It’s been a while since we did one of these. In fact, looks like in all of Only Death Is Real’s history, we’ve only done one year round-up. High time for a second one, don’t you think? So, here are … Continue reading A year in summation: 2022
KISS: Creatures Of The Night Release year: 1982/2022Label: Mercury Records I saw Kiss live on their Psycho Circus tour in the late 90’s, probably at the time in my life most suitable for witnessing the spectacle that a Kiss concert … Continue reading Kissing creatures of the night
MERCYFUL FATE: Mercyful Fate EP Release year: 1982/2020Label: Rave-On Records/Metal Blade Records Finishing our backwards journey of looking at Danish occult metal legends Mercyful Fate’s three first releases in reverse order, we’ve arrived at the very start: their debut four-track … Continue reading Do nuns have fun?
MERCYFUL FATE: Melissa Release year: 1983/2020Label: Roadrunner Records/Metal Blade Records Released just a year before the previously reviewed Don’t Break The Oath, Melissa was Danish occult metal group Mercyful Fate’s full-length debut. Compared to the self-titled four-track EP preceeding it, … Continue reading Into the coven
MERCYFUL FATE: Don’t Break The Oath Release year: 1984/2020Label: Roadrunner Records/Metal Blade Records “I deny Jesus Christ, the deceiver/And I abjure the christian faith/holding in contempt all of it’s works /…/ I swear to give my mind, my body and … Continue reading The unbroken oath
V/A: Brutal Africa – The Heavy Metal Cowboys Of Botswana Release year: 2019Label: Svart Records Back when I started getting into metal, in the mid-90’s, there were a great deal of exotic places metal music could come from. With the … Continue reading With brutality from Botswana
MERCYFUL FATE: 9 Release year: 1999Label: Metal Blade Records No one in their right mind denies the merits and importance of Danish Mercyful Fate during their initial run in the eighties. During that period, the group led by iconic frontman … Continue reading Mercyful Fate’s Ninth Circle of Hell