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So I listened to Danzig's new release SKELETONS today...

TL;DR;  It's ok. His voice sounds great, but the selection of covers is pretty lackluster, with the exception of N.I.B. and a couple others.

The Review....
Let me start by saying I'm a fan of the musician/singer Glenn Danzig. I've been listening to everything he's touched since the early 80's. Misfits, Samhain, Danzig, Son of Sam, his various operas, etc...  He's changed lineups quite a few times since then, and he's released some great stuff, and some real crap, but I persevere.

This latest release is a collection of covers of songs that inspired Glenn Danzig back in his formative years. That's cool, and it's a nice insight into where he's coming from, though if you've listened to him as much as I have, there won't be any surprises in terms of the bands, but perhaps the song choices will...

Overall, I'm not in love with most of the song choices, and this release didn't really do much for me, although there are definitely a few standouts, as detailed below.

I will say, this is the best (BY FAR) that his voice has sounded in years. You can tell he was struggling a little on a couple songs, but overall, it's great to get a Danzig album that's not overprocessed and has his vocals muddied out with too much bass.

It's definitely worth a listen on Spotify, but I'm not sure it's worth your cash. If you really want an interesting album, check out The Lost Tracks Of Danzig, which is full of B-Side type songs and variant stuff that didn't make it into albums elsewhere.

Skeletons Track List:
Devils Angels - not a bad cover, somewhat reminiscent of his early Misfits work.  Worth a listen.

Satan - this one is just ok. Not bad, but rather uninspired.

Let Yourself Go - clearly this is an Elvis cover. It's good, and he even channels Elvis a little more than usual. This one is in my top 3.

N.I.B. - this one sounds great. Definitely my favorite cover.  It helps that I like the original of course, but Danzig definitely does it justice. Great technical work by the band as well. 

Lord of the Thighs - ugh... just don't.  Not a fan of this song or the cover.  Decent guitar work though. 

Action Woman - I don't know what Glenn's going through in his personal life, or why he chose this song. It's kinda ok. I guess.

Rough Boy - Love this song. Great cover. Definitely in my top 3. Again, his voice sounds great, reminiscent of his D:III work. 

With A Girl Like You - Another bass heavy cover. Not bad, and feels like a nice throwback to his punk days. A little muddy though. I don't like ANY Danzig song that distorts the vocals. Just saying.

Find Somebody - I like the intro to this song... feels very familiar, like his Danzig and Lucifuge albums. Not a huge fan of the original song, and the chorus is just ok. (See Action Woman, above.)

Crying in the Rain - God... his voice sounds GREAT in this song. But... another love song. ugghh...

Posted on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 12:58 PM Reviews | Back to top

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I haven’t heard much about the artist but liked the composition very much. Do share more details regarding him. The list along with the post helped to download the file without any hassle. I really enjoyed the album. private van gogh museum tour
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The track list you have shared here found to be great and I would like to know whether there are any more collections of the same musician. The song choices are different and rare that makes people happy. Keep updating such things again in this blog.
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