King Diamond Live shows his brilliance
Darryl Keck | Midwest, USA | 05/01/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Live in 87 shows what I consider the peak in King Diamond's career. I love these songs from Abigail live. My only reason for not giving it 5 stars is the foolish ommisions of "The Black Horsemen" and "A Mansion in Darkness" which are two of his finest moments. I'd love to hear them live, but despite, this is excellent highlighting the brilliant guitaring of Andy LaRocque who I consider the "Rhoads of the late 80's". Great album from a great band that stands the test of time even today."
Darryl Keck | 05/20/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD is for diehard fans. I like the raw sound of some of my favorite King Diamond songs here, a nice change from the polished recordings on the studio albums. Why Mansion was ommitted from the track list, who knows? I've wanted this CD for a long time to complete my collection, and I finally got it here. It might be deleted, so if you want this, get it now or never maybe. No store could order this for me. It's nice to have a complete collection. If you like this, track down the Bell Witch EP of Mercyful Fate, King's other excellent band. Hail to true metal!"