Posts Tagged ‘Danzig II: Lucifuge’

This entry is part 1 of 11 in the series The Top 10 Danzig songs

Here are my Top 10 Danzig songs of the now-classic original lineup of Danzig (vocals), John Christ (guitars), Eerie Von (bass) and Chuck Biscuits (drums). This lineup was active years 1987-1994 and released the most iconic and revered albums among fans with Danzig (1988), Danzig II: Lucifuge (1990), Danzig III: How the Gods Kill (1992) and Danzig 4(1994).

Danzig2na1. “Her Black Wings”
(Danzig II: Lucifuge, 1990)

For myself, “Her Black Wings” is the signature Danzig track. It encompasses all the evil and occult nature of this band, along with being a perfectly executed song. The music video is also iconic. Lyrically, Glenn seems to be enchanted by a Demoness of which he’ll be taken to Hell, under “her black wings.”

Honorable mentions that could have very easily cracked the Top 10: “Twist of Cain” (Danzig) “Snakes of Christ” (Danzig II: Lucifuge), “Sistinas” (Danzig III: How the Gods Kill), “Bringer of Death” (Danzig 4)

This entry is part 2 of 11 in the series The Top 10 Danzig songs

Here are my Top 10 Danzig songs of the now-classic original lineup of Danzig (vocals), John Christ (guitars), Eerie Von (bass) and Chuck Biscuits (drums). This lineup was active years 1987-1994 and released the most iconic and revered albums among fans with Danzig (1988), Danzig II: Lucifuge (1990), Danzig III: How the Gods Kill (1992) and Danzig 4 (1994).

Danzig2na2. “Killer Wolf”
(Danzig II: Lucifuge, 1990)

This song didn’t start out as one my favorite Danzig tracks, but the bluesy and equally creepy “Killer Wolf” grew on me and has stood the test of time. Danzig had said that “Killer Wolf” is his version of an old blues song about a guy who wolfs around the door of every girl in town.” I remember this video originally airing on MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball nearly as much as “Mother.” On a side note, Danzig sure did make a lot of music videos back in the day, didn’t he?

This entry is part 5 of 11 in the series The Top 10 Danzig songs

Here are my Top 10 Danzig songs of the now-classic original lineup of Danzig (vocals), John Christ (guitars), Eerie Von (bass) and Chuck Biscuits (drums). This lineup was active years 1987-1994 and released the most iconic and revered albums among fans with Danzig (1988), Danzig II: Lucifuge (1990), Danzig III: How the Gods Kill (1992) and Danzig 4 (1994).

Danzig2na5. “Devil’s Plaything”
(Danzig II: Lucifuge, 1990)

Danzig’s debut album had already perked my interested in the band, but it wasn’t until Danzig II: Lucifuge that I was a true Danzig fan, and later a “fiend.” From Danzig’s channeling of Jim Morrison to the bluesy metal riffs, Lucifuge has a unique and nostalgic sound from start to finish. “Devil’s Plaything” is one of the only Danzig songs I can see the ladies getting into. I know it’s weird for me to say this, but it’s a song tailored made for strip clubs and it’s sexy in it’s own way.