The Misfits- The Devil’s Rain
by Reggie Edwards
The latest release from The Misfits, The Devil’s Rain, is a bittersweet experience to listen to.
The Misfits have one of the most dedicated followings ever in the music industry and are downright legendary. That’s why when founder and front man Glenn Danzig left the band, their fans will not consider them to be The Misfits.
Now that bass player and longtime member Jerry Only is the new lead singer, and only longtime member left in the band, it is hard to consider them The Misfits.
This is unfortunate because The Devil’s Rain is a pretty solid album, especially with it being the first the band has released since 1999’s Famous Rockers.
Even though the band has been through a lot of lineup changes over the years and it just isn’t the same having Only on lead vocals instead of Danzig.
As a record in general, it’s really good, and even as a Misfits album, it’s pretty good. It has a lot of the same elements and themes you would expect from them and if you didn’t know anything about the band you would think nothing has changed.
All-in-all, I really liked this one. From the get-go, the title track (and opening track) had me interested and into it. The entire record has the typical dark horror-themed lyrics and all-around Misfits sound we’ve all grown to love.
Release Date: October 4, 2011 (Misfits Records)