Release Date: April 23rd, 2013
Label: Roadrunner Records
Pedaling a tried and tested formula seemingly garners only searing vitriol from many, proclaiming a band’s craft as a simple rehash of past glories. A select few however, the AC/DCs, the Motorheads and the Slayers of this world, attain legendary status on the back of defiantly adhering to a rigid recipe. Rob Zombie is one other such artist. Formidably grooving industrialisms and shouty choruses all enveloped in a whimsical, B-movie horror schtick remain very much the order of the day with the eponymous frontman’s fifth outing, seeing ‘Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor’ packing little in the way of surprises, yet delighting all the same with its familiar thunder.