Danzig is the debut studio album by American heavy metal band Danzig, released in August 1988. The album was the first release on producer Rick Rubin’s new label Def American Recordings.
Danzig debuts with a record of simple, pounding, bluesy metal featuring lead singer Glenn Danzig’s trademark Elvis-meets-Jim Morrison bellow and outlandishly dark, evil lyrics. There isn’t a great deal of musical variety or complexity here, but the band powers its way through such signature tunes as Twist of Cain, Am I Demon, and the (future) hit Mother with a primal energy. Plus, Danzig’s tongue-in-cheek posturing as the ultimate unholier-than-thou heavy metal frontman gives the record a definite appeal, even if one is not inclined to view his theatrics as dangerous or threatening. With James Hetfield from Metallica on backing vocals.
Inner bag with lyrics printed on one side and Def American Recordings logo on other side.
Label: Def American Recordings/Unofficial Release