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

Friday, January 31, 2014

KING DIAMOND / The Spider's Lullabye (1995)

Unlike most of King’s albums, Lullabye isn’t one long tale.  It’s more akin to a collection of short horror stories followed by a creepy novella.  Lyrical themes include a haunting, sleepless nights, live burials (with a cameo from Missy!), eyeless children and, in the multipart story, the dangers of succumbing to a phobia.  There’s plenty of drama and hilarity to please fans.
A few of the tracks sound like they were constructed from leftover parts of earlier albums but even King’s leftovers are of a high standard.
It’s fair to say that most of it doesn't stray from the usual musical formula too much, but, really, would you want it to?  He’s the best at what he does.

Songs of Note: Six Feet Under; The Spider's Lullabye

3½ cold hands in the night out of 5

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