Genuinely shocking or tasteless, campy fun? It was sometimes hard to tell which way the Misfits wanted to be taken, and the immense cult following that has grown up in the years after their actual existence (1977-1983) seems divided in its own assessment. Glen Danzig who certainly posseses one of the most recognisable voices in hardcore punk had a penchant for catchy, anthemic melodies, often delivered at warp speed, and his lyrical obsession with grade-B horror films and splatter imagery helped the Misfits build a rabid posthumous following. Glen left the band in late 1983 and went on to form Samhain with bandmate Eerie Von in an attempt to pursue a more frightening musical direction to support his lyrics; Samhain eventually metamorphosed into the much more successful Danzig. The Misfits are still around today in some form or another with just about anyone who is anyone in the world of punk pitching in to lend a hand.