Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein is the former guitarist for the legendary band known as “Misfits.” His former band is known as one of the most influential horror-punk bands of all time. However, he has decided to venture on his own and he just released a new album entitled, “Abominator.” The darker themes of murder, disembowelment and necrophilia make this album unsuitable for children, but perfect for horror-punk enthusiast. The level of punk and rock expertise on this album is on par with a “Misfit” album, but with a fresh twist.
From the master guitar playing to the unique and memorable melodies, Doyle may have outdone himself on this album. The riffs and guitar play on “Abominator” were so impressive and unlike anything I have heard before. This was the perfect album for any punk fans and rock fans to listen too because of all the head banging and mosh-pit goodness. My favorite songs were “Learn to Bleed,” “Headhunter,” and “Valley of Shadows.” It felt like the only pace for this album was fast and hard rock from the first song to the end. It felt like there was some familiarity to it because it was Doyle from “Misfits,” but it also felt like something new because it was all Doyle from “Misfits.” Either way, it was not a bad thing no matter how you look at it.
To add to the hard hitting instrumentals, the vocals and the lyrics were also really good on the album. Even though the themes were more adult-oriented, Doyle manages to go deep into each subject on each song. The vocals blended perfectly with the instrumentals and the lyrics were methodically thought out to make each song a complete masterpiece. If you were or are a “Misfits” fan, I highly recommend checking out “Abominator” because this was a well-crafter album. For those reasons, I am giving this album a “B.”