He was trying something different, it's a departure from his usual work.
It might have been different from his other stuff but it wasn't original at all. His other stuff is like an industrial Alice Cooper, that album is basically a straight-up Alice Cooper ripoff. Boooring.
Is it any good? I've only heard Zombies March and I thought it was OK.
It's pretty good so far, but I'm just not feeling it much compared to Lust in Space, but then again Lust in Space took quite a few listens to sink in, so this is probably a grower too. I'm on the track KZ Necromancer right now, best track so far.
Lust in Space was good, although I only really actively listen to Let Us Slay and Metal Metal Land off it. I don't know their slower paced stuff.
I felt that way too at first, but take some time to get into it, maybe read the lyrics, and it really becomes a much greater listening experience. Lust in Space, Where is Zog? and Make a Child Cry are all also great tracks.
I loved this band live. They opened for Gorillaz. Two songs I remember greatly hearing live on here: "Party People" and "God Bless Us All." They were actually my favorite live, so I'm glad to get this.