Various – The Unholy Sounds Of The Demon Bells – A Tribute To Mercyful Fate
Label: Still Dead Productions SDP CD-99102
Format: CD, Album, Compilation
Genre: Thrash, Black Metal, Death Metal, Heavy Metal
1 Equinox Gypsy
2 Soilwork Egypt
3 Deceased Doomed By The Living Dead
4 Memory Garden Nightmare Be Thy Name
5 Acheron Room Of The Golden Air
6 Morta Skuld Desecration Of Souls
7 Burning Inside Evil
8 Dan Swanö Melissa
9 Hemisfear Black Funeral
10 Vital Remains To One Far Away / Come To The Sabbath
11 Varathron Nuns Have No Fun
12 Mystic Force Curse Of The Pharaos
13 Psycho Scream A Dangerous Meeting
14 Eternal Autumn Return Of The Vampire
15 Doomstone At The Sound Of The Demon Bell
16 Necrophagia Devil Eyes
17 T.A.R Torture (1629)
Fate has always had a unique style, musically and vocally.
The Equinox cover of “Gypsy” is a pretty good track to kick off this album.
By far the best song on the album is Deceased with “Doomed By The Living Dead”. Not only do they match the excellence of this song, but they inject a little bit of their own metal mayhem into it. King Fowley does a good job of hitting the high notes.
“Desecration Of Souls” is one of favorite Mercyful Fate songs. I was pleasantly surprised with Morta Skulds cover. The guttural death vox gives it a strange feeling but you can tell this band has a lot of talent.
The second best song on the album is Dan Swanos “Melissa”.He replaces the haunting guitar lone with a piano which i thought was pretty innovative.
Vital Remains did a stunning version of “To One Far Away/Come To The Sabbath”.
If you love Mercyful Fate then you can buy this album and be entertained.