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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Samhain - Initium

Marking the beginning of Glenn Danzig's transition from punk frontman of the Misfits to master of metal in Danzig, Samhain is most often overlooked by the casual listeners and, not surprisingly, often the most revered incarnations by hardcore Danzig fans and loyal followers.

This 1984 debut is, simply put, astoundingly good. Hard and fast as hell, yet much more focused than the Misfits last gasp, Earth A.D./Wolf's Blood, Initium largely abandons the "fun" of the former Misfits lyrics and sing-along song stylings for a deeper, darker sound. The record doesn't take itself too seriously, though, with such tracks as "All Murder, All Guts, All Fun" and an updated "Horror Biz" constantly reminding the listener that the Misfits weren't that far behind. Ever the definition of an individual, though, Danzig pioneered new territority with this record, maintaining a "signature sound," yet without repeating himself. He may not have singlehandedly created this genre (though he seems to have birthed it around the same time along with Slayer), but for a few short years he certainly made it his own.

Initium serves as not only an incredible stepping stone between groups, but more importantly as one of the finest albums to emerge from the punk/metal scene in the early 80s. (Year of Release: 1984)

Track List:
1. Initium/Samhain
2. Black Dream
3. All Murder, All Guts, All Fun
4. Macabre
5. He-Who-Can-Not-Be-Named
6. Horror Biz
7. Shift
8. Howl Archangel
9. Archangel

Download: Samhain - Initium
Download Size: 46.9MB


Anonymous said...


Zer0_II said...

I planned on posting some more Samhain albums since Halloween is coming up. I may end up uploading all of them, but if not which ones would you like to see?

Anonymous said...

Anything would be great, I just saw Danzig with Doyle from the Misfits a couple of weeks ago and they went off. Every since I've been on a hunt for all things Glennn Danzig, the man is genius. But if have 'Final Descent' by Samhain, that would be great. Cheers again for the great blog.

Zer0_II said...

I'll post Final Descent within the next week. I have just about everything Danzig has ever done with the Misfits, Samhain, Danzig etc. Just let me know if there is anything else you need.

Anonymous said...

great Samhain album - i like it for years. Novebre cominh Fite is strong and gothic too

Anonymous said...

im getting this just for cover hope its good...great blog keep it up man

Anonymous said...

dude wtf? reupload it with megaupload
and contact my ass! on youtube/anah123

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Anonymous said...

Could you post a new link for Samhain's "Initium" album? The link seems to be gone. Thanks!