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Although Danzig experimented with their sound throughout their career, they were never better than on their debut album. This has stood the test of time quite nicely. You still hear "Mother" and "Twist of Cain" frequently on the heavier radio stations and sometimes even "Am I Demon?" and there's a reason why. They had great simple memorable riffs and Glenn had the Elvis from Hell shtick down. All of the songs here are very good and the aforementioned "Mother" would actually be a big hit six years later at the height of grunge when featured on the EP Demonsweatlive. "She Rides" would become a legendary song in the strip clubs while "Not of this World" and "Evil Thing" had killer guitar lines that attracted fans of both punk and heavy metal. The songs "Soul on Fire", "Possession", and "End of Time" were more dramatic and were just as impressive. And what other band of the genre could take blues legend Albert King's "The Hunter" and nearly make it their own? I stopped listening to this kind of music on a regular basis about 20 years ago. But I can still listen to this and get into it.
Reviewed in the United States on December 31, 2011
Danzigs 1st album. Glenn Danzig sounds hauntingly just like Jim Morrison of the doors and makes you think of what you may have heard from Morrison had he went alittle heavier than what he did with the Doors. Danzig's 1st release is heavy without getting fast and hard. Danzig himself is on the edge of darkness singing of the evil side of man which may turn off many in music and leaving many not daring to venture into his style. On the other hand it gained him his own legend of fans into his angry and dark style of rock music.
Admittingly I was one of those who just didnt want to go down that road. I like my rock and roll to reflect on a good time.
But Ill say this, you can take Danzig S/T give it a listen and appreciate that it is in fact a good album. After finally listening to it at someone elses request I was bitten by the music, the basic ground roots of rock n roll slow heavy rock together with Danzigs Morrison like vocals. Yes this is a good cultish album and I had to have it in my collection. The way I listen to it is pretty much the way I view my life and the life of all mankind. We all have alittle Twist of Cain in us its just that some of us overcome while others subcome. It reminds me of the choices we have in life and that every day we fight a battle of good vs evil.
I enjoy it. Danzig went on to a harder darker style and in my opinion missed a chance to be bigger. His loss for that fact but again I would say that the album is worth a listen and you might enjoy its talent within, the choice is up to you. Im going to keep my copy and will listen to it again every so often.
Reviewed in the United States on February 11, 2013
For those who are new to the work of Glenn Danzig this is really a good place to start. As compared with Glenns lengthy and astounding carer including the misfits and samhain this is a great place to start as i said before. Here is a rundown of the tracks and just why thet are great. 1. Twist of cain: Great starter for the record and originally a samhain demo. THe opening riff is so catchy snd glenn comes in with that iconic scream. Very Doomy but hard edged at the same time finally ending with an amazing drum break down from Drummer Chuck Bicuits.Lyricaly very much in the vein as samhain. 2. Not of this world: Another great opening riff snf Glenns vocals shine again here. There is a great bridge John christ that makes for a nice build up for the chorus thats very powerful. Lyrically again allof these song feel like samhain songs...well more near November coming fire than intium or unholy passion. When i listen to this record it really seems like this could have easily been samhain 4 had names not been changed. 3. She rides: Very down and dirty blues song. Very very sexual. 4. Soul on fire: Starts very slow and kind of ominus but builds into a powerfull verse and even more so chorus. Very powerful vocals on this song inparticular. 5. Am i demon: Very fast song, almost thrashy with a great technical solo by john Christ. 6.Mother: Anyone who knows this song then...i dont have to say anything, it speaks for itself. 7. Possesion: Anothe left over samhain track. Like Twist of cain its much more polished. Lyricaly this is one of the more darker songs. 8. End of time: Very slow song, lyrically this could almost passa as a ballad but im still not sure. 9. The Hunter: Mid paced song, almost feel like the record is staring to wind down a little. 10. Evil thing: Another mis paced song. A good closer. thats all for now thanks
First heard Glenn Danzig on Sirius radio. Didn't know who he was. Liked him enough to try this album and glad I did. Includes Mother(the track I heard on Sirius), and the rest is solid as well. Checked Danzig's bio. The dude is a little out there, and probably not very religious. Nevertheless, a strong vocalist with a different style. Don't pay attention to his message in the vocals, whatever that may be, and you will enjoy this album.
This album was released about a year after Danzig was formed from the ashes of Samhain. Moving away from his previous sounds of punk, we end up with a goth/metal album with a blues undertone, this is one of the best albums Danzig has released.
I highly recommend this album for any fan of Danzig, or if you just now getting into any of his works this is a good starting point as well as Misfits or Samhain all great bodies of work from the evil Elvis. Danzig- Vocals John Christ- Guitar Eerie Von- Bass Chuck Biscuits- Drums
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 13, 2012
What an epic album, Glenn's voice so resembles to Jim Morrison's voice. If Jim could be recorded a metal album it should be like the debut Danzig album. I love both voices, this album sounds very good, Glenn's performence is so felt, your blood will flow when you hear his high tones. And of course the songs are memorable, any track! Never get bored of it. Highly recommended even to non metal fans. Buy it!
Quite an interesting album, which I bought as the result of a pop quiz on my phone! I can hear music on this album that has influence from The Cult. I like two tracks in particular, Mother being the favourite.
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