This is a very Decent album, its not his best, but it still rocks and is worth listening to a lot, It pretty much has the same feel as 7 (I Luciferi), which is good, as a long time Danzig fan (as well as Misfits & Samhain) I am happy with the direction Danzig has gone on "7" and "Circle of Snakes", I was not a fan of "Blackacidevil" or "Satans Child", though each of those albums had its share of great songs, personally I prefer 1-4, but I know he cant keep making the same record over and over again so its gotta change somehow, and the style hes got now (and with 7) is great, it reminds me of Samhains "Final Decent".
I've only listened to it 2 times so far but right now the songs "1000 devils reign", "Hellmask", "When we were dead", and "Black angel, White Angel" really stand out for me.
"Black Angel, White Angel" sounds like classic Danzig and is probably the best on the album,
there were no songs that I didn't like, some were better than others, The Lyrics are FINE, despite what others say. and I read some people saying that the pictures in the booklet were stupid, well to me there is nothing wrong with half-naked chicks, especially on a Danzig album.
The only thing I have a problem with is some of the production and mixing, on one hand its great because its raw, and unpolished, but on the other hand theres too much bass in the mix, when I crank it up the lows just rumble a little too much and take away from the songs, like some of the double-bass parts of the drums and especially the guitar solos could use some more definition, or just be clearer, they kind of get lost in the mix, and the vocals on "Hellmask" sound like they could have been mixed better. BUT those aren't that big of a deal, the album still rocks.
If you like 7, you will definetly like this one, take it from a real Danzig fan, don't listen to the people who say "1-3 are the only good albums", those are the same people that say 4 is techno, when anybody who's ever heard 4 could tell you that its not one bit techno. don't listen to them. this is a good album and any fan of Danzig will not be disapointed.