FEATURE ALBUM REVIEW
By: Fridae Mattas
This is possibly the longest I have taken to write an album review, normally these types don’t see the light of day but very determined to finish this one, better late than never right?! Absolutely no extra time lately and it seems like the only time I have a chance to write is sitting in the trailer before shooting my scenes. Promised to review this record because I had to cancel my interview with Bassist Piggy D (Matt Montgomery) and Drummer Ginger Fish (Kenneth Wilson ex Marilyn Manson snare slayer) at Mayhem fest last year because of the rain. Already dealt with the floods at Warped Tour the year before and was not about to rewind and do that all over again. Rob Zombie (Robert Bartleh Cummings) is an American Musician, Screenwriter and a Film Director to name a few. I loved his film “House Of 1000 Corpses” and his rendition of “Halloween”. Most know Zombie from his “White Zombie” days that kick started his career as an eclectic entertainer.
“Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor” is Zombie’s fifth solo record released April, 23rd 2013 on his Zodiac Swan label. The record dropped the same week as his film “The Lords Of Salem” which I have yet to see. The first tune off of the twelve track studio record is “Teenage Nosferatu Pussy” fast and rugged very trash rock with a few samples from horror and porn flicks thrown in for ambiance. That garage metal trash-rock track is followed by the first single from the album “Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Supertown” which has some amazing guitar licks in it. The whole record has grown on me drastically, after all I have been listening to this album since last year but it is no “HellBilly Deluxe”. It does have those tracks you should listen to like “Rock and Roll (In A Black Hole)”, “We’re an American Band” and “The Girl Who Loved The Monsters”. Production wise the music is unique and diverse but still has that Rob Zombie patented sound because the vocals are rough and deep with plenty of grit. If you want to go on a wildly odd rollercoaster ride this album needs to be in your collection. I give Rob Zombie’s Venomous Rat Regeneration 3 out of 5 music notes ♪♪♪♪♪. www.ROBZOMBIE.com