Danzig 7:77: I Luciferi

Glenn Danzig abandons the industrial, techno, and electronic explorations he forged on his last two albums and opts for a more straight-ahead approach to his ever-evolving brand of romantic goth metal

Glenn Danzig abandons the industrial, techno, and electronic explorations he forged on his last two albums and opts for a more straight-ahead approach to his ever-evolving brand of romantic goth metal on this, his seventh solo album. "Unendlich," with its droning guitar and chorus of sighing voices, envelops the listener with a brooding atmosphere that "Black Mass" shatters with its sonorous guitars. The influence of the modern metal practiced by such bands as Disturbed has penetrated Danzig's ear, as evidenced by the composition and feedback whine that's used to good effect on "God of Light." Punk and funk lovers who like Red Hot Chili Peppers' cover of "Higher Ground" should take to the similar-sounding "Kiss the Skull"; those who want to go straight to the other highlights should immediately skip to "Halo Goddess Bone" and "Dead Inside."—CLT