ULTRA RARE 1988 U.S. FIRST PRESS ON DEF AMERICAN. RECORD IN GREAT CONDITIONS, THE COVER HAS A SEAM SPLIT ON THE SPINE AND IS A BIT TORE ON THE BACK. COMES WITH PRINTED INNERS SLEEVE
Glenn Danzig here comes into his own, moving from Misfits and the experimental goth-metal Samhain to this hand-picked outfit that sounds like the Doors, Sabbath and AC/DC collided in some frigid, reeking hell. Unlike many metal bands that have played Satanism either as a lame joke, Danzig knows that the figure of Lucifer is more slippery, more sophisticated than that; Danzig's Devil is amoral, a sensual, pagan force to be reckoned with. What you get is a stripped down blues metal album with demonic overtones. Rick Rubin gave this album an amazing production. This is the first album that Glenn Danzig appeared on that really brought his vocals to the front of the mix. Glenn has a deep bluesy sound but his voice has a great range. The drums from Chuck Biscuits are awesome. You hear every hit he makes and it thunders in your chest. Chuck knew how to really add drums to Danzig rather than just following the simple rhythm. John Christ has great guitar tones that are truly unique and compliments Glenn's vocals perfectly. There is not one bad song on the album. It starts with Twist of Cain which sets the mood well. The album varies in tempo from the slower "She Rides" to the faster pace of "Mother", creating a dark, gloomy yet entertaining and amazingly good mood. A total masterpiece.