Posts Tagged ‘Danzig III: How the Gods Kill’

This entry is part 4 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).

Danzig_III_How_the_Gods_Kill4. “How the Gods Kill”
(Danzig III: How the Gods Kill, 1992)

As I previously stated, How the Gods Kill is Danzig’s most complete album. Slotting in a track no. 4 and clocking in a nearly six minutes long, the title track is one of Danzig’s most epic recording achievements. From Glenn’s lyrics and slow, quiet parts, to the uproar of another classic riff from John Christ, it’s easy to get lost in this song. “Would you let it go?”

This entry is part 6 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).

Danzig_III_How_the_Gods_Kill6. “Dirty Black Summer”
(Danzig III: How the Gods Kill, 1992)

Released in July 1992 and featuring album art by H. R. Giger, Danzig III: How the Gods Kill is arguably the most complete sounding Danzig recording from start to finish. It’s heavier than the first two Danzig albums, while also possessing an atmosphere of gloom and doom. I was 14 years old at the time of its release and the song “Dirty Black Summer” was my soundtrack for the summer. Hunkered down in my bedroom, I spent many of nights listening to Danzig III. The summertime thunderstorm intro is instantly recognizable.