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Remastered re-release of the debut full-length studio album by legendary American Heavy Metal band.
Originally released in August 1988, it was the first release on producer Rick Rubin's new label, Def American Recordings. Def American's successor, American Recordings, reissued the album.
Danzig debuts with a record of simple, pounding, Bluesy Metal, featuring lead singer Glenn Danzig's trademark "Elvis-meets-Jim Morrison" below and outlandishly dark, evil lyrics. It is a crunchy and lusty demonic cross between The Doors, Misfits and Black Sabbath. The album provides a heavy dose of pure entertainment that has awesome momentum and pile-driving fury. The band powers its way through such signature tunes as "Twist of Cain", "Am I Demon", and the hit "Mother" with a primal energy. "Danzig" becomes more impressive with every listen.
James Hetfield of Metallica recorded some backing vocals on track "Twist of Cain", as well as backing vocals on track "Possession". However, due to contractual reasons, he could not be credited on the album insert. Track “The Hunter” is a re-written version of a Blues song, originally performed by Albert King in 1967.
Music videos were released for the songs "Twist of Cain", "Am I Demon", "Mother" and "She Rides". Upon its release, the music video for "Mother" was banned by MTV for containing controversial imagery.
The album remains the band's best-selling, having been certified Gold in the U.S. in 1994, and has since been certified Platinum.
In 2017, Rolling Stone ranked "Danzig" as 23rd on their list of 'The 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time'.
American Recordings, LLC/Universal Music International B.V., 1988/2013 (731458695325). Made in EU.
1. Twist Of Cain 4:18
2. Not Of This World 3:43
3. She Rides 5:11
4. Soul On Fire 4:37
5. Am I Demon 4:58
6. Mother 3:26
7. Possession 3:56
8. End Of Time 4:02
9. The Hunter 3:31
10. Evil Thing 3:17
Total playing time: 40:58 min.