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.
Abigail is and always will be his best for me. as a whole, it's the most superiorest. there are a handful of absolutely killer songs on those others you mentioned but overall Abigail is the winner all day everyday
Any word on a new record? I heard that Kind Diamond had a triple bypass due to several heart attacks and massive smoking that he did back in 2010. Off the topic, The puppet master is about to became my favorite one.
Best 5 albums MY thoughts on this matter … 1) THEM 2) Abigail 3) Conspiracy 4) The Eye 5) The spiders Lullabye People seem too hate this album but really its a great piece of work YES, it does not have that horror structure from start to finish only the last few songs tells the story about the spiders lullabye!
@Luan_Ernica That's a good one, and also a record where King's solo band sound was perhaps truly solidified. However, if fans are coming into this material directly after early Mercyful Fate, I'd rather recommend "Fatal Portrait" or "Abigail", seeing as both Michael Denner and Timi Hansen play on both of those (giving them a more familiar sound to MF).