Danzig's first album of new material in six years stays true to its creator’s punk roots by returning to the sludgy, borrowed amplifier cacophony of Samhain and Legacy of Brutality-era Misfits. Deth Red Sabaoth sounds like what a lot of the Samhain/Misfits fans wanted the group’s 1988 debut to be: a raw, dirty, D.I.Y. collection of comic book-inspired violence, thrust together by the unholy union of punk and metal.
Where's Rick Rubin when you need him? Lead-off "Hammer of the Gods" misses his flat sonic anvil in the separation of oracle from ocean, though succeeding burp gun "The Revengeful" discharges like one of the überproducer's concrete beatings. "Black Candy" licks its amorous snarl with more fuzzy tongue but also a tart melodic center to go with the rest of Deth Red Sabaoth. Oil fire guitars ("Ju Ju Bone"), Sabaoth ("Night Star Hel"), and 10 combined minutes on a pair of fiery "Pyre of Souls" means Deth.