I am a Misfits fan. Like, a huge Misfits fan. Being able to see Doyle perform not only Misfits songs but songs off of his latest album Abominator is second to none in my book. Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein matched with Alex ‘Wolfman’ Story, Brandon Pertzborn and Brandon Strate creates a must see show full of energy.
The band performed a series of “love songs” that you could “dance to, if you’d like” (in the words of Alex Story). Opening the set was “Abominator” off the bands debut and most recent album, followed by more Doyle tracks like “Headhunter”, “Valley of Shadows” and “Dreamingdeadgirls”. The crowd really exploded when the band broke into Misfits songs, performing “Where Eagles Dare”, “Green Hell”, “Devilock” and a song that personally changed my life, “Skulls”. Alex Story does a great job at turning the Misfits songs that we all know and love with Glenn Danzig on vocals into his own unique tracks, adding personal touches here and there without jeopardizing the integrity of the songs. The rock and roll party really started when the band covered “Strutter” by Kiss, which was one of the most incredible things I have ever heard; they need to take that in the studio and record it for an album. Their version of “Strutter” was beyond amped up and full of energy- it was on a completely different level than the original and a definite highlight of the night. They closed out the night with “Hope Hell Is Warm”, leaving the stage after performing for just over an hour. I personally could have gone for another song…or five or six and so on and so forth however the band did not disappoint as they performed with the utmost of energy and power for the entirety of their set.
Doyle has recently announced another leg of this tour beginning in June, and I will definitely be attending another show or two on that run. As a Misfits fan, this is a show you don’t want to miss. Seeing Doyle live in concert allows you to hear your favorite Misfits songs and become more familiar with Doyle’s band, easily making you a fan of his work outside of the Misfits as well. It’s a win-win all around.