Best King Diamond AlbumsKing Diamond is the band that King Diamond (Kim Petersen) formed after he left Mercyful Fate. Like Mercyful Fate King Diamond's self titled band was one of the biggest successful band in the realm of Heavy Metal/Black Metal and was highly influential as well.
In total, till now they have 11 Studio albums and 2 EPs.
The Top Ten
Not only the songs are one better than the other, the quality of the recording is also outstanding, even more when you think it was recorded in 1987! In my opinion, that was the apex in terms of composition.
I'm not a metal head by any means but this is one of the best albums ever created in any genre of music. The musicianship is equal to the production. There are just many great things happening throughout that I still feel I don't truly know this album even though I've listened to it well over 500 times. Musicians beware: it's one of those pieces that can inspire you but more likely make you want to quit because...well...you can't do that. Period.
Although all of the king's work is great, this one got me into him in the first place! This album is a masterpiece, amazing!
Omens, The possession, Abigail, The Black Horsemen are the best closing four songs on any album in the world! Period!
King Diamond involves you into the story incredibly well, I could almost feel Grandma chasing me through the woods.
I thought this just pipped Abigail; great consistently good tracks and what a great horror story! One of the greatest metal albums of all time!
In order. 1 Them 2. Abigail 3. The Graveyard 4. The Darkside 5. Abigail 2 The Revenge 6. Fatal Portrait 7. Conspiracy 8. Puppet Master 9. Spiders Lullabye 10. Voodoo
Best songwriting and guitar solos of all Kings albums.
Abigail is a very close second.
Excellent album! My personal favourite, but all of the albums pre- spider's lullabye is a must have.
Really the best one album of King Diamond!
This album is great from start to finish. By far the best.
Best King Diamond album. Nothing beats At The Grave.
This album must the fourth of the list. Great album with great music and story. Must be heard by a real King Diamond fan.
This was maybe the final freshness of King's albums. King Diamond is one of my favorite bands and this should take the fourth place on the list. While Fatal Portrait is the beginning of a great adventure it lacks that personal touch in composition the following albums have. From Abigail onwards King Diamond evolves into something appart from other heavy metal bands in a compositional matter. Kings vocals are always irrepreensive but it is Andy Laroque who does a hell of a job on creating King Diamond's unique backtrack layers so the Diamond may shine. This is a fine piece of art and it brings back some good memories of my youth!
For me, this album stays as my personal third favorite, being Conspiracy my first and Them my second but Abigail has to be in first because it's a landmark. I discovered it it later and I am sure that is way it doesn't give me the same adrenalin these other give.
Don't waste time reading this! Just go listen to "The Eye" straight away
Needs to be ranked higher, it should be at least top four
Needs to be way way higher
Must be at a higher place easily
This one needs to be right below Abigail
The Candle, Voices from the past, Dressed in White, HAUNTED etc...Has ANYONE Heard this Album? My Personal favorite but EASILY in the 1st or 2nd Spot.
Best post first-era King Diamond album. Does deserve to be in first 6.
Awesome album! I cried when I listened to " So Sad" and it is terrifying and it makes me love KD even more. I wanna write him fan mail so bad! -smudge
Best Kings album for me, great sound, solis, melodies, riffs, every song is memorable and story is creepy
Amazing set-up on the album, should have been on top 3 together with Conspiracy and The Eye! A brilliant intro with ''Midnight'' and an amazing starter with ''The Puppet Master'' and ''Blue Eyes'' was at least one of the greatest songs ever made from Diamond.
King Diamond's most underrated album, deserves to be way higher
Just listen to "The Trees Have Eyes" and you will understand why this album deserves to be in the top 5.
Most underrated King Diamond album
A personal favorite w/ great storytelling, inspired lead guitar work and a good dose of creepy harpsichord! Easily the best KD album post Mickey Dee.
This album has everything, including Dimebag!
I love the story and at a time when metal wasn't very interesting KD gives us this gem.Id rank it third behind Abigail and Puppetmaster
This is the most underrated Diamond album. It’s smokes House if God, and has the best drums since Mikkey left. Deserves to be in the top 5.
Crepy and awesome album.
Very good sound and unforgetible story.
It dose have the weakest vocal performance by King, but the song writing makes it otherwise well worth it.
The best album ever... Its background cover story along with the musical power backs the album up... It should definitely be in the number 1 spot..
It's great and emotional, and more refined.
Very well written album, that I didn’t appreciate at first