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

Sunday, July 29, 2012

KING DIAMOND / Them (1988)

A concept album about a young King, three generations of women, a house called Amon, and the mysterious, invisible Them.  It’s classic 80’s metal full of chunky riffs, dozens of guitar solos, powerful choruses and King’s trademark falsetto shrieks that make squirrels cower.  The haunting concept, the narrative and dialogue make it a cinematic experience lacking only visuals.  Andy LaRocque is on fire from beginning to end.  It’s cheesier than a barrel full of parmesan but that’s part of the appeal.  King albums are a unique kind of theatre.

Songs of Note: The Invisible Guests; Them

5 old gals dying for a cup of tea out of 5

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