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Decent Early White Zombie - 60%

BlackFuneral666, November 2nd, 2006

While White Zombie is mainly known for their campy mainstream metal of the 90's, they weren't always the same band. Their early material is more punk/noise rock than anything, and most of the releases aren't all that great, however Psycho-Head Blowout is a fairly decent album. While the songs here are barely held together, and poorly written at best, it does have its moments, and some of the tracks are actually quite memorable. You can even hear the bare bones of what eventually would become their signature sound with La Sexorcisto in the 90's.

The vocals used by Rob here are more whiny and nasal then he would later use (you can hear his voice start to take shape though, and he even adds the occassional "yeah" in a few songs), and not entirely audible over the droning, noisy instruments. The drumming here is nothing special, not that it really ever is on any White Zombie album, however some of the riffs are pretty crunchy, and sound pretty good (most notably "Eighty-Eight" and "Gun Crazy"). Another interesting note here is that the production on this is alot better than that of the next two releases "Soul Chrusher" and "Make Them Die Slowly". On the whole though, only 4 or 5 tracks really stand out, and you really have to listen otherwise songs just kind of run into each other, but, this is probably the best of their early material and the only one I really suggest getting if your a fan of their material interested in their early years.