Displaying an obsession with trashy science fiction, Tonight the Stars Revolt!
maintains the forceful production of Mega!! Kung Fu Radio
, mixing roaring heavy metal with electronics and sound effects. Even if the record sounds great, though, Powerman 5000
still has a hard time writing consistently memorable songs; while some tracks do take hold, too many others employ moronically simple riffs and/or lyrics chanted (not
rapped) in a monotone, relying on the production to put them over. Still, even if the album can't be judged a complete success, the aura of campy fun keeps going strong, and that focus makes Tonight the Stars Revolt!
something of an improvement on its predecessor. There's a special guest appearance by lead singer Spider's older brother, Rob Zombie
, as well as spots for Limp Bizkit
's DJ Lethal
and Marilyn Manson
's Ginger Fish