Genre: Heavy Metal / Black Metal
Label: Roadrunner Records
Number Of Tracks: 11
Its about a necklace called 'The Eye', of which when looked straight into takes you back to see everything the eye has seen.
metallicafan616, on june 05, 2009 0 of 0 people found this review helpful
Sound: As with most King Diamond albums this album features a storyline. Its about a necklace called 'The Eye', of which when looked straight into takes you back to see everything the eye has seen. It talks about the Torture of Jeanne Dibbasson and her execution, followed by a story about Madeleine, who joins a convent, and is seduced by Father David, whom dies the next day. Father Picard arrives and rapes some of the nuns and has them participate in rituals, by which they all slowly go insane. The album is filled with great guitar solos - one of which features the devil himself, drum fills, and memorable riffs and keyboard melodies. // 9
Lyrics: The lyrics, as usual by the King, are superb. They perfectly tell the story and imply all the gruesome details whilst still leaving space for your imagination, especially in The Meetings, within the last verse. The Vocals are a love hate thing, although as usual, King has only improved with how high he can go, and can use a range of different tones. The biggest difference between the vocals in this album compared to Them or Abigail, is how much softer and less peircing the vocals sound, there truly perfect. // 10
Overall Impression: I'd Personally say this is King's second masterpeice, along with Abigail (Them was a bit overrated...). Most albums have a structure where the songs get worse as you go along. Like most King Diamond albums the worst (although still amazing) songs are in the middle and it gets better towards the end. This was most notable in the album Them, although Abigail and Conspiracies were similar. I love how the keyboards are used to create a whole new level of atmosphere and creepiness compared to the last 2 albums and if this album were stolen I'd definitely buy it again! // 10