Rob Zombie Albums Ranked Worst To Best

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Hellbilly Deluxe cover: Basil Gogos (label: Geffen) / Educated Horses cover: Rob Zombie – art direction, package design, additional photos & Drew Fitgerald – art direction & Kristin Burns – photos (label: Geffen) / Hellbilly Deluxe 2: Rob Zombie, art direction & Piggy D. – photography, including cover & Wayne Toth – makeup, photography (label: Roadrunner, Loud & Proud)
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Over the course of roughly 24 years, there have been seven Rob Zombie albums. Zombie has made one hell of a name for himself when it comes to the worlds of metal and horror movies; it is always exciting to anticipate what he will be releasing next.

Last year, we got a new Rob Zombie album in the form of The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy, and this year we got a new Rob Zombie movie in the form of The Munsters. Given that it was recently Halloween, we thought it would be fun to do a ranking of Rob Zombie albums. As always, these rankings are totally our subjective opinion; we are always interested to hear in the comments what your particular ranking of a given band/artist would be. So without further ado, here is our Rob Zombie album worst to best ranking.

*On a fun side note, we have also ranked all the Rob Zombie movies worst to best (with the exception of The Munsters).

7. Educated Horses

Compared to his first two industrial nu metal releases, the Rob Zombie album Educated Horses features the horror-rocker taking on somewhat of a stylistic shift. While you’ll find industrial and nu metal elements throughout this record, Zombie and his band provide more moody rock and roll here; there isn’t as much off-the-walls aggressive instrumentation this time around as well. While it’s cool to hear Zombie’s band try something new, Educated Horses comes across more like a subdued version of their artistry. Rob and the band would go on to really hone in on this style down the road, but here, there’s not as much excitement to be felt (compared to other Rob Zombie albums).

6. The Sinister Urge

The second Rob Zombie album makes for a great follow-up to Zombie’s debut LP, providing fans more wild horror metal thrills. Much like Hellbilly Deluxe, The Sinister Urge packs a whole lot of punch, featuring bangers that are perfect to stir up a party. It doesn’t deviate much from what Hellbilly did, so while it lacks originality, we still find ourselves enjoying this record to this day.

5. Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor 

Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor is a wild ride that offers a riveting industrial stadium rock atmosphere. The multiple bangers featured on this record will throw you for an epic loop, as Zombie lets loose on a plethora of spooky and thrilling songs. Not every song lands on this Rob Zombie album, which can throw the record’s pacing off, but it’s still one hell of a time.

4. Hellbilly Deluxe 2: Noble Jackals, Penny Dreadfuls and the Systematic Dehumanization of Cool 

A sequel of sorts to the first ever Rob Zombie album, Hellbilly Deluxe 2 is a bad ass venture into horror-rock and roll! As the album after Educated Horses, Zombie and his band strike a perfect balance in blending both industrial metal and rock and roll, with Hellbilly Deluxe 2 making for a thrilling experience that grips listeners from the start.

3. Hellbilly Deluxe: 13 Tales of Cadaverous Cavorting Inside the Spookshow International 

The first Rob Zombie album remains a beloved nostalgic classic to this day within the metal community. While there are other works that feature a little more technicality from the horror-rocker’s band, we cannot deny the everlasting impact and significance of this Rob Zombie album. There are nothing but hits from beginning to end on this album – Hellbilly Deluxe is a great time.

2. The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser 

Okay hear us out… this is a Rob Zombie album that gets more flack than it deserves. It deviates from past Rob Zombie albums, and honestly, it pulls off its stylistic shift well. Some folks have poked fun at this album, calling out Zombie for sounding like Les Claypool; really though, Zombie and his band crafted an intriguing work of psychedelic rock, while still holding onto some of their iconic industrial elements. While The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser may not be our number one pick for best Rob Zombie album, it surely is one of the most interesting records he and his band have ever made.

Well, given what Rob Zombie albums have already been covered, you can probably guess as to what our pick for best Rob Zombie album is…

1. The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy 

Considering all the music he has made in recent years, we think The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy is, by far, the strongest example of what Rob Zombie and his band are capable of creating. From Zombie’s delivery of playful horror influenced lyricism, to the band’s use of industrial, nu metal, and psychedelic rock elements, this record packs so much, and it pulls everything off so well! This is a Rob Zombie album that provides a fascinating duality in offering songs that exude a barroom rock atmosphere, as well as those that would be perfect for a rock and roll stadium show. The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy is the Rob Zombie album to capture everything the guy is great at.

Do you agree with our Rob Zombie album ranking? What do you think is the best Rob Zombie album?