Under the dark of night, hellbillies and living dead girls began wandering over to the Monster Energy Stage inside JetBlue Park for heavy doses of shock rock theatricality courtesy of Rob Zombie. Headlining Monster Energy’s Fort Rock festival, Zombie’s band powered through more than one hour of songs bathed in blood-red, garish-green and sullen-blue lights. The moody melange of sinister colors set against a tapestry of fist pumping fans was a picture-perfect setting for Rob Zombie’s style of sci-fi meets horror flick music.
Rob Zombie’s set was a gritty blend of industrial sounds and American heavy metal sung with a commanding guttural gruffness. John 5 dominated his guitar with screaming riffs and fiery chords. Controlling the low end, Piggy D. pummeled the crowd with thumping bass lines. On drums, Ginger Fish handled the time keeping duties with a loud dispersion of steady strikes to his see-thru kit. The chemistry between this talented group of macabre music makers was undeniably scary.
Rob Zombie performed a horrific show to close out the World’s Loudest Month. And there wasn’t a single fan who didn’t go home all freaked out and totally entertained.