Misfits
Earth A.D.


5.0
classic

Review

by Pizza USER (6 Reviews)
January 15th, 2006 | 36 replies | 21,575 views


Release Date: 1983 | Tracklist


1 of 2 thought this review was well written

The Misfits � Earth A.D.

The Misfits � a classic punk rock band started in April of 1977 in the town of Lodi, New Jersey. Singer of the band, Glenn Danzig, and bass player of the band, Jerry Only, were the men that started The Misfits. Jerry�s little brother, Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein also get the band started with his guitar playing. They got the name of The Misfits from Marylin Monroe�s last movie which, of course, was called The Misfits. The great band still exists today, only with a little bit different lineup than what it once was. But that was much later on than the album known as Earth A.D.

Earth A.D. is the third Misfits release, following Walk Among Us (another great album) and Evilive. This album was released on Caroline Records and produced by The Misfits and Spot.

The Misfits Are/Were:
Glenn Danzig � Vocals
Jerry Only � Bass
Doyle � Guitar
Robo � Drums

This album is straight forward punk, with a horror feel thrown into it, since it mainly talks about things that would be coming straight out of hell. The songs are fast and vicious, but also very well put together. Some start with horrifying sounds like �Earth A.D.�, �Death Comes Ripping�, and �Bloodfeast�. This definitely helps give off the feel of how the song is going to be spooky. All of the songs have very fast drumming which helps to add to the punk part. Very solid stuff that keeps you in tune with the song. The part in the beginning and end of �Death Comes Ripping� is great, a little drum fill that sounds cool. Glenn�s voice is amazing on this album, with a sort of fast angry howl and a scream at times. He has a one of a kind voice. The part on �Mommy, Can I Go Out And Kill Tonight� when he says �Mommy, Can I Go Out And Kill Tonight?!� in the middle of the song when all of the instruments stop is a great part in the album. The guitar work is done very well and gets you pumped up. Very fast and distorted, and also flawless. The bass work is also done very well, backing everything up persistently. The background vocals which appear are pretty much every song really add to the songs, and they serve their purpose well. The �whoa��s on �Death Comes Ripping� are great. A great addition to the already great vocals of each song.

The Misfits Earth A.D. is a definite classic for being a great, catchy punk album. There are no flaws on it at all; great guitar, vocals, bass, and drums. Many people say that punk music gets very boring very fast because of the basic drumming and guitar work with power chords. That is not the case with Earth A.D. with its spooky lyrics and creative guitar riffs with the fast drumming underneath it. Danzig�s voice never gets old, even though it may take a few listens to get used to. But once you are used to it, you will think it is absolutely amazing.

This album is well loved by fans of The Misfits, especially those who like their older stuff. I would recommend getting this if you are into punk music, mainly older and faster. Fans of Black Flag, old AFI, and other older hardcore punk bands would like this album. If you want to try downloading a few songs first, then I would suggest downloading �Death Comes Ripping�, �Green Hell�, and �Bloodfeast�. Truly a must have.

Song Ratings:
Earth A.D. 4.5/5
Queen Wasp 4.5/5
Devilock 4.5/5
Death Comes Ripping 5/5
Green Hell 5/5
Mommy, Can I Go Out And Kill Tonight 4.5/5
Wolfs Blood 4.5/5
Demonomania 4.5/5
Bloodfeast 5/5
Hellhound 4/5
Die Die My Darling 4.5/5
We Bite 4.5/5



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Comments:Add a Comment 
SyphonAss
January 15th 2006



141 Comments


good review. The first line of your seconed paragrah says is all "this album is stright forward punk"

Pizza
January 15th 2006



687 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i forgot to fix that again. last time i forgot but i fixed it, then everything got deleted and i forgot to save the change. thanks though

AlienEater
January 26th 2006



716 Comments


they had a sort of reunion. it had one misfit, marky ramone and chuck lebowski or something. reunions suck normally

Pizza
January 26th 2006



687 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yeah they do. it would be cool to just go back in time and have them make some more songs

AlienEater
January 26th 2006



716 Comments


Yeah
The only problem would be that they probably would write bad music if they hated each other (i assume thats why they split up)
oh and time travels impossible.

Pizza
January 26th 2006



687 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

im just saying if it was possible, it would be cool

norcalsickboy
January 30th 2006



8 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

awesome, album! classic!

tom79
March 4th 2006



3367 Comments


Good albumThis Message Edited On 04.13.07

Digging: Spoon - They Want My Soul

fiendclub138
March 8th 2006



3 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

this album is 1 of the best misfits albums but walk amoung us is the best thoThis Message Edited On 03.08.06

Pizza
March 8th 2006



687 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

walk among us is another classic by these guys, but i'd have to say i like earth a.d. better

NoMoreDiminishedChords
July 1st 2006



8 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I thought this album defined the band more than any other album.

tiaretahiti
August 4th 2006



11 Comments


damn right they need a reunion, ill shit my pants if they had a reunion with the dead kennedys.

BallsToTheWall
October 13th 2007



44194 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Monster album. Mommy Can we go out and kill, Devillock, Death Comes Ripping, and Die Die My Darling are sickness.

Digging: My Chemical Romance - Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge

flamethisuser
April 6th 2008



395 Comments



damn right they need a reunion, ill **** my pants if they had a reunion with the dead kennedys.


That'd be a pretty hollow show.

Phatwoodz
January 2nd 2009



7 Comments


ahah i have this album on vinyl! it was a christmas present
my favourite tracks are Death comes Ripping and BLOODFEAST is really good!

ConorMichaelJoseph
January 10th 2009



1870 Comments


Die, Die, Die My Darling!
Don't utter a single word!

Classic Misfits

BallsToTheWall
January 10th 2009



44194 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I got something to say, I killed your baby today, it doesn't matter much to me as long as it's dead. Sweet lovely day.
Taken from Last Caress. Misfits forever.

Phantom
January 10th 2009



8930 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I got something to say, I raped your mother today, and it doesn't matter much to me as long as she's spread.

Thought I'd lower the tone.This Message Edited On 01.10.09

fireaboveicebelow
January 10th 2009



6837 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

wrong cd but who cares Misfits rule

Phantom
January 10th 2009



8930 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I was just following on from what Balls said. I know it's not this album



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