Danzig - Danzig review
01. Twist Of Cain
02. Not Of This World
03. She Rides
04. Soul On Fire
05. Am I Demon
08. End Of Time
09. The Hunter
10. Evil Thing
And so it begins, the solo career of the sinister reincarnation of Jim Morrison, and boy what début it is.
First of all, lets discuss the album cover, the simple demonic skull, white on black. The album art really gives off the feeling of the music, simple, yet dark and sinister, with an incredible energy coming from the four piece band. To fully appreciate the energy in the music one should watch Chuck Biscuits performing in the music videos for the songs 'She Rides' and 'Am I Demon', he puts such an explosive energy into such simple drum lines.
The album opens with 'Twist Of Cain' a wacky, almost funky song that sounds like a ferocious animal kept in a small cage, the high energy kept in a slower paced rhythm making an altogether powerful song. The album then moves through the fun upbeat song 'Not Of This World' to the slow paced 'She Rides' where the Jim Morrison becomes most apparent, a song that has "cool" written all over it. But who's to forget the eternal rock 'n' roll anthem 'Mother'? A song that is virtually unforgettable from the moment it's played.
The first six tracks on the album completely blow the final four out of the water, which are by all means great tracks, but standing next to songs like 'Mother' and 'Twist Of Cain' they seem somewhat weak. 'Possesion' has a more punkish feel to it than the rest of the album, but with not so memorable riffs or vocals, and last but not least 'The Hunter', with a very cool catchy driving main riff, great intense vocals, but once again does not stand up to the first six tracks.
An almost flawless album, enjoyable to all walks of life, from metalheads, all the way to punkers, or anyone who loves rock 'n' roll for that matter. The only depressing thought this album leaves is that there is little in the rest of the Danzig discography that even came close to living up to this.
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