Chart Position #8
01. Jesus Frankenstein
02. Sick Bubblegum (UK Radio Edit)
04. Mars Needs Women
05. Werewolf, Baby!
06. Virgin Witch
07. Death And Destiny Inside The Dream Factory
09. Cease To Exist
10. Werewolf Women Of The SS
11. The Man Who Laughs
iTunes Bonus Tracks:
12. What? (The Naughty Cheerleader Mix)
13. Jesus Frankenstein (Halfway To Hell And Loving It Mix)
14. Sick Bubble-Gum (Men Or Monsters… Or Both? Mix)
15. Werewolf, Baby! (Las Noches del Hombre Lobo Remix)
Rob Zombie – vocals
John 5 – guitar
Piggy D. – bass
Tommy Clufetos – drums
Chris Baseford – keyboards and programming
Tyler Bates – string arrangements
Produced by Rob Zombie. Recorded and mixed by Chris Baseford. Mastered by Tom Baker.
He took us to the depths of hell and introduced us to all things spooky with Hellbilly Deluxe in 1998 and more than a decade later Rob Zombie is back with his band of monsters in Hellbilly Deluxe 2: Noble Jackals, Penny Dreadfuls And The Systematic Dehumanization Of Cool.
From traditional guitar heavy tracks like “Virgin Witch”, to the upbeat tempo and playful stand out cuts like “What?”, Rob Zombie makes his mark as the master of music that takes your fear of ghouls and goblins and turns it into something you can head-bang to.
The beginning song, “Jesus Frankenstein”, plays like a monster anthem, pounding out powerful riffs with dark undertones. The songs that follow, “Sick Bubblegum”, “What?”, “Mars Needs Women”, “Werewolf, Baby!”, and “Virgin Witch”, continue the monster rampage with catchy lyrics and infectious guitar riffs.
The album loses its steam halfway through however, with forgettable songs and a lackluster performances from Zombie and guitarist John 5. The album’s finale song “The Man Who Laughs” falls short and leaves you craving for the satisfaction the beginning of the album built up.
Hellbilly Deluxe 2 plays like a mixed compilation CD of Rob Zombie songs with no flow, but offers up a few memorable tracks that listeners will be playing over and over.
www.robzombie.com – www.myspace.com/robzombie – www.roadrunnerrecords.com
Reviewed by Ronda Collins for Sleaze Roxx, March 2010.