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“Live At The Black Lodge” by Queen Diamond

Artist: Queen Diamond
Title: “Live at the Black Lodge”
Label: Independant
Release Date: 7/1/2008
Genre: Heavy Metal
Rating: Good

The coverage of Metal tributes in terms of bands or releases that have been doled out are not generally the forte or focus over on PiercingMetal.com because there are just too many of them to address. Let’s face it and be brutally honest here and also line out that more than half of them are dreadful little undertakings with little to offer any fan of the band that they are emulating. That being said, I had some stirring of actual excitement when the DVD for Queen Diamond’s “Live at the Black Lodge” arrived for me to enjoy. Luckily, I have had some experience with the band as I had witnessed a set of their music when Beatallica performed at the Highline Ballroom last September. Before I continue on let me educate the readers and say that Queen Diamond is the all-girl tribute to the music and morbid majesty of Mercyful Fate’s former front man King Diamond. Based on this fact anyone who would be able to witness the band would automatically have some expectations about what would come from them in concert. At this show I found them musically on par with the band they were emulating and lead singer, the Queen herself, was made up in the same sinister face paint that King sported night after night. My reservation about the appearance was the complete lack of props and theatrics, so this DVD video really was piquing my interest. The group is made up of members from the Paul Green School Of Rock, and should you want more information about them we have provided a link for you to do that research later. This piece of internet copy is about the DVD and now let’s dig into it.
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