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KING DIAMOND where do I start?
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Vegeta



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tireheb wrote:
Start from the beginning. Fatal Portrait and onwards.


pretty much. albums after 'the Eye' are kinda hit'or'miss. the Puppetmaster,Give me your soul, and The Graveyard being the better of the post-"the Eye" albums
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dodens Grav wrote:
Realistically, a Mercyful Fate fan would be best served easing his way into King Diamond's solo works with the album that sounds most like Mercyful Fate, which would be Fatal Portrait. Timi Hansen and Michael Denner both play on the album. After that, you might as well go in chronological order. Personally, I wouldn't stop at The Eye. I think The Spider's Lullaby is a great and underappreciated album. In fact, I like every one of his solo works. Abigail II and House of God are probably my favorites from the later albums.


Spiders Lullabye has some pretty 'Mercyful Fate' moments on it. I just think the album shifts into 'meh' territory after 'Moonlight' - everything before that is A++

"from the other side" might be the most Mercyful Fate'ish song that MF never wrote!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No love for Voodoo?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Abigail. Start there. It's what I should have done. That album will kill you it's so good.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Piotr Sargnagel wrote:
Abigail. Start there. It's what I should have done. That album will kill you it's so good.

amen to that, incredible songs, incredible musicianship. this ticks all the boxes.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

not that it's a suggestion but

i started getting into all of it in a deeper way with "a dangerous meeting," the MF / KD compilation. from there went to THEM. and a little later dont break the oath. over time i got into everything he did in both bands prior to 1990. saw MF on the dead again tour tripping on LSD in 1998 or so. SO GOOD!

when i was a little kid i heard no presents for xmas and thought it totally ruled. id heard abigail around and some other things and loved all of it. but never dug in deeper until the compilation.

the king's got an extremely rich legacy. he's an inspiration to this day.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spectre wrote:
No love for Voodoo?


Fantastic album for the most part. It's a bit too long though.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aeonblade wrote:
spectre wrote:
No love for Voodoo?


Fantastic album for the most part. It's a bit too long though.

Far from fantastic. Boring album.
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I have this record and can someone tell me what it sounds like, please.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd start with Abigail straight onto Them and then into Conspiracy
King never released a bad one as far as I'm concerned, only Abigail II, Gimme your soul, and (yes that's right) The Eye lack a bit of the luster
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spectre wrote:
I always kind of liked Abigail II. It's been a long time since I heard it but I loved the dark vibe the album seems to have. Some really great songs on there. "Mommy" is a sleeper of a track.


Most definitely, gloomy and sinister. Songs like "The Storm", "Miriam", "Slippery Stairs", "Broken Glass",
"The Wheelchair" and the epic "Spirits" makes Abigail II more than worthy!


"I do like the dark though...."
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks to all for the help, according to most of you I begin with the first three and go on...
(and my wishlist gets so longer...)
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tireheb wrote:
Aeonblade wrote:
spectre wrote:
No love for Voodoo?


Fantastic album for the most part. It's a bit too long though.

Far from fantastic. Boring album.


Indeed.

It was actually that album that forced me to break up with the King on friendly terms. We had some post-relationship-sex with "House of God", but that was only a weak remembrance of better times.

Seriously, start chronological and stop after "The Spider's Lullabye", like every normal person with a decent taste in music does.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As others have already said; start at the beginning. Or just any of the 80s albums really.

I agree with the guys liking Abigail II. Great album! I was actually pretty disappointed when The Puppet Master came after that one...

Also, don't forget KD and Black Rose A Night of Rehearsal... It rules hard!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

klaw wrote:
Also, don't forget KD and Black Rose A Night of Rehearsal... It rules hard!


If one likes organ-driven 70ies Heavy Rock la Uriah Heep or Deep Purple, yes.

Otherwise not.

The BRATS were way better, IMHO.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stalinorgel wrote:
klaw wrote:
Also, don't forget KD and Black Rose A Night of Rehearsal... It rules hard!


If one likes organ-driven 70ies Heavy Rock la Uriah Heep or Deep Purple, yes.

Otherwise not.

The BRATS were way better, IMHO.

Sure, if you don't like 70s organ stuff you're gonna have bad time with Black Rose. I love it though!

And of course Brats are great too! Still need to get the 1980 album. I only have the Lost Tapes LP and that 81 rehearsal LP/7"
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