Re-issue of the first Us pressing without the Danzig logo on cover.
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.
(Def American Recordings/Unofficial Release)