Rob Zombie "Mondo Sex Head" Review — 5 out of 5 stars
Wed, 01 Aug 2012 09:11:04
Rob Zombie never ceases to set the pace when it comes to both music and movies. Just to get this out there, we can't wait for what's bound to be his deepest and darkest film yet, The Lords of Salem later this year!
Musically, he was always ahead of his time when it came to remix records—even doing them back in the White Zombie days with the fantastic Supersexy Swingin' Sounds in 1996. It's like Zombie was prepared for the 21st century EDM craze 16 years before its apex. Enter Mondo Sex Head, his most fascinating and fiery remix collection yet.
It'll work perfectly within the modern dance scene, but it's intriguingly heavy enough to keep the metal fans happy as well. Bringing those audiences together certainly isn't easy, but not only is Zombie up to the challenge, he exceeds all expectations yet again.
Mondo Sex Head functions as a visceral and vibrant roller coaster in its own right. The ride jumpstarts with Jonathan Davis of Korn a.k.a. J Devil transforming "Thunderkiss '65" into the ultimate electro metal epic. Punctuated by a demonic robotic chant of "666" and augmented with a haunting synth intro, the song plows with a light speed beat and sexy groove. J Devil highlights the track's classic riff, while extrapolating other elements of the song and siphoning into his own Satanic Molotov cocktail. It simply slays.
Elsewhere, Document One transforms "Let It All Bleed Out" into a creepy trance-i-fied trip, and Ki: Theory move "Foxy Foxy" and "Pussy Liquor" into club-pleasing territory. Kraddy brings bass violence to "Superbeast". Tobias Enhus turns "Devil's Hole Girls" into a cyber freak show, while The Bloody Beetroots set "Burn" ablaze with a heavy dub-ed out brutality.
Closing out the record, Griffin Boice slips industrial grime, tribal percussion, and slippery glitched out guitars into a dynamic "Mars Needs Woman". Boice elegantly fuses all of this darkness together for the ultimate mind-fuck of a dance song. It's the perfect finale…
At the end of the day, Mondo Sex Head is the perfect record for a party in Hell, Vegas, or any of the electric rave things.
Are you excited for Mondo Sex Head?
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