BloodGuts reviews Birmingham: ‘This is not a gig, this is the best damn show you will ever see!’
Well it’s certainly been a ride so far the European leg of the Twins of Evil tour. Thursday night the spectacular show arrived in the home of Metal – Birmingham, UK. This is home to Ozzy, Sabbath, Judas Priest and more. The magic was already there and the Twins of Evil blew the crowd away. Read this review extract from Bloodguts.co.uk
As soon as the final curtain drops, up pops another, this time with a large print of King Kong grasping Faye Ray and its instantly apparent that the next act is a film buff and as the lights go down, the chants of Zombie! Zombie! Zombie! are near deafening. Robots, porn and splashes of distressing horror, ladies and gentlemen, Rob Zombie is back!
With some of the most recognisable metal songs of the last few decades Rob says he’s wreaked his voice last night at Glasgow but the croaky sounding 47 year old revels on stage like a 17 year old who’s just gained access to the best party in the world and we’re all invited. ‘Sick Bubblegum’, ‘Scum of the Earth’ and White Zombie classics ‘Thunder Kiss ‘65’ and ‘More Human Than Human’ and ‘Never Gonna Stop’ all included.
Robs charisma captures the audience and puts them firmly in his hands and when he might have a croaky throat but he’s sure determined to leave the UK with the gig of a lifetime and he is one of very few people in the industry who can keep to that promise.
Omitting a few songs in favour of his touring partner, this set plays safe to what was played over 20 months earlier and even once more Zombie proves that he is the king of showmanship that many rock bands, new and old need to stand up and listen. When Zombie says there’s gonna be a party, there’s gonna be a motherfuckin’ partay! Able to cram in many more robots, puppets and things that go boom, taking the seats was certainly the best option. When you’re in the crowds it’s the music and the charm of Zombie that makes those moments of the bands presence so mind blowing but it’s not until you take a step back that you can marvel on the effort and personality that this stage show presents.
And as a man of many talents, we’re treated to a full screen trailer to Rob’s spectacular looking new film, ‘Lords of Salem’ before he storms the stage one last time with his most recognisable song, ‘Dragula’. The perfect closure with thanks to the UK for the “kick-ass” tour adding promise that they’ll be back and with the knowledge that the new album is well underway, we can’t wait!
Screens of murderers glorified, a flame filled set for ‘Superbeast’ and Sherri Moon’s sweet booty dancing around on screen for ‘Pussy Liquor’, all this mashed together with a drum solo backed by some of the best scenes of horror and a John 5 solo that was followed by the appearance of a very big Devil stalking him across the stage. Rob Zombie proves himself a master of his art that shows his passion and commitment that have made him a legend and idol to many. One thing is for sure, we cannot get enough of Zombie (On film, on the stereo and on the stage) and if you haven’t seen Zombie live, make sure you do.
This is not a gig, this is the best damn show you will ever see!
RZ’s web manager quick note: Was at this gig myself and I tell ya Europe you are going to love this. Believe me, prepare to watch the show with the biggest grin on your face! Face melting awesomeness! That is all!