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King Diamond

Discussion in 'Old School Metal Discussion' started by sixxswine, Feb 28, 2003.

  1. The saYer

    The saYer thrashermetaller

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    King diamond, (be in his solo matl. or in mercyful fate) is G O D !!! He makes the best music and lyrics. #1 superstar! He's my hero. Better than all!
     
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    97reb doom classic

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    prefer MF, the musical style is a little more to my liking. the vocals are obviously very similar. I think what I like about the MF is the more raw sound.
     
  3. The saYer

    The saYer thrashermetaller

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    king is my hero. he is my #1 metalstar
    I recommend all his work, although he tripped a bit on dead again
     
  4. Psychonaut

    Psychonaut God Of Emptiness

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    I personally would rate The Spider's Lullabye an 8 out of 10. There are some wicked catchy songs on that one and I love the title track.
     
  5. sixxswine

    sixxswine rockandrollazine.blogspot

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    That's gotta get on my list then.
    What did you think of House of God?!
    I happen to really like that one.
    I think by far, his worst effort(that I have heard)
    has been Voodoo.
     
  6. sixxswine , check MF's The Beginning and Time . It's classic Mercyful Fate with a more proggy twist
     
  7. Psychonaut

    Psychonaut God Of Emptiness

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    Voodoo is also my least favorite. I did like House Of God a lot and I should break it and Abigail II out again. I've been hanging with Fatal Portrait, Them, Conspiracy, and The Spider's Lullabye for the last couple of weeks...
     
  8. sixxswine

    sixxswine rockandrollazine.blogspot

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    Dust off House of God! Great record. I haven't listened to Abigail 2 in a few either, great record.
    I have copies on cassette of Fatal, Conspiracy & Them at work. Listen to them at least once per week.
     
  9. oops , it's Into the Unknown instead of the beginning
     
  10. SLAYER85

    SLAYER85 Old School Youngin

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    isent king diamond black metal? like real old school genra inventing black metal?
     
  11. sixxswine

    sixxswine rockandrollazine.blogspot

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    I would consider him black metal, same with MF.
     
  12. I don't consider Mercyful Fate black metal . Yeah , it's huge influence but i think that the movement of black metal began with Darkthrone
     
  13. sixxswine

    sixxswine rockandrollazine.blogspot

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    Well, there you go then. Since I'm not a huge fan of that genre I'm not an authority.
    Thanks for setting me straight.:p
     
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    Huge King Diamond Fan! Conspiracy is my favorite. There are a few new bands out there as well that have an interesting take on what he was doing like Witherfall.

    I would say start with Fatal Portrait and listen all the way through to the newer stuff. It eases you into the change in production. Though some albums are better than others.
     
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    Yes! love this album with wicked songs like The Poltergeist, Room 17 and they saved the best for last, which is To The Morgue, I love the raw Black Sabbath like feel and heaviness to that song.
     
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    I personally fucking love King and Mercyful Fate. One of the first bands I really got in to and still my favorite to this day. I don't think he has a single album that I don't like at all. Favorite albums are probably Abigail, The Eye, and Fatal Portrait. The Spiders Lullabye and House of God are both pretty good, although I would have to say I enjoy Lullabye more out of those two. From the Other Side and Killer are both really catchy and entertaining songs. House of God's Intro track is pretty creepy, and Follow the Wolf always gets me pumped.
    I saw King live twice. Once in a small theater in Seattle, which was awesome because it was the first time I saw him, but the set was wierd and something felt off. Then I saw him again with Slayer at the 2015 Mayhem Festival, and that was fucking amazing. It was much better because it was a huge outdoor venue, lots of people, and the set was better and everything seemed perfect!
    To see him and Slayer at the same show was pretty amazing for me considering how young I am,being born in 1992 and all.
     
  17. Molasar

    Molasar The faster...The better

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    Love KD, never got into MF, have Melissa and find it boring (compared to KD).
    Abigail, Them and Conspiracy are classics, also like Voodoo
     
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    schenkadere Obey my dog!

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    That’s a great song!
     
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    schenkadere Obey my dog!

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    I’m a long time KD fan. I actually prefer his solo stuff to MF. And I guess I’m the only one who loves Give Me Your Soul. I think the guitar work is stellar and it has some great hooks. Abigail would be my favorite, but considering some of these posts I’m going to revisit Fatal Portrait!
     
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    I like Mercyful Fate the most, but King Diamond has some very great classic albums.
     

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