Though it can't really be The Misfits without GLENN DANZIG's amazing crooning and songwriting, try holding on to that prejudice after hearing the crunch and pummel of the band's first LP in 14 years. DANIEL REY's produced, and Nevermind NIRVANA mixer/Bad Religion's Stranger Than Fiction producer ANDY WALLACE ferociously mixed. With their treatment, songs such as "Walk Among Us' and "The Haunting" are just a few of the tunes that bring back the thrill of 1982's Walk Among Us. Most of the cuts even reuse the "wooah-wooahs" that were the band's trademark. New singer MICHALE GRAVES is a good find for a difficult position, and bassist JERRY ONLY and his guitarist brother DOYLE (much improved in the years since he replaced BOBBY STEELE) present an airtight case they they were the Misfits sound as much as Danzig, and can recreate it at will. In fact, this LP should have been the follow-up to Walk Among Us instead of that awful Earth A.D./Wolsblood hardcore mess that effectively ended the orignal band's career in 1983, when Danzig split off to form SAM HAIN on the way to a solo metal career. The Misfits return to New York stages is a brilliant, mega-scary sight!
AllMusic Review by Jack Rabid