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Review: King Diamond - House Of God
King Diamond
House Of God

Label: Metal Blade Records
Year released: 2000
Duration: 51:36
Tracks: 13
Genre: Heavy Metal

Rating: 4.5/5

Review online: July 8, 2000
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Readers Rating
House Of God

Rated 3.88/5 (77.56%) (41 Votes)

The King's back!  After last year's release of Mercyful Fate's "9", we are once again treated with a great album by King Diamond.  His latest opus is a concept album, which some have already commented as being obscure and disturbing.  I'd say this is true to some extent - obscure, yes... disturbing, a little -, but I can say it will probably make you ask yourself a few questions.

I am impressed as to how the lyrics, or the story for that matter, blend in so well with the overall musical feeling of the album.  I'm not sure whether it just happens to be a coincidence or if this was planned from day one, but it sure is effective no matter how they did it.  The album is good on the first listen and you'll like it even more as you listen to it attentively.  This is definitely one album worth listening to over and over, as the usual musicianship is alive and kicking, and King Diamond's vocals are, well, they're King Diamond's vocals!! :)  Add to this very well-crafted lyrics, and this is one of the best concept albums I've heard in a while.

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