Why exactly is this page tagged 'progressive metal'? I'm trying to relate it to early progressive acts like Fates Warning, Queensrÿche, Savatage, Heir Apparent and Crimson Glory but I don't really see how King Diamond would fit in there. Amazing band nonetheless.
according to wikipedia, "Progressive music is music that attempts to expand existing stylistic boundaries associated with specific genres of music". king diamond surely does that. what i don't get is why it's tagged "black metal" since it has nothing to do with that, except for king's makeup and maybe satanic themes.
He's not black metal but the reason he gets tagged that way is his ties to Mercyful Fate, who are part of the first wave of black metal and helped shape that genre although being more of a traditional heavy metal band themselves.
I've heard them. Very talented band with a singer that can play off the King Diamond range, which is no easy feet. The guitar work isn't quite as strong but that's not a knock on Attic, few can approach the level of Andy LaRoque. Check out the band Portrait, they are on par with Attic. I think you or any K.D. fan would appreciate them.