Famous Monsters

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Sporting the same lineup as on American Psycho (read: two members from the band's prime, but no Glenn Danzig), the reunited Misfits continue their questionable resurrection from the grave with Famous Monsters, titled after a '70s horror magazine. To their credit, the band does try to maintain a certain amount of variety in coloring its sonic palette, throwing in a little doo wop and rockabilly, and they do sound tighter than in the past. However, there's still no getting around the fact that Glenn Danzig was so intrinsic to the sound and direction of the original Misfits that Famous Monsters can't help but feel like an inferior, forced imitation much of the time.

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