GUITAR WORLD, 1/97 ------------------ INDUSTRIAL WASTE by Chris Gill 2 stars (of 4) DANZIG Blackacidevil HOLLYWOOD Abandoning his punky metal demon persona, Glenn Danzig reinvents himself as an industrial baron on his fifth album, BLACKACIDEVIL. Too bad Danzig didn't take a closer look at similar follies that have failed, such as Rob Halford's recent misguided industrial-lite outfit. Although Jerry Cantrell of Alice In Chains contributes heavy riff to three songs, most notably a cover of Black Sabbath's "Hand Of Doom," this industrial-by-numbers album is bogged down by Danzig's monotonous guitar playing, unimaginative grooves and feeble Jim Morrisonisms. The album starts with two fuzztone-driven, blatant Ministry rip-offs: "7th House," with a vocal melody lifted from White Zombie's "Electric Head Pt. 1 (The Agony)" (which in turn was stolen from "Attack Ships" by [Al] Jourgensen's side project, the Revolting Cocks), and "Blackacidevil," featuring a drum pattern filched from Ministry's "Stigmata." With its pulsing bass drum and synth line, "Sacrifice" is disco Danzig. Here, the singer hammers obvious Nine Inch Nails references into listener's brains with thinly veiled [Trent] Reznor-inspired lines such as "I want to look into your other face" ("I want to fuck you like an animal") and "Under the downward side" (DOWNWARD SPIRAL, perhaps?). By the time the album reaches the sampled porno moans on "Serpentia," it's obvious Danzig couldn't even ignite a bucket of gas with a spark of the imagination that inspired this album.