MERCYFUL FATE: Dont break the oath LP Music For Nations MFN 28 w/ lyric sleeve
MERCYFUL FATE: Dont break the oath LP Music For Nations MFN 28 w/ lyric sleeve

MERCYFUL FATE: Don’t break the oath LP Music For Nations MFN 28 w/ lyric sleeve

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Don’t Break the Oath is Mercyful Fate second full-length album. It was released in 1984.
The style Mercyful Fate employed on Don’t Break The Oath resembled a mixture of post-Judas Priest and Iron Maiden heavy metal, lyrically preoccupied with Satan and the occult and distinguished by King Diamond theatrical falsetto vocals. The album was remastered and subsequently re-issued on Roadrunner Records in 1997. Metal-Rules.com named this the greatest extreme metal album of all time.

“”A Dangerous Meeting”” (Shermann) – 5:10
“”Nightmare”” (Shermann) – 6:19
“”Desecration of Souls”” (Shermann, Denner) – 4:54
“”Night of the Unborn”” (Diamond) – 4:59
“”The Oath”” (Diamond, Denner) – 7:31
“”Gypsy”” (Shermann) – 3:08
“”Welcome Princess of Hell”” (Diamond, Denner) – 4:03
“”To One Far Away”” (Diamond) – 1:31
“”Come to the Sabbath”” (Diamond) – 5:19

All lyrics written by King Diamond.

King Diamond – Vocals, Keyboards, Harpsichord
Hank Shermann – Guitars
Michael Denner – Guitars
Timi “”Grabber”” Hansen – Bass
Kim Ruzz – Drums

 

All of Mercyful Fate potential was fulfilled on Don’t Break the Oath, a Doomy, Gothic collection of post-Priest/Maiden black metal preoccupied with Satan and the occult. Hank Shermann and Michael Denner keep their progressive rock tendencies reigned in while still delivering plenty of the neo-classical feel that gives the music its atmosphere, and King Diamond uses his vocal range to great theatrical effect. Fate sound and attitude were highly influential on later Gothic/black metal bands, especially in Europe, and Don’t Break the Oath consistently encapsulates their appeal.

A Dangerous Meeting is also available in this compilation CD:

The History Of Roadrunner Records CD Promo- Mercyful Fate, Annihilator, Crimson Glory, s.

 

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