MERCYFUL FATE: Melissa (French copy) LP. Bernett SB 18011 France / French pressing

MERCYFUL FATE: Melissa (French copy) LP. Bernett SB 18011 France / French pressing

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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.

Track listing:
“”Evil”” -“ 4:45
“”Curse of the Pharaohs”” -“ 3:57
“”Into the Coven”” -“ 5:11
“”At the Sound of the Demon Bell”” -“ 5:23
“”Black Funeral”” -“ 2:50
“”Satan Fall”” -“ 11:23
“”Melissa”” -“ 6:40

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

When came the time to do the lead vocals, King brought a little altar in the studio and some red lights as there was a specific feeling he wanted to create.

“”Melissa””, the first full-length album, was released November 26, 1983.