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Release date: 17 February 1986
Style: Heavy metal

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01. The Candle
02. The Jonah
03. The Portrait
04. Dressed In White
05. Charon
06. Lurking In The Dark
07. Halloween
08. Voices From The Past
09. Haunted
10. No Presents For Christmas [Special edition bonus]
11. The Lake

Top 20 albums of 1986: 17

Lyrics (11)


Line-up
Kim "King Diamond" Bendix Petersen - vocals
Anders "Andy LaRocque" Allhage - guitars, keyboards
Michael Denner - guitars
Michael "Mikkey Dee" Delaouglou - drums
Timi Hansen - bass

Session musicians
Roberto Falcao - keyboards


Additional info
Recorded and mixed at Sound Track Studio, Copenhagen, July - August 1985.

Tracks 1 through 4 tell the "Fatal Portrait" story and conclude with track 9.
The remaining tracks are stand alone compositions.

Found in 8 lists
Top lists

Vasil de Shumen Top 200 Metal Masterpieces of All Time  | #55
Dangerboner Top 20 Albums Of 1986  | #17
The Galactican Hail To The King, Baby  | #7
CrimsonGlory_ Old-school Metal: The Must-haves  | #95
achil TOP ALBUMS OF 1986  | #8
Kitharistas87 The "Must Have" And The "Could Have" Metal Albums Of The 80's  | #144
hmnewton Top 25 Debut Metal Albums (Ecletic Choices)  | #9
LordDiabolus Top Metal Albums Of All Time  | #38
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God Buster 鬼 - 25.02.2015 at 09:44  
Rating: 6 Seems like Vasil de Shumen is a die-hard K.D fanboy. Everytime I clicked K.M's albums I saw his list (Top 200 Metal Masterpieces of All Time).
Vasil de Shumen - 25.02.2015 at 14:41  
Rating: 9
Written by God Buster 鬼 on 25.02.2015 at 09:44

... Everytime I clicked K.D's albums I saw his list (Top 200 Metal Masterpieces of All Time).


Not accidental - King Diamond is extremely talented metal musician. All his albums from the 80's (including Mercyful Fate)are really great ...
RavenEffect - 25.02.2015 at 15:42  
Rating: 8 Don't feed the Troll
Marcel Hubregtse - 25.02.2015 at 16:46  
 
Written by RavenEffect on 25.02.2015 at 15:42

Don't feed the Troll



Problem is that he isn't a troll, he is dead serious.
God Buster 鬼 - 25.02.2015 at 20:15  
Rating: 6
Written by Vasil de Shumen on 25.02.2015 at 14:41

Written by God Buster 鬼 on 25.02.2015 at 09:44

... Everytime I clicked K.D's albums I saw his list (Top 200 Metal Masterpieces of All Time).


Not accidental - King Diamond is extremely talented metal musician. All his albums from the 80's (including Mercyful Fate)are really great ...


No doubt King Diamond's style is unique, such as The Candle, Charon & Helloween are good but the rest of the tracks are just average, especially lurking in the dark is bad that really brought down my rating to this album.
Vasil de Shumen - 25.02.2015 at 22:38  
Rating: 9
Written by God Buster 鬼 on 25.02.2015 at 20:15


... the rest of the tracks are just average, especially lurking in the dark is bad ...



Apparently, my criteria are different from your criteria.
Marcel Hubregtse - 26.02.2015 at 00:18  
 
Written by Vasil de Shumen on 25.02.2015 at 22:38

Written by God Buster 鬼 on 25.02.2015 at 20:15


... the rest of the tracks are just average, especially lurking in the dark is bad ...



Apparently, my criteria are different from your criteria.


ONe thing everyone learned long ago when Godbuster started posting is that one should never ever listen to anything Godbuster says.

Ffs calling Stioll Life by Opeth post death or Damnation by OPeth post death rock? Making up stuff as he goes along...
RavenEffect - 26.02.2015 at 02:43  
Rating: 8
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 26.02.2015 at 00:18

Written by Vasil de Shumen on 25.02.2015 at 22:38

Written by God Buster 鬼 on 25.02.2015 at 20:15


... the rest of the tracks are just average, especially lurking in the dark is bad ...



Apparently, my criteria are different from your criteria.


ONe thing everyone learned long ago when Godbuster started posting is that one should never ever listen to anything Godbuster says.

Ffs calling Stioll Life by Opeth post death or Damnation by OPeth post death rock? Making up stuff as he goes along...


There's a post where he calls Accept a "Classic Teutonic Thrash band". Probably one of my favourites. Someone should do a Best Of.

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