The Misfits - Earth AD (Cover Artwork)

The Misfits

The Misfits: Earth ADEarth AD (1983)
The Misfits

Reviewer Rating: 4.5
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The 3rd and final Misfits full length is a brutal, thrashing, explosion of an album. Many people have criticized this album for it's lack of melody and complete disregard for Danzig's distinct melodic voice. But the key to this album is not in it's melody, but within it's sheer fury and brutality...
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The 3rd and final Misfits full length is a brutal, thrashing, explosion of an album. Many people have criticized this album for it's lack of melody and complete disregard for Danzig's distinct melodic voice. But the key to this album is not in it's melody, but within it's sheer fury and brutality....it's the most utterly violent and bloody stuff I have ever heard. This is obviously the album that inspired hordes of speed metal bands, most notably Slayer.

It begins with the title track's erie opening tune and bursts into a sonic wall of thrashing speed metal. Next is "Queen Wasp", with the opening chorus of "Go, Go, Go" and then bursting into "slightly" more melodic hardcore, reminscent of the faster songs on "Walk Among Us". "Devilock" is a song about keeping your true feelings public and not hiding anything, using the band member's hairstyles as an example. It is another speedy, brutal song recorded at a high decible rate. "Green Hell" has a real "chugga chugga" trainwreck sound to it and is, of course, linked to a classic '50's horror film (one of the few on this album). "Mommy....Can I Go Out And Kill Tonight" begins with a melodic intro and bursts into more thrashing hardcore. The live version of this song is the one to get. It seems that it was recorded at such a high decible rate that the intro to the song sounds strange and barely audible. "Wolfsblood" is another blood drenched, violence obsessed peice of bliss.

But my personal favorite song on this album is "Demonomania", with the opening line "Look Upon Me...I Am The Beast" you just know it is going to break down into the most ferocious thrash/hardcore/speed metal you'll ever hear. With lyrics like "Humans are weak, What else you fucking do, Humans are weak, I want your blood" and "You check and see, the reality of the wolf, it's in the blood, I wanna be the fucking savior" I immediately fell in love with this song. Next is "Bloodfeast", a dark and at times skin crawlingly creepy song. It is slow and very melodic, featuring morbid lyrics like "When they pull out her tounge, Pull off her face, Pluck out her eyes, Well....the blood runs cold for, When it drips from the mouth, be forewarned, be prepared, For a grizzly bloodfeast." The next song is "Hellhound", another bashing hardcore song, this time at mid-tempo speed. The final song is "Die Die My Darling", similar in style to "Bloodfeast" with equally creepy lyrics.

Overall, this album sounds a lot like an extremely fast version of Glenn's next band Samhain, what with the lyrics far more serious and violent than the fun horror film stuff of earlier releases. I liked this album a lot, it is the father of all speed metal and thrash. It is a great workout CD and great "mood" music as well. Not for the weak of heart at all.


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ZAchAtTacK13420 (February 24, 2007)

The Misfit's best album.

wallofyouth (September 6, 2006)

i was with you until you said "workout."

miff (April 1, 2006)

the re-recording of mommy can i go out and kill tonight kinda loses it 1 on the score apart from that its one of their best but hey all their releases are amazing

Anonymous (January 2, 2006)

my third favorite misfits album
never been able to find it for less than £20 (which if u live in america is extortion so i borrowed the box set of my girlfreind) which is a bit of a shame
not as melodic as walk among us or static age so that kinda ruins it a wee bit cos u dont get as much of danzigs amazing voice

horrorbusiness78 (September 21, 2004)

The misfits are the best band ever and this is my favorite of their cds.

Anonymous (October 27, 2003)

the misfits are fuckin amazing i dont wanna hear every ones shit i sick of every thing bein mutha fuckin alternative where the real punk and the real ska gona where the band had sumtin to say well the misfit aint poltical but they sure are fun and have sometin to do and say i luv the misfits keep changin its great all misfits are great its the way punk suld be

Anonymous (December 16, 2002)

GROSS*******shut the fuck up

Anonymous (December 16, 2002)

Fuck you... The misfits are cross, dont ever buy a misfits album!!!:)

Fuzzy (December 12, 2002)

I have never gotten the Misfits. I love old punk, and I love early speed metal (Megadeth, Slayer, etc). But the band that bridges the gap just doesn't do much for me. Eh...who knows? I'll take your word for it that this rocks, I am sure it does for Misfits fans.

Anonymous (December 11, 2002)

Haha. I can't wait to see what retarded comment Wuss will write here. Fucking idiot. This album is fucking incredible. Classic ending to Danzig's Misfits. To bad the Misfits name has been trampled on so bad in the last few years.

Anonymous (December 11, 2002)

I love it

-freedom to oppress

Anonymous (December 10, 2002)

Where's WUSS? This album would probably rape him. Aren't I funny.

Anonymous (December 10, 2002)

This album is dark and animalistic.....it makes me want to jump into werewolf mode and attack "humans", it's great.

Anonymous (December 10, 2002)

this album got me into speed metal and thrash. Punk is my first love but I have a thing for really violent dark lyrics this album delivers without ever letting up.

Devil lock I rip your heart out I have it

Jake Blues

evildeadalive (December 10, 2002)

Wow, finally a Misfits review... Next someone should do,in my opinion, one of the greatest albums of all time; Walk Among Us.
But yeah, this album is pretty damn good too. Gotta love "Mommy ... Can I go out and... KILL TONITE!"

pwfanatic (December 10, 2002)

danzig is the man. hands down. almost every record he puts out is golden (minus danzig 5, that was hideous) especially his new shit. it owns your ass.

Hamish (December 10, 2002)

Really, really good. Everyone rags on it, but I love it.

TheOneTrueBill (December 10, 2002)


Anonymous (December 10, 2002)

I hear the new Danzig shit is bomb.


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