Welcome to the LOUDEST DOT COM ON THE PLANET!
KNAC.COM
LISTEN NOW!WATCH NOW! LOGIN JOIN
MAGAZINEON-AIRDOWNLOADSCHATBOARDSCONTESTSSTORE
Reviews

KING DIAMOND Dreams Of Horror

By Metal Mark Mihalo, Tulsa Contributor
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 @ 4:00 PM


- advertisement -

- advertisement -
KING DIAMOND
Dreams Of Horror

Metal Blade Records





It’s been seven long years since Give Me Your Soul…Please came out, so for the longtime KING DIAMOND fan expecting a new release from the master of horror, Dreams Of Horror may be somewhat of a letdown. However, putting out a “best of” double set that chronologically lays out his entire career can’t be all bad either. When Fatal Portrait came out, KING DIAMOND would immediately rise to my all-time favorite band and vocalist. Those haunting operatic vocals, outrageously high screams and chilling backing vocals set this band apart from anything I had listened to up to that point. If you have never heard of KING DIAMOND or are new to his work, then this set is an excellent way to get familiar with the band’s music from their formation after dissolving MERCYFUL FATE in the late 80’s, to the last release noted above. This double CD set sets the mood with the opener, “The Candle” and continues in sequential order with, for the most part, two songs from every CD released up through Give Me Your Soul. The King himself, together with guitarist Andy LaRocque, meticulously handpicked each of the songs in this set and remastered all of them for great sound quality. Since we didn’t get new material this time around, it would have been really cool if they had totally rerecorded all of these songs with a fresh mix, but overall the sound is cleaner than the original recordings.

Songs included in this set are the well-known classics like “Family Ghost” from Abigail, “Welcome Home” from Them, “Sleepless Nights” from Conspiracy and “The Puppet Master”. Listeners will also find a lot of tracks from lesser known albums like “Voodoo”, “Spirits”, “Heads On The Wall” and “Black Devil”. A little bit confusing was to hear a couple instrumentals thrown into the mix. Don't get me wrong, they are great contributions to this set, but these easily could've been replaced with songs off of The Dark Sides that came out after Them like "Shrine" or "The Lake". Although these were B-sides of singles that were released, so they weren't officially on any album (they should've been though) and could be the reason for not including them.

Overall, Dreams Of Horror is a great journey spanning the decades of the mighty KING DIAMOND and is a killer set for anyone’s collection. Spanning 23 songs in all, start it up and hang on for an hour and fifty minutes of horror remastered as only the King can deliver. Again, wishing this was new material, but it’s a great double set nonetheless.

4.0 Out Of 5.0

Grab a copy of Dreams Of Horror now in the KNAC.COM More Store right HERE


Please log in to view RANTS

If you don't have a username, click here to create an account!

Username: 
Password: 

Message: 
 
 

 





 Recent Reviews
ALICE COOPER In Houston Photo Gallery
ICARUS WITCH Goodbye Cruel World
TARJA, STRATOVARIUS, SERPENTYNE In Cologne, Germany
CLUTCH, SEVENDUST, TYLER BRYANT & THE SHAKEDOWN In Portland, OR With Photos!
ACCEPT In Houston, TX With Photos!
U.D.O. Steelfactory
SKULL FIST Way Of The Road
SOULFLY Ritual
ANTHRAX State of Euphoria 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
FIFTH ANGEL The Third Secret
STEVE GRIMMETT'S GRIM REAPER In New Bedford, MA
ANAAL NATHRAKH A New Kind of Horror
PRIMAL FEAR Apocalypse
BEHEMOTH I Loved You At Your Darkest
DORO Forever Warriors, Forever United
SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS In Houston, TX Photo Gallery
BILLY MORRIS AND THE SUNSET STRIP Holdin’ All The Aces
VINCE NEIL In Houston, TX Photo Gallery
DEE SNIDER For The Love Of Metal
UNLEASH THE ARCHERS, STRIKER, HELION PRIME In Houston, TX W/Photos!
CLUTCH, SEVENDUST In Houston, TX
KING KOBRA Sweden Rock Live
DREAM CHILD Until Death Do We Meet Again
SCORPIONS, QUEENSRYCHE In Tampa, FL With Photos!
HUMBLE PIE Live At The Ottawa CityFolk Festival
BEHEMOTH Album Listening Party In Los Angeles For I Loved You At Your Darkest
THE DEAD DAISIES, HOOKERS 'N BLOW In Ottawa, Canada With Photos!
DRAGONLORD Dominion
STONE BROKEN Ain't Always Easy
BRANT BJORK Mankind Woman
KORPIKLAANI Kulkija
BRAINSTORM Midnight Ghost
SLEAZY WAY OUT, INSUFFICIENT FUNDS In Ottawa, Canada
DEEP PURPLE, JUDAS PRIEST In Jacksonville, FL W/Photos!
HELLOWEEN In Worcester, MA With Photos!
RED TIGER Evolution
ALTER BRIDGE Live At The Royal Albert Hall Featuring The Parrallax Orchestra
CLUTCH Book Of Bad Decisions
ANGRA In Winter Park, FL With Photos!
TALES FROM THE PORN H.M.M.V.
CARRY THE STORM i/E
PIG DESTROYER Head Cage
SAXON Strong Arm Of The Law Reissue
THE DEAD DAISIES In Houston, TX Photo Gallery
ALICE IN CHAINS, BUSH, THE CULT, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS In Ridgefield, WA W/Photos!
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES STill Cyco Punk After All These Years
OPERATION:MINDCRIME, TILL DEATH DO US PART In Portland, OR With Photos!
TNT XIII
DC4 Atomic Highway
CAL JAM '18 POP UP In Los Angeles With Photos!
SLAYER, LAMB OF GOD, ANNTHRAX, TESTAMENT And NAPALM DEATH In Ridgefield, WA With Photos!
JIZZY PEARL OF LOVE/HATE All You Need Is Soul
NIGHT DEMON Live Darkness
RAVENSCROFT Rebel
NASHVILLE PUSSY Pleased To Eat You
QUIET RIOT In Houston Photo Gallery
WARRANT, STEELHEART In Houston Photo Gallery





HOME | MAGAZINE | ON-AIR | DOWNLOADS | CHAT | BOARDS | CONTESTS | STORE | HELP

©2018 KNAC.COM. All Rights Reserved.    Link to us    Advertise with us    Privacy policy
 Latest News