"We are gathered here tonight to lay to rest Abigail Lefay" - King Diamond Abigail POLL

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His solo masterwork. Beautifully captures the horrific story, has riffs for days, otherworldly vocals from King.

The intro gives me chills. So let's vote!

Poll Results

OptionVotes
2. "Arrival" King Diamond 5:26 2
9. "Black Horsemen" King Diamond 7:40 1
1. "Funeral" King Diamond 1:30 0
3. "A Mansion in Darkness" King Diamond, Andy LaRocque 4:34 0
4. "The Family Ghost" King Diamond 4:06 0
5. "The 7th Day of July 1777" King Diamond, Andy LaRocque 4:50 0
6. "Omens" King Diamond 3:56 0
7. "The Possession" King Diamond, Michael Denner 3:26 0
8. "Abigail" King Diamond 4:50 0


Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Saturday, 9 November 2019 02:13 (one week ago) link

I think "Black Horsemen" is perhaps my favorite King song ever. Every moment of it perfect. The acoustic/electric blend, King's melody, the sheer number of doors it goes through.

I kept hearing the end of it in my head.

Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Saturday, 9 November 2019 02:18 (one week ago) link

Tough one. I actually prefer both Them and Conspiracy (by a nose) but this one is also a stone cold classic. Torn between "Arrival," "Black Horsemen," and the title track. Will listen again before voting, it's been a few years

Paul Ponzi, Saturday, 9 November 2019 02:29 (one week ago) link

KD rep

June Pointer’s Valentine’s Day Secret Admirer Note Author (calstars), Saturday, 9 November 2019 02:36 (one week ago) link

I really like this album. Will definitely listen again before voting.

No language just sound (Sund4r), Saturday, 9 November 2019 04:15 (one week ago) link

hell yeah this is the poll i wanted to vote in

american bradass (BradNelson), Saturday, 9 November 2019 05:03 (one week ago) link

Mansion in Darkness!

It's amazing that he can still pull this off.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dA2RawxglRY

jmm, Saturday, 9 November 2019 16:31 (one week ago) link

keep forgetting Denner played on this. very restrained style for him to play in compared to MF.

I think the harmonized guitar leads throughout this album are better than they were on any other KD album.

also King's vocals on "Omens", the chorus notes are stratospheric even for him!

Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Saturday, 9 November 2019 16:51 (one week ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 00:01 (three days ago) link

Oh so hard to choose. It comes down to Arrival v. Black Horsemen for me although the whole album is near perfection.

Frobisher, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 00:53 (three days ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Thursday, 14 November 2019 00:01 (two days ago) link

Great turnout guys

Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Thursday, 14 November 2019 00:14 (two days ago) link

Well, metal is the most maligned genre, what with all the fascists and nazis and all

Paul Ponzi, Thursday, 14 November 2019 00:17 (two days ago) link


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