If Ozzy Osbourne is the self-anointed Prince of Darkness, what does that make Glenn Danzig? The Duke of Doom, perhaps? Since the early 1980s with the Misfits and Samhain, then from 1988 with his eponymous band, the distinctive tenor of Glenn Danzig has driven his foreboding goth metal. I Luciferi
stays true to his successful, occasionally silly gloom-grind formula, as evidenced by song titles such as "Black Mass," "Naked Witch," and "Dead Inside." "Kiss the Skull" smacks of Marilyn Mansons militant "Beautiful People," though its not as memorable, while the funeral, churchy, Type O Negative-like "The Coldest Sun" and the scorching "Halo Goddess Bone" are two more standouts. "Without Light, I Am" is a suitably spooky closer to this surprisingly strong showing. -- Katherine Turman
The untouchable legacy will undoubtedly be strengthened with this 2002 release on Spitfire Records. 13 tracks including 'Black Mass', 'Liberskull', 'Naked Witch' & 'Halo Goddess Bone'.