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Review: King Diamond - Masquerade of Madness
King Diamond
Masquerade of Madness

Label: Metal Blade Records
Year released: 2019
Duration: 4:16
Tracks: 1
Genre: Heavy Metal

Rating: 3.5/5

Review online: December 7, 2019
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Readers Rating
Masquerade of Madness

Rated 3.91/5 (78.18%) (11 Votes)

I don't review singles very often, but seeing as King Diamond hasn't released new studio stuff since 2007 (and don't get me started on the more than 20 years for Mercyful Fate), I figured, what the hell, why not.

At just over four minutes, this won't win any epic battle, but "Masquerade of Madness" shows that King Diamond still has what it takes to write good songs. If you're looking something that will wow you, well unless you're one of those people who scream like a little girl whenever one of your favourite bands releases something, I'm afraid you won't find anything groundbreaking here. With that said, it's a solid song in the classic King Diamond tradition with crunchy riffs, lots of melodies to suck you in, and King's voice is still in top shape. "Masquerade of Madness" hints at good things coming in the next full-length studio album.

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