The Best Of King Diamond Review

artist: king diamond date: 06/01/2006 category: compact discs
king diamond: The Best Of King Diamond
Release Date: Sep 23, 2003
Label: Roadrunner
Genres: Thrash, Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal, Neo-Classical Metal
Number Of Tracks: 15
This fine release should remain an ideal introduction to the bizarre and idiosyncratic work of King Diamond.
 Sound: 10
 Lyrics: 10
 Overall Impression: 10
 Overall rating:
 9.9 
 Reviewer rating:
 10 
 Users rating:
 9.8 
 Votes:
 25 
review (1) 4 comments vote for this album:
overall: 10
The Best Of King Diamond Reviewed by: blackmetal619, on june 01, 2006
2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Sound: The sound on King Diamond's Best Of CD is great. It's basically the greatest songs since the beginning of King Diamond. It doesn't have any Mercyful Fate stuff on it, but it sounds much heavier. Andy Laroque has about 2 shredding solos in each song, which fit perfectly. The track list includes The Candle which is a great opener song, Charon, Halloween, No Presents For Christmas, Arrival, A Mansion In Darkness, The Family Ghost, Abigail, Welcome Home, The Invisible Guests, Tea, At The Graves, Sleepless Nights, Eye Of The Witch and Burn. // 10

Lyrics: The lyrics are great, classical King Diamond lyrics, mostly about his crazy grandma. The guitar work fits percfectly with the songs. King Diamond uses alot if his high pitch screaming vocals, and throws in some deeper vocals also. // 10

Overall Impression: This is my favorite King Diamond album. I also own "The Graveyard," but this is much better. I love everything about this album, but especially the guitar solos, Laroque uses a lot of harmonics, and whammy bar action. I would definately buy this album off eBay for $8 again. // 10

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