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BluesForSkyValley, April 17th, 2012

This is a very weird start for the band that would later make songs like "More Human Than Human", "Thunder Kiss '65" and "Black Sunshine". This first EP is a noisy punk affair that doesn't even resemble metal, forget later White Zombie in the slightest. It's very straight forward and in-your-face, and it really makes you wonder how the band ended up where they did with a beginning like this. It's alright for what it is, but most fans of La Sexorcisto or Astro-Creep: 2000 will be instantly turned off.

The overall sound of the EP is a standard, all-over-the-place punk sound that sometimes gives off a head-bobbing feeling a la surf rock, which is a strange comparison. As far as instrumentation and production goes, there's not too much to say. It's punk, so you can't really expect much. The drums and bass serve their purpose well enough. The guitars are more or less the same way, with the standout feature of them being the spacey solos. Rob Zombie's vocals sound like GG Allin, which fits the style of the EP but the entire time listening I keep expecting him to shout "BITE IT, YOU SCUM!"

In conclusion, Gods On Voodoo Moon is an interesting little oddball that one listens to more out of curiosity of the origins of one of metal's strangest bands than pure enjoyment. As far as punk goes, it's enjoyable for what it is but there's much better material out there, but I still say it's worth a listen.