"Astro-Creep: 2000" or, to give its full title, "Astro-Creep: 2000 - Songs of Love, Destruction and Other Synthetic Delusions of the Electric Head", is metal act White Zombie's 4th studio album. It was produced by Terry Date and released in 1995 on Geffen Records. The line-up for the album was Rob Zombie (vocals), J. (guitar), Sean Yseult (bass) and John Tempesta (drums).
Robert Bartleh Cummings, aka Rob Zombie, is what you would call a jack of all trades. Singer, guitarist, songwriter, film director, film producer, and anything else he can cram into his busy life. Before his solo ventures and movie making, he was the main cog of the wheel that was called White Zombie.
With its unique blend of sometimes groove metal, sometimes industrial metal, "Astro-Creep: 2000" delivers like no White Zombie album before it could. Put simply, it's the best album the band put out, and sadly, it was also the last the band put out. The opening song, "Electric Head Pt. 1 (the Agony)", begins with a sample of Hammer Horror's 1957 classic film, "The Curse of Frankenstein", in which you hear the priest utter "Perhaps you'd better start from the beginning", which then brings in an eerie organ followed by an excellent groove-based riff.
The opening track sets the precedence for the rest of the album which doesn't fall by the wayside. Songs like "Super-Charger Heaven", "I, Zombie" and "More Human Than Human" pound through with a fierce tempo, while the slower side calls upon tracks such as "Grease Paint and Monkey Brains" and "Blood, Milk and Sky" have an almost psychedelic feel, and it's easy to see where Rob Zombie gets his film-making ideas from.
This is one heavy metal album you don't want to miss out on. Rob Zombie is quite the genius when it comes to music composition, and this is the album where you'll hear most of his best songs. It is definitely a favorite of a lot of people, and I'm sure it will be one of yours if you like the heavy metal genre.
- Electric Head Pt. 1 (the Agony)
- Super-Charger Heaven
- Real Solution #9
- Creature of the Wheel
- Electric Head Pt. 2 (the Ecstasy)
- Grease Paint and Monkey Brains
- I, Zombie
- More Human Than Human
- El Phantasmo and the Chicken-Run Blast-O-Rama
- Blur the Technicolor
- Blood, Milk and Sky