Rolling Stone - 9/3/98, p.1023 Stars (out of 5)
- "...pulverizing hard-rock riffs propelled by drums and electronic percussion, a sonic assault that, under all the bombast, is as meticulously arranged as any Whitney Houston track..."
Personnel: Rob Zombie (vocals); Danny Lohner, Mark Matcho (guitar, bass); Riggs (guitar); Blasko (bass); Tempesta, Tommy Lee (drums); Scott Humphrey, Paul DeCarli (programming).
Recorded at The Chop Shop, Hollywood, California.
"Superbeast" was nominated for the 2000 Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance.
Personnel: Rob Zombie (vocals); Danny Lohner, Riggs, Mark Matcho (guitar); Tommy Lee, Tempesta (drums); Scott Humphrey, Paul DeCarli (programming).
Audio Mixers: Chris Lord-Alge; Scott Humphrey.
Recording information: Chop Shop, Hollywood, CA.
From the dark and twistedly clever mind of Rob Zombie, HELLBILLY DELUXE is an interesting concoction of industrial metal and hard rock. Throw in B-movie obsessions, brilliant, comic book-type art and fantasy-derived lyrics and you'll just begin to scratch the surface of what makes Rob Zombie tick. A throw back to the days of classic album cover art, HELLBILLY DELUXE contains a 24-page CD booklet with drawings and artwork from Zombie. "I grew up in the heyday of cool record packaging. Now, you open the record and you get nothing. I always feel cheated," said Zombie. Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee makes an appearance on two songs ("Resurrection Joe" and "Meet the Creeper"). Other tracks that show Zombie's mastery of shock-rock are "Superbeast," "Demonoid Phenomenon" and "What Lurks on Channel X." Fans of Zombie's previous albums will not be disappointed by this horror-core creation.