Tuesday, August 12, 2008

King Diamond

I've long hated the truly pathetic, maximally monotonous, and self-important Metallica. However, I've long been fascinated by the absurd extremity of Danish and Norwegian metal. So, although I find the music of Mercyful Fate unbearably bad, I took a detached interest in them and their lead singer, King Diamond. I've now changed my view: they all suck.

Here's a clip of Metallica being joined on stage by King Diamond for a medley of Mercyful Fate songs. This is truly awful. Note the exceedingly low-quality air guitar chops of Diamond. No metal singer should ever be permitted to play air guitar. Ever.

Prepare to be bored.

11 comments:

imipolex g-unit said...

I wonder how many readers of this blog can appreciate King Diamond's resemblance to Chicago TV legend, the Son of Svenghoulie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yoU8D42jMQ

Santa said...

King Diamond's "No Presents for Christmas" though is still a bit of a classic.

Spiros said...

Santa,

The best part about "No Presents" is the title. The lyrics suck stank ass. Lots of wasted potential.


But nonetheless, don't break the oath....

kind diamond said...

Yeah, I admit, I do look stupid up there.

family ghost said...

You fuckwads intellectuals are just jealous.

The Brooks Blog said...

I have been a longtime fan of Mercyful Fate and King Diamond, although his latest work isn't half as good as "Abigail" or "Them" --- this all despite the fact I thought the Mercyful Fate reunion quite good (with "Thirteen Invitations" my favourite of the bunch.

What you have here are some tired rockers. If only they played when Cliff was aroud....

Spiros said...

Brooks:

And let's not forget about Metallica's highly sophisticated articulation of retributivism on *Ridde the Lightening*.

The Brooks Blog said...

It was a damn good thing the Popular Culture series exists to disseminate such world class scholarship! ;)

Dave2 said...

You're full of shit, spiros. Listen to Abigail or Melissa or "Doomed by the Living Dead" -- and you better put on an ass-belt or else your ass is going to be rocked right off into the wild blue yonder.

Spiros said...

What's an ass-belt?

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