Ahh, Samhain. Birthed from the unholy coupling of the Misfits' horror-punk and Glenn Danzig's self-proclaimed "better understanding of the world," Samhain was a step beyond high-school cult band -- not a step forward or a lateral step but a step down into a grimmer, more serious underworld. Instead of relying entirely on the whiplash riffs and hypercaffeinated polka drums of his immediate past, Danzig slowed things down. His guitars were murkier and more deliberate. His drum lines were martial and tribal, sometimes twisting back and forth on themselves in the middle of songs. Lyrically, Danzig abandoned the sci-fi/horror-movie conceits of the Misfits and embraced stark terror as his muse. This exploration and exaltation of the... More >>>