January 29th, 2010

Me

System of a Down and Other Musical Thoughts

Today, on a whim, I decided to listen to System of a Down's CD Mezmerize, which I hadn't listened to in probably three years, and was instantly reminded of what a great album it is. Does anyone know how the follow-up is, Hypnotize?

Also, I can't tell you how excited I am that Rob Zombie's new CD, Hellbilly Deluxe 2, is coming out on Tuesday! Readers of this blog know I'm not much of a fan of Zombie's film work--though I do have an inexplicable soft spot for House of 1000 Corpses--but I'm a huge fan of his music, especially the White Zombie album Astro-Creep 2000 and his first two solo albums, Hellbilly Deluxe and The Sinister Urge. (His third solo album, Educated Horses, was only so-so in my opinion--not bad, but not prime Zombie.) I hear HD2 is a musical return to form, and I'm psyched as hell to hear it!