Ranking All The Danzig Studio Albums
Glen Danzig started his career as a singer for the groups Samhain and Misfits, turning to his namesake heavy metal band Danzig later. The controversial group combined heavy metal with various genres. You heard blues and darkness that gave them their signature sound in some albums with abrupt changes utilizing experimental sounds. The group released eleven studio albums during a prosperous career. You heard in the content. In the end, they came back to their heavy metal roots, but through the years, they provided us with quality entertainment. Here are all of the Danzig Studio albums ranked from worst to best.
11. “Danzig Sings Elvis.”
Slant Magazine gives this album a 2.5 out of 5 ratings. It’s not a slam, but rather an observation that the music channeling the vocals of Elvis Presley may be a misplaced effort on the timeline. The album came out in April 2020 under the Cleopatra label in CD, LP, and DD, achieving 192 on US charts for the year.
Consequences gives this album a lower rating than most other efforts. Their primary complaint is that it’s monotonous. The redemption of the album is in Glenn’s vocals that offer a bit of respite from the monotony. It dropped in November of 2015 on DC, LP, and DD formats under the Evillive/Nuclear Blast label.
9. “Satan’s Child.”
“Satan’s Child” dropped in 1999. Rate Your Music explained that the album was an experimental project. It didn’t catch on as well as some other Danzig albums have. It was a disappointment for some Danzig fans hoping for more of the same from the group, but it’s typical of Glenn Danzig to keep things dark yet fresh. Perhaps the bluesy metal wasn’t what they were looking to hear. Overall, it is not a bad album for those who get Glenn’s style, but it wasn’t their best effort.
8. “Black Laden Crown.”
Return of Rock ranks the “Black Laden Crown” as the 8th best Danzig album of all time. The album dropped in 2017. It’s a hard-hitting album with an earthiness close to being primal. It takes you into another realm, with Danzig delivering high on a raw sound and giving it all he had vocally. The artwork on the album cover gives you an idea of what to expect with its dark theme that has an alluring quality.
7. “Circle of Snakes.”
“Circle of Snakes came out in 2004. The less experienced listener, lacking an understanding of Glenn Danzig’s methodology, may not understand that everything he does is intentional and every album is different. He’s not into repetition, so he’s going to change things up a bit. The overarching theme is heavy and dark, evidenced through “Skull Forrest” and “Hellmask,” delving deeper into that theme. You have to put some thought into the lyrics in most of his songs to derive some meaning from them. That’s how it is for the average listener. For some, the distortion in the music and lyrics resonates.
6. “Danzig 5: Blackacidevil.”
“Blackacidevil” is a clever title for the fourth-ranked Danzig album. It came out to the public on October 29, 1996, in DC, CS, and DD formats. It reached number 41 on US charts, selling over 124,000 copies in the US market. It was the fifth album released by Danzig.
5. “Danzig Deth Red Sabaoth”
This album dropped in 2010. The album reached number 35 in US charts for the year, but it didn’t sell many copies in the US market. Not many fans were into the music enough to purchase. Just under 12,000 copies sold in 2010. It is a good album, but the timing may have been off. We put it in the fifth position in agreement with Ranker’s posture.
4. “I Luciferi.”
“I Luciferi” came out in 2002, reaching number 158 on US charts. It came out under the Spitfire Records label in CD and DD formats, selling 45,000 copies. It was released in Germany the same year. The album was the seventh studio album released, following the same dark themes of “Without Light, I Am,” “the coldest Sun,” “Dead Inside,” and other tracks pointing to satanist beliefs, also including “Black Mass.”
3. “Danzig II: Lucifuge.”
The Nostalgia Spot ranks “Danzig II: Lucifuge” as the second-best album, but we moved it down a notch because of its chart ratings at number 74 the year of its release in 1990. It dropped under the Def American label in CD, LP, CS, and DD formats. The album sold more than 329,000 copies in the United States. Some would argue that it wasn’t the best album because it was a departure from Glenn’s usually distortion, but in retrospect, it’s typical Glenn Danzig to change things up.
2. “Danzig 4.”
Wikipedia reports that “Danzig 4” came out in October of 1994. “Danzig 4” describes the order of album releases as the fourth studio album the band released. The heavy metal album is notable as the final release that would feature all of the original members. The album came out on CD, LP, CS, and DD formats under the American Recordings label. It reached number 29 on the charts, selling more than 274,000 copies.
1. “Danzig III: How The Gods Kill”
“Danzig III: How The Gods Kill” dropped on July 24, 1992. The album reached number 24 on US music charts, making it Danzig’s number one album. It came out under the Def American record label in CD, LP, CS, and DD formats. The album sold more than 422,000 copies in the United States market. Based on its rankings in the charts, we place it in the number one position of all Danzig studio albums.