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Sep 19th, 2009 10:23 PM
Dommin Die, Die My Darling is worth atleast four pickles by it's self. Seriously.
Sep 13th, 2009 07:01 PM
Nick Metallica sucks
Sep 13th, 2009 05:46 PM
some girl named lauren
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Nearly all of the Misfits songs have been covered by Metallica, including Die Die Die My Darling. The Metallica versions are also vastly superior. I hate to knock the Misfits, because they are a very creative band, but let's face it, Danzig can't sing and the rest of the band can't play. The Metallica versions have crisp, intelligable lyrics and sharp, complex guitar work that make for a far more enjoyable listen. And for the record, except for that odd few months when they were going to a therapist (St. Anger) Metallica has NEVER and will NEVER suck.
Part of the charm of The Misfits is the fact that the recordings are of terrible quality. Another chunk of the charm comes from the fact that everybody sounds slightly intoxicated and angry and incoherent. While low-grade recordings are hardly universally enjoyable, in the case of The Misfits, the lo-fi settles well. Being able to understand the lyrics (as in the Metallica covers) actually ruins some of the mystique of the songs. That said, I do like the Metallica covers but they are much like the rest of Metallica's body of work-- very polished and enjoyable but not tremendously creative. (I would like to point out the fact that "creative" and "very talented" are not synonymous.) The absurd theatrics of The Msifits in both their music and in their Danzig-era performances are two things that make the muddled, low quality recordings full of that occult (as in secret) captivating aesthetic.

Then again, there's nothing to say that any of us have to agree in terms of our musical tastes. I like a lot of polished and crisp music but it can't always beat out an energetic and confusingly presented record on the basis of its refinement alone.
Sep 12th, 2009 01:32 PM
Protoclown
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The Metallica versions are also vastly superior.
Um, no.
Sep 12th, 2009 02:10 AM
Postmark If you are going to do a bunch of horror themed album reviews the next two months, then I HIGHLY recommend Cacophony by Rudimentary Peni. All Lovecraft, baby. Plus, it always helps when the singer and songwriter of the group is a legit schizophrenic.

http://www.deathrock.com/rudimentarypeni/cacodisc.html

*cough cough* Contact me if you need a review copy *cough cough*
Sep 11th, 2009 03:26 PM
testtube Metallica, bwhahahaahahahah. Anyways, another fine Halloweeny album: Acid Witch - Witchtanic Hellucinations
Sep 11th, 2009 12:47 AM
Maxwell Demon oh my fuckin god did that dude really just say the metallica covers are "vastly superior?"
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAAAHAAAHAAAA!!! !! oh man. ahh gotta calm down here. theres no accounting for taste but jesus fucking christ HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA!!! some people shouldnt be trusted with a set of speakers. i wonder if he has a metallica sticker on the helmet he has to wear 24 hours a day.

ahhhh. whew. anyways awesome review proto, u always have the best taste in music on here. like remember that time i was the only person to comment on the faint album? ahhh yeah good times manG. u still live in VA? ima walk to jur house and fondle your cd rack.
Sep 10th, 2009 08:26 PM
Tadao I remeber the days before Metallica, everything seemed less corporate back then,
Sep 10th, 2009 08:22 PM
executioneer danzig is a fine singer, you shut your face
Sep 10th, 2009 06:46 PM
HowardC Nearly all of the Misfits songs have been covered by Metallica, including Die Die Die My Darling. The Metallica versions are also vastly superior. I hate to knock the Misfits, because they are a very creative band, but let's face it, Danzig can't sing and the rest of the band can't play. The Metallica versions have crisp, intelligable lyrics and sharp, complex guitar work that make for a far more enjoyable listen. And for the record, except for that odd few months when they were going to a therapist (St. Anger) Metallica has NEVER and will NEVER suck.

I'm not a fan of this album at all. Sounds like most misfit albums, namely a drugged up alcoholic mumbling and screaming while the rest of the band seemly plays as irratic and badly as possible. And before you ask yes, I AM a fan of punk. The problem is it's more of a concert medium and doesn't translate well to an album.

I would recommend instead you buy Metallica's "Garage Days" album. It contains two of the songs listed as well as some motorhead and other covers.
Sep 10th, 2009 08:42 AM
Nick Still beat all the albums they put out after Danzig quit.
Sep 9th, 2009 03:27 PM
Tadao So the shortness of the album is equal to 3/10ths of the score? I liked that I could finally lengthen my Walk Among us tape by putting all of Walk Among Us on side A and Earth A.D. on side B. I would give it 6 pickles. Jerk

Edit : I guess it only matters if you live in an audio analog only scenario.
Sep 9th, 2009 12:21 PM
robo_rob I love this album, my only real complaint is, and it has nothing to do with the actual album, I used to have Earth A.D as a cellphone ring tone. So now, every time i hear Earth A.D, I feel rushed to grab my phone.
Sep 9th, 2009 09:04 AM
Delirium I really like walk among us, but i just cant get into this one no matter how many times i listen to it. It goes downhill a lot from the previous release.
Sep 9th, 2009 04:47 AM
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