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No Description Available. Genre: Popular Music Media Format: Compact Disk Rating: Release Date: 15-JUN-1999
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Genre: Popular Music
Media Format: Compact Disk
Release Date: 15-JUN-1999
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Robert B. from ROSWELL, GA
Reviewed on 10/27/2007...
This is my favorite Mercyful Fate CD. The first track ,Last Rites, is one of my favorite metal songs of all time.
Mercyful Fate isn't to every metal fans taste, but I am a huge fan of King Diamond and his heavy brand of storytelling.
I recommend this CD to any fan of early black metal.
A new direction for Mercyful Fate...
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm really glad that MF put this album out. I'm tired of the incessant comparison of every new MF album with MELISSA and DON'T BREAK THE OATH. Hell, DBTO was released over 15 yrs ago, and something would be very wrong with MF's creativity if they still sounded today like they did back then. I read an interview with King and Hank Shermann (in Metal Maniacs) and they explicitly said they're tired of everyone always saying, "This album isn't MELISSA," and that they've always wanted to try different directions with their sound. I admire them for finally taking broader steps, with 9, to move away from that ancient fan base that's still stuck in the early 80s. I mean, how many times can you possibly listen to MELISSA and DBTO? MF's fans should be grateful to have a band that continues to produce consistently high-grade music on an almost yearly basis (minus the breakup years). King Diamond himself has got to be one of metal's most creative and inspired artists. I admit that the lyrics on 9 sound kind of similar to other KD/MF songs, but his singing remains impressably innovative and incomparable. "Church of Saint Anne," "Sold My Soul," and "9" are vocal masterpieces. I also hope that Mike Wead will be allowed to contribute more music to the next MF album; his only composition, "9," stands out as the most twisted piece of music on the album. I think 9 will, with the proper exposure, garner MF more fans and the wider listening base that they have been so long in deserving."
We are Nine...
Draconis Blackthorne | The Haunted Noctuary | 03/20/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Musick at 100 mph, sudden drops & changes, special effects to accentuate the sonic experience, it's just Black Heaven! I particularly enjoyed "Kiss The Demon", which resembles some vampyric practices that I have come across. 'The Grave' seems to mock black sheep-types, in "bring your sacrifice....." to the graveyard, for desacration, intoxication, & fornication! 'Church of St. Anne' is a moving piece which carries some evocative aspects. It also speaks of a priest getting stoned by his own parishoners. 'House on the Hill' sounds very familiar, actually. The classic haunted house scenario done with eager anticipation.".....I don't believe in heaven, I don't believe in Hell, so save your god for someone else, or save him for yourself.....""