Way before Glenn Danzig was doing DANZIG, he started a little band you might have heard of. It was called THE MISFITS.
If you have not heard of this band, well…sorry. It only helped define so much of what Hard rock and Heavy metal is today its almost scary, and, is considered by many to be one of the most influential American punk rock bands…ever.
The Misfits are an American rock band often recognized as the progenitors of the horror punk subgenre, blending punk rock and other musical influences with horror film themes and imagery. Founded in 1977 in Lodi, New Jersey by singer and songwriter Glenn Danzig, the group had a fluctuating lineup during its first six years with Danzig and bassist Jerry Only as the only consistent members. During this time they released several EPs and singles and, with Only’s brother Doyle as guitarist, the albums Walk Among Us (1982) and Earth A.D./Wolfs Blood (1983), both considered touchstones of the early-1980s hardcore punk movement. The Misfits disbanded in 1983 and Danzig went on to form Samhain and then Danzig. Several albums of reissued and previously unreleased material were issued after the group’s dissolution, and their music became influential to punk rock, heavy metal, and alternative rock music of the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Now…The Misfits had many really and truly great songs. Classics like “WE ARE 138” and “DEVILS WHOREHOUSE” and “HALLOWEEN”…keep in mind please, I am talking about GLENN DANZIG MISFITS, not that shit with those other clowns.
If I was going to choose an album to recommend however it would be Legacy Of Brutality [Explicit].
It is a compilation album with some awesome songs, and, more than any other album, really captures the Misfits feeling. Its heavy and dangerous and that is the point.