6:66 Satan's Child

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Danzig 6:66 Satan's Child
Cover to the standard edition of the album
Studio album by Danzig
Released November 2, 1999
Recorded 1998–1999
Genre Heavy metal, doom metal, industrial metal
Length 53:10
Label E-Magine
Producer Glenn Danzig, Pete Lorimer
Danzig chronology
Blackacidevil
(1996)
6:66 Satan's Child
(1999)
Live on the Black Hand Side
(2001)
Limited Edition cover by Martin Emond
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Blistering favorable [2]
Canoe.ca mixed [3]
College Music Journal favorable [4]
Exclaim! favorable [5]
Rock Hard (de) 10/10[6]

6:66 Satan's Child is the sixth studio album from Danzig. It was released in 1999 on E-Magine Records.

Music and recording[edit]

6:66 Satan's Child has a mostly industrial metal sound.[1] As with its predecessor Blackacidevil, several songs include effects-treated vocals.[7] It was the first Danzig album to be produced using digital recording methods,[8] as Glenn Danzig explained: “This record is the first time I've ever recorded my vocals digitally. I recorded with a mic and in a booth, but through a computer, and that's how the overdubs were done on this record as well. What I tried to do with this record is take all my favorite elements from Danzig 1 through 5, and the Thrall EP, put it all together and add a couple of new flavors.”[9]

The lyrical themes on the album include pain, evil and death.[10] "East Indian Devil (Kali's Song)" was written about the goddess Kali.[11]

Glenn Danzig originally wrote "Thirteen" for Johnny Cash, whose acoustic version appears on his 1994 American Recordings album.[12] Danzig recalled writing the song: "Suddenly one day in 1993 I was called and asked if I wanted to write a song for Johnny Cash. Of course! The original Man in Black! It was an honor. It took me about twenty minutes to write "Thirteen", which is my understanding of Cash and his career. Then I actually went down to him on his farm in Tennessee to teach him the song. He turned out to be a really nice man".[13] The song is a mournful dialogue of a life blighted by bad luck and misery.[12] Danzig's own version of "Thirteen" is gothic blues in style,[14] and is featured as the opening song in the 2009 film The Hangover.[15] "Thirteen" was covered by Mark Kozelek on his 2013 covers album Like Rats.[16]

A remixed version of "Belly of the Beast", called "underBelly of the Beast", appeared on the soundtrack to The Crow: Salvation in 2000. A remix of "Unspeakable" appeared on the soundtrack to the Grub Girl pornographic movie.[17]

"Five Finger Crawl" has appeared on the Nuclear Blast compilation albums Death Is Just the Beginning, Vol. 6 and Beauty in Darkness, Vol. 4, both released in 2000. It was also used for the opening theme of Xtreme Pro Wrestling's TV show, where Danzig bassist Josh Lazie was working at the time. Lazie most notably managed the wrestler Sabu, who used the song "Firemass" as his entrance theme in XPW.

Album title[edit]

Glenn Danzig has said of the album title: “This is Danzig's sixth, and the title was too great to resist”, in reference to the Number of the Beast, with the colon added to give the title a biblical spin.[18] Danzig has stated that the album title caused some controversy, with several retailers refusing to carry, promote or display it.[19]

Artwork and packaging[edit]

The regular album cover is by Simon Bisley. The limited edition cover is by Martin Emond and was initially only available via internet orders.[20]

A special edition of the album, distributed in Europe by Nuclear Blast, came with a Satan's Child cover art sticker and was packaged in a black jewel case.

Reception[edit]

  • College Music Journal – "On his sixth album 6:66 Satan's Child, Mr. Danzig keeps moving forward with his signature ideas. The album has belligerent riffage, effects-treated vocals, and doom 'n' gloom lyrics...Satan's Child is like a midnight ride in a hearse through a cemetery."[7]
  • Blistering – "A tightly-alloyed descent into the miasmic world below built on Glenn Danzig’s post-industrial musings, evil-dead harmony and plenty of aggression...Ultimately, 6:66 Satan’s Child is well written and convincingly delivered."[14]

Music videos[edit]

A music video was released for the song "Five Finger Crawl".

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Glenn Danzig. 

No. Title Length
1. "Five Finger Crawl"   3:38
2. "Belly of the Beast"   4:28
3. "Lilin"   6:31
4. "Unspeakable"   4:12
5. "Cult Without a Name"   4:39
6. "East Indian Devil (Kali's Song)"   4:03
7. "Firemass"   3:52
8. "Cold Eternal"   4:41
9. "Satan's Child"   3:30
10. "Into the Mouth of Abandonement" (sic) 4:37
11. "Apokalips"   4:45
12. "Thirteen"   4:12

Personnel[edit]

Danzig
Additional personnel
  • Producers: Glenn Danzig, Peter Lorimer
  • Engineers: Josh Abraham
  • Mixing: Jay Gordon, Amir Derakh, Glenn Danzig, Peter Lorimer, John X, Cameron Webb

Charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
position
Swedish Albums Chart[21] 59

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Prato, Greg. "6:66 Satans Child". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-09-08. 
  2. ^ "6:66 Satans Child". Blistering. Retrieved 2011-08-03. 
  3. ^ "6:66 Satans Child". Canoe.ca. Retrieved 2011-08-03. 
  4. ^ "6:66 Satans Child". College Music Journal. Retrieved 2011-08-03. 
  5. ^ "Danzig 6:66 Satans Child". Exclaim!. Retrieved 2013-04-25. 
  6. ^ Herz, Andreas. "Rock Hard review". issue 150. Retrieved 1 June 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Sciaretto, Amy (November 8, 1999). "Danzig: 6:66 Satans Child". College Music Journal. Retrieved 2010-09-08. 
  8. ^ Carnie, Dave (2000). "Danzig interview". Big Brother. Retrieved 2010-01-16. 
  9. ^ Gitter, Mike (December 1999). "Glenn Danzig interview". Metal Maniacs. Retrieved 2011-12-27. 
  10. ^ Stratton, Jeff (April 20, 2000). "The Devil Inside: Behold the Awesome Power of Danzig". Miami New Times. Retrieved 2010-05-06. 
  11. ^ "Glenn Danzig "Satan's Child"". The7thHouse. November 10, 1999. Retrieved 2010-08-02. 
  12. ^ a b Miller, Stephen. Johnny Cash: The Life of an American Icon. Omnibus Press. Retrieved 2010-07-22. 
  13. ^ "Danzig Interview". Futhermocker.dk. August 25, 2004. Retrieved 2013-11-17. 
  14. ^ a b Rajiva, Jay. "Danzig - 6:66 Satans Child". Blistering. Retrieved 2010-09-08. 
  15. ^ Christopher, Michael (June 18, 2010). "Danzig Darkens Troc Saturday". The Delco Times. Retrieved 2010-07-21. 
  16. ^ Bray, Ryan (February 19, 2013). "Like Rats". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 2013-03-13. 
  17. ^ "Glenn Danzig Company to Release Movie". KNAC. January 24, 2006. Retrieved 2010-07-22. 
  18. ^ Burk, Greg (October 29, 1999). "Lucifer Unchained: The Hooks and Books of Glenn Danzig". LA Weekly. Retrieved 2011-12-29. 
  19. ^ "Glenn Danzig chat". Trans World Entertainment. January 27, 2000. Retrieved 2011-12-30. 
  20. ^ Redmon, Jess (September 20, 1999). "Danzig: Satan's Child". AltRockWorld.com. Retrieved 2013-05-19. 
  21. ^ http://swedishcharts.com/search.asp?search=Danzig&cat=a