#1
I'm a really big MF and King Diamond and one thing I think that really stands out in his songs would be haunted house-like, music boxish melodies he has in a lot of his songs. How does one think up stuff like the intro to At the Graves or Shapes of Black, that vocal melody of The Candle or the organ parts from Eye of the Witch? Sure, lots of diminished and minor chords, chromatics and stuff like that is obvious, but I just feel like I'm missing something because I can't think up anything to achieve the kind of melodies he has. Is it a matter of scales? Or pure imagination and creativity?