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The Eye

King Diamond

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Album Review

A disciple of Judas Priest's Rob Halford but definitely his own man, King Diamond favored goth metal that could be quite imaginative. Although blistering at times, the Scandinavian headbanger wasn't one to shy away from melody — something he definitely uses to his advantage on this riveting CD. A goth metal treasure focusing on witchcraft and the occult, The Eye wasn't nearly as successful as it deserved to be. Definitely heavier than pop-metal but certainly more melodic than thrash bands like Vio-Lence and Dark Angel, The Eye fell through the cracks. Nonetheless, it is highly recommended for headbangers who enjoy such fantasy metal as Judas Priest, Grim Reaper, and Iron Maiden.

Biography

Born: 1985

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s

Widely regarded as the finest vocalist in all of metal (who possesses a multi-octave range), theatrical rocker King Diamond first rose to prominence as a member of Mercyful Fate before launching a solo career on his own. Born Kim Bendix Petersen in Denmark on June 14, 1956, the future King Diamond was originally drawn to theatrically based hard rock due to such trailblazers as Alice Cooper, and soon began fronting local bands in the '70s, including a punk metal outfit called the Brats. Shortly thereafter,...
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The Eye, King Diamond
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  • 10,89 €
  • Genres: Rock, Music, Metal
  • Released: 1990

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