King Diamond’s “The Graveyard” Spends 20 Years In The Cold Damp Earth (1996-2016)

The weather outside is cold, dark, raining and pretty much chills you to the bone when it comes down to it and in all honesty that is the perfect setting on the 20th Anniversary of King Diamond’s concept album “The Graveyard”. This would be the first ever album by the King on the Massacre Records label and since I’ve already reviewed its remastered edition back when that came out in 2009, I will defer you to my thoughts on THIS LINK. Please check that out along with the Official Album Wiki entry at the close of these thoughts. I remembered liking it, but for me the best King Diamond stuff was his earliest efforts and I guess I feel that way since that was the music that found me getting interested in his brand of Macabre Metal in the first place. Take a few moments to review the tracks down below so you can recall your favorites if you had any on the album.

Track Listing:
1. Graveyard
2. Black Hill Sanitarium
3. Waiting
4. Heads On The Wall
5. Whispers
6. I’m Not A Stranger
7. Digging Graves
8. Meet Me At Midnight
9. Sleep Tight Little Baby
10. Daddy
11. Trick Or Treat
12. Up From The Grave
13. I Am
14. Lucy Forever

I don’t think that I have to tell you how King Diamond is finding a stronger than ever reception to his material and his live shows and has been selling out night after night when he comes a calling. There was a comprehensive “Greatest Hits” package released a couple of years ago and a live video is being worked on for eventual release. He’s now on Metal Blade Records and you should make sure to catch him on his next go around. Please let me know what you think of “The Graveyard” as an album in the comments section below.

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