777: I Luciferi
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Seventh album release and was the last in a series of seven numbered albums, each having its own general concept.
If Ozzy Osbourne is the self-anointed Prince of Darkness, what does that make Glenn Danzig? The Duke of Doom, perhaps? Since the early 1980s with the Misfits and Samhain, then from 1988 with his eponymous band, the distinctive tenor of Glenn Danzig has driven his foreboding goth metal. I Luciferi stays true to his successful, occasionally silly gloom-grind formula, as evidenced by song titles such as "Black Mass," "Naked Witch," and "Dead Inside." "Kiss the Skull" smacks of Marilyn Mansons militant "Beautiful People," though its not as memorable, while the funeral, churchy, Type O Negative-like "The Coldest Sun" and the scorching "Halo Goddess Bone" are two more standouts. "Without Light, I Am" is a suitably spooky closer to this surprisingly strong showing. -- Katherine Turman
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Since then however, Danzig has chosen to take some stylistic twists with his music that have resulted in a very different experience. Albums Five and up aren't bad in my opinion, but they're VERY different. If you don't like any music that gets words like "Nu Metal" and "Industrial" thrown at it, then read no further. You won't like these albums. Don't buy them.
That being said, albums Five and Six were hard for me to like at first, but I felt that Glenn was trying something new, and he hadn't quite figured it out yet. There were a lot of good songs on those two albums, but it just wasn't coming across like it should have.
So I was thrilled when I finally took a gamble on Seven and found that it is actually quite compelling. From the stellar opening instrumental track which sets the mood perfectly, making me feel like I'm inside the church of the damned, all the way to the end, it takes me to an interesting place, the way Danzig's earlier albums did. It's not the same place, but it's still a good time.
It seems that Danzig has finally worked the kinks out of his new approach and I'm positively thrilled that it's working for him. After all, if there's one thing about Glenn Danzig the person for which I have always looked up to him, it's his unending devotion to himself and his own vision of what his music should be.
Some may not like it, and they are certainly entitled to that. If they think they could do a better album then they should go and do it. I'm sure Glenn would agree.