Yes, the sound is very different from the first four Danzig cds, but change is not bad!! As a fan of heavy music like slayer, cannibal corpse, rage against the machine, soulfly, and In Flames, it was an easy transition for me to listen to this new style and I recommend it to any fan of Danzig. The music is heavy and catchy and gets the blood pumping! If anything we need more of these cds! If you like the original Danzig, which is also awesome, check out his other band Samhain, although not the same, it is closer to that old Danzig sound then the Misfits.