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KP says: King Diamond - Dreams of Horror   Rating: Rating: 5/6   
Updated: 2015-01-31 18:13:30    Type:  cd review     English  View Comment Details   
Really nice 2 CD career-spanning compilation with 11 tracks from the Roadrunner albums and 12 tracks from the Metal Blade albums. There's a couple of songs from each of the albums from 1986's Fatal Portrait and up until 2007's Give Me Your Soul...Please.

I think they have done a great job selecting representative tracks from each album. Of course you could select almost every single song from Abigail [1987] or from my other favourite House of God [2000] but that is not the point with this collection. The songs flow nicely together even if the rather bad production and sound of Fatal Portrait makes it easily recognisable.

I guess this compilation is somewhat pointless if you already own all of the albums, but if you don't, here's a great entry point to the great world of one of Denmark's most well-known and influential musicians, even if a lot of people in his home country don't even know him or give him any credit. Well, that doesn't make King Diamond any less of a true heavy metal legend.

The booklet (yes! it comes with a booklet) contains liner notes for every song and all songs have been remastered.


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King Diamond - Dreams of Horror (cd review)
 
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