Danzig 5: Blackacidevil

E-Magine Records
Release date
8 Feb 2000
Running length
13 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 7th House 3:44 9,043
2 Blackacidevil 4:24 8,768
3 See All You Were 5:02 7,697
4 Sacrifice 4:31 8,334
5 Hint of Her Blood 5:02 8,118
6 Deeper 4:15 3,138
7 Serpentia 6:40 7,092
8 Come to Silver 4:00 7,959
9 Hand of Doom: Version 2:52 2,327
10 Bleedangel 4:13 3,031
11 Power of Darkness 3:20 7,402
12 Ashes 5:31 7,637
13 Don't Be Afraid 4:25 2,465

About this album

Danzig 5: Blackacidevil is the fifth full-length album from Danzig. It was released in 1996 on Hollywood Records, and was reissued on E-Magine Records in 2000 with three extra tracks and a new album cover by Martin Emond.

The album is a landmark as the first Danzig album recorded after the demise of the “classic” lineup featuring John Christ, Eerie Von, and Chuck Biscuits; only the band’s leader, songwriter/vocalist Glenn Danzig remained, joined by drummer Joey Castillo, who had joined the band late in 1994 after Biscuits’ departure. This was the only Danzig album to feature Joseph Bishara, who has also provided keyboards and programming for 16 Volt. Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains) plays guitar on tracks 3, 7, and 8 (tracks 3, 8, and 9 of the reissue). Aside from these contributions, Danzig himself plays nearly all the instruments on the remainder of the album.

Blackacidevil was widely criticized for its apparent shift from heavy metal to industrial rock, though Danzig himself has repeatedly downplayed such assessments, noting that the album draws on much more than just industrial influences. Some fans consider the change a blatant attempt at making a commercially accessible release, while others consider it a natural progression from the style of Danzig’s earlier project, Samhain. The album was not well received by fans and as of 2007 had sold 124,000 copies.

It is also the first album recorded after Danzig’s departure from producer Rick Rubin’s record label, American Recordings.

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  • ju4np1

    An outstanding record, indeed but I can't help to wonder, how it would have sounded with Justin Broadrick involvement

    23 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Samhain218

    The live versions of this songs are total chaos! I think that me main flaw of this album is the production. The album would be twice as better if it had the sound like 6:66. But the 2000 version is worth the listening. It has great new songs, like Ashes.

    19 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Idiots-Rule

    I love Danzig, but this (is the only) album by him I don't understand. I love his open-minded thinking, but this album has very few songs I like. However, the few songs I do like either evolves into something not-so-good, or doesn't evolve at all and instead become repetitive and boring.

    17 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Jim_Lithium

    Way better than most people would want you to believe. Sure it's a drastic departure from what came before but it's still good in it's own right.

    19 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Crystalseth

    I like this album alot...its pretty different from all the others mainly because it has a hudge industrial theme to it.

    13 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Croconaw-159

    The reason why I like Danzig so much is because he does whatever the hell he wants to, and does something unique with each album. I have to say I really do like this album, it's not my favorite of theirs, but it's still good.

    10 Feb 2011 Reply
  • PabloFromPoland

    What a terrible album... The only good songs are "Sacrifice" and "Deeper", but both sound like Nine Inch Nails, not Danzig.

    4 Jan 2011 Reply
  • traptunderice

    I approve. The guy makes a shit album for his own standards and it's still one of my favorite. An interesting rebound having started from scratch and trying to lead into a new direction. It has some low points but definitely some high points (Hand of Doom, Sacrifice, 7th House, Blackacidevil).

    21 Nov 2010 Reply
  • ryan-s

    Love this album.

    8 Sep 2010 Reply
  • BobiScarecrow

    I actually really like it.

    1 Jul 2010 Reply
  • KaneRobot

    Every once in a while I come back to this one - I actually don't mind it now. 7th House, Sacrifice, See All You Were, Come to Silver, the Hand of Doom cover, and Ashes are all good.

    24 Jun 2010 Reply
  • JohnLithium

    Really not that terrible, although Cantrell's contributions are the only interesting elements.

    29 May 2010 Reply

    Why does this album have two covers?

    5 May 2010 Reply
  • Deput666

    I like industrial metal, but this is fucking crap! Danzig from I to IV is awesome, but this... Srsly, WTF is going on?

    27 Feb 2010 Reply
  • sennzz

    it's definitely not my cup o' tea. it's way too industrial...

    13 Nov 2008 Reply
  • mussoliniatecam

    I actually enjoyed this album. Blackacidevil and Hand of Doom were spectacular.

    20 Aug 2008 Reply
  • Samzig

    maybe Danzig's worst, but still awesome. Sacrifice is one of my all time favourite Danzig tracks. Bleedangel is terrific too, on the re-issue.

    10 May 2008 Reply
  • KaneRobot

    The worst Danzig album, but it has some redeeming songs. The Sabbath cover is kind of cool. Ashes is awesome.

    3 Jan 2008 Reply
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