Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

KING DIAMOND / Conspiracy (1989)

Continuing the story of Them (1988) but less haunting and more psychological.  It's also a little friendlier on the ears, musically at least because King’s vocals are still occasionally ear-splitting.  King returns to the House of Amon after 18 years of being … elsewhere.  It doesn't take long before the voices start talking to him.
It’s theatrical like you’d expect but also technically complex, perhaps overly as the music shifts to fit the lyrics and the story not the other way around.  I’m okay with that; I love storytelling.  Andy La Rocque is an amazingly talented musician and he proves it time and again here.  I can’t give the songs I’d like because it’s a concept album so have the two opening tracks:

Songs of Note: At The Graves; Sleepless Nights

5 voices killing the pain out of 5

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