Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Yeah, yeah it's been a month. My bad.
If you've never heard Mercyful Fate, it's high time we remedied that. It's like Judas Priest doing a horror soundtrack, only a lot more badass than how lame that kinda sounds. The Denner/Shermann guitar duo is among the best in metal, the rhythm section is highly underrated, and King Diamond stands on his own in a vocal capacity. These are fluid, haunting tales of the dark, full of wailing vocal histrionics and distinctive, menacing melody.
I found this awesome bootleg live LP rip from their mid-90s reunion (circa the In The Shadows, I think record) somewhere in my internet wanderings. Enjoy.