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"Melissa" is the full-length debut for legendary Danish proto black / heavy metal band Mercyful Fate.

Released in 1983, "Melissa" featured a unique sound for that time which was somewhere between early Judas Priest and the darker dirges of Black Sabbath chocked with a haunting and brooding evil atmosphere, aggressive musicianship, high pitched shrieks and falsettos and lyrics driven by darkness, death and Satanism. These radical and controversial elements would help inspire the future black metal scene along with acts like… read more

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  • sickkkkk <3
  • rating 8/10
  • Who the fuck cares about labeling bands? Thats the worst part of being a metal fan. Having to deal with idiots.
  • funny how my mind has changed since only this spring. i like don't break the oath over this one now.
  • 31 years today... timeless masterpiece!
  • " Black metal ?? Ha ha ha xDD " laughing at your own ignorance.
  • " This is the true NWOBHM! " No it's not. It's not british. Just as ex. Dead Congregation ain't USDM.
  • The meaning of old skool
  • Don't Break the Oath is better, but, Melissa is fucking AWESOME!

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