April 11, 1995 - 2020: 25 years of: Astro-Creep 2000.
The nineteen-fuckin'-nineties ...an interesting laboratory for hard-music.
After the 90° shift of the scene, the music-industry and society as a whole in 1992-93-94 ...this sick and twisted world was now ready for the decade's heaviest sick and twisted record, or was it ?
Pounding metal since it's 1985 inception, the punked boys and bass-player girl of WHITE ZOMBIE were always under the rock-radar for most of their initial career, until 1992's La Sexorcisto CD that included the alt-metal trend-setting MTV-hit "Thunder Kiss '65". After the grunge tidal-wave sweep and then throw-away, 1995 was now ready for another rock-monster ...a bigger and uglier zombie !
Perhaps you had better start from the beginning...
The opening riff and primal-rhythm of "Electric Head Pt.1 (The Agony)" bursts-out of the speakers and chokes you into submission. The start-stop thrashmetal riff shakes the ground and doesn't let go ...this is going to be a fun ride. The ride shifts into higher-gear with "Super-Charger Heaven", an up-beat double-bassdrum metal steamroller.
The Patricia Krenwinkel spoken-intro, a Charles Manson family member and life-sentenced convicted killer, sets the dark tone for "Real Solution #9", a heavy hitter sporting a massive hammering rhythm. The grooves of "Electric Head Pt. 2 (The Ecstasy)" once again put WHITE ZOMBIE at the top of this new-metal scene that was fully blooming during this decadent decade. High-gain overdriven guitars, low-end bass and mechanical industrial-flavored drums ...all wraped in a pop-rock carnival atmosphere.
And now, the 90s-track of all 90s-tracks: "More Human Than Human" cuts heads-off in a split second. The ingenious electro-intro and sub-rhythm, matched with J.'s down-tuned slide-guitar apocalyptic riff make this monster the rock-Godzilla that it is. This one still shines today and remains one of the band's best track.
Beavis & Butt-Head's favorite band, how could they be wrong ? Astro-Creep is definitively an intricate out-of-the-box rock exhibition. RIAA-certified 2x Platinum and perfectly produced by Terry Date, this record steps-up the game and solidifies the 90s with some new and interesting fusion of vibes and soundscapes.
After extensive touring, the rocknroll-circus would sadly dissolve and eventually thrust front-man Rob Zombie, an occult B-movie buff, into an impressive solo-career and even more impressive movie-career as a mainstream horror writer and producer.
Here it is folks, in all of it's glory, the full monty: Astro-Creep: 2000 - Songs Of Love, Destruction And Other Synthetic Delusions Of The Electric Head.
PS: oui il est écrit 12 avril, car ceci était la date de sortie Canadienne.
More Human Than Human - video
Electric Head Pt. 2 (The Ecstasy) - video
Super-Charger Heaven - video
Interview in 1995
MTV Invades Your Space in 1995
Live on Letterman in 1995
Live at Donington in 1995
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