King Diamond and Mercyful Fate

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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

November 22nd, 2007, 6:15 pm #11

the Probot song with Dave Grohl was called Sweet Dreamsi liked a lot of other tunes off that disk more tho...Centuries of Sin with chronosRed War with max cavaleraShake Your Blood with lemmySilent Spring with kurt brechtandBig Sky with tom warriorI thought were all better tunesbut yeah, i agree - the Probot album was pretty good
My biggest issue with King's song was that it was quite slow...I was hoping for something a little more upbeat...but it was nice to see Dave give props to all the bands that brought heavy music (to varying degrees) closer to the mainstream...
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Joined: February 23rd, 2007, 2:30 pm

February 10th, 2008, 5:40 am #12

Abigail was by far my favorite, Chivas - from the rip-roaring 'A Mansion in Darkness' to the brilliant 'The Family Ghost', and from the stunning orchestrations, acoustics and sound effects of 'The 7th Day of July 1777' to the epic finale that was 'Black Horsemen', this album, in my opinion, is King's magnum opus, and few exercises in goth metal storytelling can top it. He's in the running for a Best Metal Performance Grammy for 2008 - I've kept my fingers as crossed as his bone microphone stand in hope of a win for a long, long time.
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Joined: February 23rd, 2007, 2:30 pm

February 12th, 2008, 5:37 am #13

Darn it - King lost out to Slayer. Grammy or no Grammy, though, he'll always be a winner in my eyes.
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ratman
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Joined: February 24th, 2007, 11:52 pm

February 13th, 2008, 8:52 pm #14

Don't fret Nacht- Grammy winners aren't always deserving. The Beatles only won about 4 their entire carreer. And their combined group and individual sales probably double anyone else on the planet (besides maybe Elvis).
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UBPClaw
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Joined: February 24th, 2007, 6:07 am

May 17th, 2008, 5:33 pm #15

Wow, didnt expect to see any discussion on here bout Fate fans on here. Ive been listening to king Diamond and Mercyful fate since High School. The Eye was my first album and I can still listen to that Abigail, and Them over and over.
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Joined: February 23rd, 2007, 2:30 pm

May 17th, 2008, 6:45 pm #16

Thanks, Ratman.Yet another Diamondbanger among the crew - awesome. I love The Eye, Claw - highlights for me are 'Burn', 'Behind These Walls' and 'Eye of the Witch'. But yeah - in my opinion, the best single King Diamond number of all time will always be 'The Invisible Guests' - rip-roaring guitar solos, menacing bassline, awesome drum work and spine-chilling vocals telling one scary story... that song has it all. You on CovenWorldWide by any chance, man?
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UBPClaw
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May 17th, 2008, 7:08 pm #17

Na, I dont do messageboards so much. This is really my only one, and I dont come here near as much as I used to, and Im only on my myspace about once a month lol. I agree with Johnny, that song with Probot was fucking killer.
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

July 12th, 2008, 10:26 pm #18

I actually haven't heard a whole lot of Mercyful Fate, which I should be ashamed of, because they are such an influential band in metal music. I have heard Abigail by King Diamond and thought it had some great moments. I'm the kind of guy that needs to listen to something several times before it entirely sinks in...and I haven't really done that with KD's solo stuff.
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

July 12th, 2008, 11:03 pm #19

Curse of the Pharoahs - yes, that's the one! A killer song in every sense of the phrase, and one of my all-time favorites! Metallica are longtime admirers of Mercyful Fate, and often perform lengthy medlies of the legendary black metal ensemble's tunes at live shows, to stunning effect.*sings* Away out in Egypt in the Valley of Kings... *air guitars*
Nacht, et al - I learned about Mercyful Fate and King Diamond via Metallica. I haven't got to listen to all of their albums, but what I have heard, I've liked. I believe the name of the song mentioned above is 'Mercyful Fate' - one of my favorites off of their Garage, Inc. album.AuthUser
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Roz
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Joined: February 6th, 2008, 1:48 am

July 12th, 2008, 11:24 pm #20

Mercyful Fate and King Diamond are great.MF guitars are so complex and KD has such range.I was going to see KD this summer but it was cancelled due to his back problems.
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