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Twenty-five years after the release of Abigail—one of the most acclaimed conceptual albums in the history of heavy metal—King Diamond revisited their most famous protagonist for a sequel, Abigail II: The Revenge. Far from being overwhelmed by the original album's looming reputation, the band appear completely re-energized by the return to their classic tale. Abigail II might be the group’s most explosive work since their '80s heyday, as proven by the onslaught of marauding songs that start the album, from “The Storm” to “Slippery Stairs.” As usual, leader King Diamond isn’t concerned with writing simple riffs as much as crafting entire environments. There are moments of atmospheric uncertainty and moments of climactic tumult, but as a whole the album is remarkably unified, with each song connected to those surrounding it. The big payoff comes in “More Than Pain,” in which Abigail enacts revenge on her evil father by putting glass in his food and setting him on fire while he chokes to death. As the band bring the music to a boil, leader King Diamond acts out all the roles with wicked gusto.

Customer Reviews

very good

Kind D is awsome as a vocalist, lyrisist, and story teller this is a very nice sequil to the first Abigail Album and i recomend both of them together. Like most other King albums you should buy the whole album and listen to it from start to finish because if you dont you wont get the story and the album wont make sence. (very good)

Utter Crap!

What happened, King? You have successfully failed with your last 3 or 4 albums. It is time to return to form and put out something worth listening to. Stop speaking your vocals and sing again. I think you are too worried about the story and not enough about the song. Want to tell a story? Write a book. Want to regain your fans? Write a song...

king diamond - abigail 2

this album has excellent story excellent vocals excellent guitar, the more I heard it the better it got , it was in my cd player for three months i think haha, of course i love king diamond anyways but i was skeptical of his newer stuff - not anymore - now i like this better then the older stuff .


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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Abigail II - The Revenge, King Diamond
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Rock, Music, Metal
  • Released: Jan 29, 2001

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