|Review: Danzig - 7:77: I Luciferi|
|7:77: I Luciferi|
Label: Spitfire Records
Year released: 2002
Genre: Heavy Metal
Review online: June 5, 2002
Reviewed by: Christian Renner
for:7:77: I Luciferi
Rated 3.9/5 (78%) (10 Votes)
When speaking of innovators or influential artists in metal the name Glenn Danzig can easily be mentioned along side some of his better-known contemporaries in the scene. The body of work that has been displayed from the Misfits to Samhain to his early Danzig releases is a testament to not only his longevity but strength of these albums as well. Unfortunately this is the one place I feel this album falls a little short.
It is really hard to figure Glenn Danzig out since on one hand he has absolutely killer albums but on the other hand there are some truly awful albums as well. This one falls squarely in the middle of either extreme. The biggest complaint I have about this album is the almost blatant attempt of appealing to the radio crowd with songs like "Wicked Pussycat" and "God of Light" with the latter sounding as if it was a left over Disturbed track (ack! This can't be good!!! -Ed.) Don’t get me wrong though there is some absolutely killer tracks as well such as "Kiss the Skull", "Black Mass" and the title track "I Luciferi". If the album was filled with more of these tracks instead of the radio friendly stuff I would have said it is one of the best albums he has created in some time but the feeling I get right now is that it is good but I just cant get over the "radio tracks". Thankfully there are more of the killer songs than annoying ones so overall it is still an enjoyable listen. The music is definitely more upbeat and aggressive sounding, which is also a bonus. Glenn’s vocal abilities haven’t changed at all since the early days of the band and are still as powerful as ever.
Overall if you can get past the blatant attempt of trying to appeal to the mall crowd on a couple of tracks this is a very good album and well worth the purchase for any Danzig fan. As I am a Danzig fan I would still recommend this album but just skip track three and four…heh
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