My beloved Frau Punkinstein gave to me, for Christmas, the latest release from the Misfits, Devil's Rain
In short, it kicks ass.
My Misfits package included an all over T-shirt of the cover, a limited edition vinyl pressing of the album and a digital download of the same.
If Bruce Willis has taught us anything, it is that old dudes can kick ass and sell media. The idea that Jerry Only and company are gentlemen of middle age and still packing houses (with fans of all ages, I might add), makes me happy to no end.
Is it good?
I like it.
I've long enjoyed the Misfits for their pioneering of the horror movie themed, somewhat kitschy but never cheesy, punk rock vibe. Since Michale Graves left the group back in 2000, Jerry has been the main vocalist as well as the bass player, taking the 'Fits from a 4 man punk outfit to a tight power trio.
Now I've read reviews that say that people don't like Jerry's vocals. I do.
I liked Glenn Danzig's vocals (and liked them again in his subsequent post Misfits works) but then I'm the world's biggest Elvis fan, so how can I not like Glenn's vocals.
SIDEBAR- For people who don't realize it, I'm going to say it now, Glenn Danzig channels Elvis. Always has, and for that he is a great vocalist. I'd love to hear Glenn doing some Elvis tracks. -SIDEBAR
I liked Michale Graves's vocals as part of the Misfits and in his subsequent works (and I support the whole Conservative Punk thing).
I also like Jerry's vocals. Just because it is not Glenn Danzig does not mean it is not The Misfits and shit, even so, things evolve.
So, hell yes, new Misfits. I'm happy with it and recommend it.
Until next time, keep your pumpkins lit.