Album Details

April 11, 1995
Pop/Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Heavy Metal, Alternative/Indie Rock, Hard Rock, Alternative Metal

Album Review

Following the belated surprise success of La Sexorcisto, Astro-Creep: 2000 carried the weight of high expectations, something that White Zombie was never familiar with before. Unsurprisingly, White Zombie plays it safe on Astro-Creep, never straying from their white-trash-on-acid metal. While it's undeniably campy, the band genuinely loves the trash they sing about, so they fit right into the tradition of tongue-in-cheek heavy metal bands from Alice Cooper to Kiss. Where those bands relied on songcraft beneath their shtick, White Zombie relies on a full-throttle roar. Borrowing such techniques as distorted vocals and drilling riffs from pseudo-industrial metal like Ministry, the band beefs up their basic sound, making it powerful enough to disguise the lack of solid song structures and memorable riffs. Sonically, Astro-Creep delivers the initial goods, yet it never develops into trash as substantial as "Thunder Kiss '65."
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Electric Head, Pt. 1 (The Agony)
  2. Super-Charger Heaven
  3. Real Solution #9
  4. Creature of the Wheel
  5. Electric Head, Pt. 2 (The Ecstasy)
  6. Grease Paint and Monkey Brains
  7. I, Zombie
  8. More Human Than Human
  9. El Phantasmo and the Chicken-Run Blast-O-Rama
  10. Blur the Technicolor [Poker from Stud to Strip Mix]
  11. Blood, Milk and Sky