White Zombie

Astro-Creep: 2000 - Songs of Love, Destruction and Other Synthetic Delusions of the Electric Head

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Following the belated surprise success of La Sexorcisto, Astro-Creep: 2000 carried the weight of high expectations, something that White Zombie wasn't familiar with before. Unsurprisingly, the band plays it safe on Astro-Creep, never straying from their white-trash-on-acid metal. While it's undeniably campy, the band genuinely love the trash they sing about, so they fit right into the tradition of tongue-in-cheek heavy metal bands from Alice Cooper to Kiss. Where those bands relied on songcraft beneath their shtick, White Zombie relies on a full-throttled roar. Borrowing such techniques as distorted vocals and drilling riffs from pseudo-industrial metal like Ministry, the band beefs up their basic sound, making it powerful enough to disguise the lack of solid song structures and memorable riffs. Sonically, Astro-Creep delivers the initial goods, yet it never develops into trash as substantial as "Thunder Kiss '65."

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 4:55 Amazon
2 3:38 Amazon
3 4:44
4 3:25 Amazon
5 3:54 Amazon
6 3:49 Amazon
7 3:32
8 4:29 Amazon
9 4:13 Amazon
10 4:09 Amazon
11 11:21 Amazon
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