject matter is relatively the same on every track, basically, zombies, sex, cars, and an overall "concept" for the album (sin). Still, the hooks qualities he produces are remarkable, and the album is a very rewarding listen because of it.
Overall Impression — 10
Sadly, the group lasted just eight years and produced only two significant albums (this being one of them). However, that was enough time to cement these guys into the minds of many metal heads all over the world, as well as to influence numerous metal artists today. This riff heavy headbanger of an album will go down in history as one of the most influencial metal albums of the early '90s.