White Teeth Rebellion by The Vice. Swedish band The Vice's whip up a vicious frenzy of intense metal and energetic hard rock. Enlightened In Eternity by Spirit Adrift. The Australian metallurgist helms one of the harshest bands on the planet, balancing catchy melodies with unrelenting sonic violence.
Bandcamp Album of the Day Jul 15, Them by King Diamond. I grew up with this album, I love the way King's story is on here with Andy's guitar work always so badass. Honestly I've probably listened to this album over 50 times.
Don't Break the Oath by Mercyful Fate. Even later bands were persecuted by outsiders of the genre for perceived Satanism Iron Maiden, for example. Mercyful Fate took the genre's dark lyrical themes a step further. Their debut album, Melissa, touched on a variety of occult topics, including witchcraft and sacrifice. This made the band incredibly controversial, landing them on the PMRC's filthy fifteen a list of songs deemed by them to be the most offensive. Of course, as most fans know, King Diamond WAS an actual Satanist, which made their music seem that much more sinister.
Don't Break the Oath is Mercyful Fate's second studio effort, and my personal favourite. Review I recall that the first song from the album I listened to was Come to the Sabbath. The mix of technical and fast riffs, King's dynamic voice, and the lyrical atmosphere stuck instantaneously, and I found myself listening to the song over and over again. King Diamond's voice was probably the first thing that appealed to me.
His voice, however, possessed a more sinister quality than Halford's did. Another highlight of the band are the guitars. Really delete this comment? Yes No. A Dangerous Meeting. Come To The Sabbath. Desecration Of Souls.
Night Of The Unborn. A Dangerous Meeting Tonight the circle is meeting again Who will be the first to fall in trance In here nobody is sensing the rain Tonight the spirit will glance So as they're approaching ghostly hour Seven people here are joining hands They think they know the spirit to appear Contact, the table starts to dance Time is standing still It's a dangerous meeting They're gonna get themselves killed [SOLO: M.
DENNER] Tonight the circle is broken forever Seven people dead within a trance In here nobody is sensing the rain Tonight seven souls are reaching hell Time was standing still The meeting is over Their journey is on Oh, they should have known Not to play with the powers of Hell Some people have lost their way Some people have lost their mind 2. Nightmare Am I awake or is this just a dream?
I had a nightmare, some sort of vision I was stuck in an empty room When the black book appeared The lights were dim but the face in the book Was in daylight Eyes of fire staring at me It's the eyes of a woman And see on her spirit Steppin' out of the book [Solo: M.
Denner] I hear her callin' for her coven to come There's a light in the doorway Entering shadows whose number is 13 They do the sign of devil's seed I'm in the middle of a magic ring Somebody tell me what's going on "Only we know the secret Of the curse that you bear" Listen, they sing, the coven sings Night after night, hear them sing Now they're still here, I can hear them again Night after night, I have this dream "You're only living on borrowed Time from your life" [Solo: H.
Best viewed without Internet Explorer, in x resolution or higher. Here it is, boys and girls, the transition of heavy metal from a rebellious godchild of rock-and-roll to a religious philosophy. But what happens when a band decides that they no longer wish to ward off Lord Satan, as the protagonist in "Black Sabbath" did, but instead choose to embrace him with open arms, sulphuric smell and all?
You get Mercyful Fate, that's what. This record is, of course, not Fate's debut; that would be Melissa, which began the long years of refinement to the Fate formula. But where Lucifer himself was addressed only in a very few tracks on that album, and directly only on the appropriately-titled "Satan's Fall", one is here immersed in deviltry and diabolism of all stripes, beginning with the very first cut, "A Dangerous Meeting".