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
VADER: Litany Release year: 2000Label: Metal Blade Records From the demo collection Reborn In Chaos (our review here), we’re jumping some ten years ahead and on to Litany, Polish death metal machine Vader’s 2000 album, which is a good representative … Continue reading The litanies of Vader
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