Rob Zombie: Mondo Sex Head

Generally, when metal bands make remix albums, they are usually shit and should have never been made in the first place, but Rob Zombie is no stranger to remix albums. Rob Zombie’s industrial metal music lends itself quite nicely to remixes because it already has a very dancy beat to most of the songs and is very consistent. Rob Zombie has already released two different remix albums for each one of his respective musical projects (Supersexy Swigin’ Sounds for White Zombie songs and American Music Made to Strip By for his solo work). Now he has released Mondo Sex Head which combines some White Zombie tracks with some solo songs on this new 18-track monster of a remix album. I’m not a huge fan of dance music in general, but there’s something about Zombie songs with that heavy bass beat underneath that makes is sound so…epic (for lack of a better word).

The album kicks off with JDevil’s (Jonathan Davis of Korn’s DJ name) remix of “Thunderkiss ’65”. It’s very spastic and in your face as are the first few songs on this album. Then it kinda dips and gets slower or less in your face and that’s honestly where the real jems are. The ones that aren’t real dubsteppy or heavy are actually quite good and are some of the better tracks this album has to offer. Personally, my favorites are more on the heavy side, but the “Living Dead Girl” remix (Living Dead Girl is my favorite Zombie song and one of my favorites on this album) isn’t very bass heavy and has a real House effect to it. I really like the Jungle vibe on the “Superbeast” remix and +++ (Crosses; Chino of Deftone’s side project) remix of Dragula is awesome as well. The album picks up again at the end and is back to being in your face and ends just as heavy as it started.

One thing I liked about the album was that the duplicates all sound completely different. What I mean by that is that there are three different “Thunderkiss ’65” remixes, two different “Pussy Liquor” and “Never Gonna Stop” remixes and each one takes on a different shape and adds a new perspective on the same song for each duplicate, which I think is great so that I don’t have to hear the same thing over and over again.

For someone who isn’t really a dance fan, this album showed me that dance music has a lot to offer outside of remixes and can take lots of different shapes as well as make one song sound completely different three times. I really liked this album and if you like to part then I’m sure you will too.

Luke Helker


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