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Mercyful Fate - In The Shadows



8.3 | 302 votes |
Release date: 1993
Style: Heavy metal, First wave of black metal

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01. Egypt
02. The Bell Witch
03. The Old Oak
04. Shadows
05. A Gruesome Time
06. Thirteen Invitations
07. Room Of Golden Air
08. Legend Of The Headless Rider
09. Is That You, Melissa
10. Return Of The Vampire...1993

Line-up
Kim Bendix Petersen - vocals
Michael Denner - guitars
René Krolmark - guitars
Charles Petter Andreason - bass
Timi Hansen - bass

Guest musicians
Morten Nielsen - drums
Johnny Marshall - harpsichord
Lars Ulrich - drums

Additional info
Produced by King Diamond, Hank Shermann and Tim Kimsey.
Lars Ulrich appears on Return Of The Vampire...1993 only. Morten Nielsen plays on the rest of the album.

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Comments

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17.01.2010 - 23:38
Rating: 9
sbgmetal

Awesome comeback! the riffs are very catchy everyones does a great job

Hail the king and the whole band!
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24.02.2014 - 19:04
Rating: 8
pkillerjp

This was a good comeback, but it does have some filler. I actually prefer "Time" to this but quite a ways.
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26.02.2014 - 01:57
Rating: 8
Dungeon Shaker

Great record, just was never a fan of the production.
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11.03.2017 - 23:06
Rating: 8
DeathMetal

Fun album.
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29.04.2021 - 13:58
bleak
Account deleted
Man, this album has grown a lotfor me. Very fun album!
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04.02.2022 - 14:56
Rating: 8
Hellbound666

Great album!
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07.05.2022 - 14:04
Rating: 8
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
This is my first time listening to Mercyful Fate release after Don't Break the Oath and I've got to say:
Wow! Excellent comeback album! After 8 years working on his solo project, King Diamond returned to Mercyful Fate and released a banger that sounds just as great as Melissa and Don't Break the Oath!
I don't know what it is, but for some reason I prefer when King Diamond performs with Mercyful Fate rather than gis solo project. His voice has a lot of variation here and it contrasts so nicely with the thrashy guitar riffs of Denner!
This is a solid 8 on its way to a 9/10 for me!
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07.05.2022 - 16:07
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
Written by F3ynman2000 on 07.05.2022 at 14:04

This is my first time listening to Mercyful Fate release after Don't Break the Oath and I've got to say:
Wow! Excellent comeback album! After 8 years working on his solo project, King Diamond returned to Mercyful Fate and released a banger that sounds just as great as Melissa and Don't Break the Oath!
I don't know what it is, but for some reason I prefer when King Diamond performs with Mercyful Fate rather than gis solo project. His voice has a lot of variation here and it contrasts so nicely with the thrashy guitar riffs of Denner!
This is a solid 8 on its way to a 9/10 for me!

I think there's something about the chemistry between King Diamond and the rest of his Mercyful Fate bandmates that works well together. I thought exactly the same about Bruce Dickinson when he went solo, his solo work wasn't a patch on his work with Iron Maiden.
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