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Don't Break the Oath

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Description: Don't Break the Oath is the second studio album by Danish heavy metal band Mercyful Fate, released in 1984. The style Mercyful Fate employed on Don't Break the Oath resembled a mixture of heavy metal with progressive elements, lyrically preoccupied with Satan and the occult and distinguished by King Diamond's theatrical falsetto vocals. Although very influential to future black metal bands due to its lyrical content, the music itself is more reminiscent of traditional heavy metal. The album was remastered and subsequently re-issued on Roadrunner Records in 1997. This reissue came with the bonus track "Death Kiss (Demo)&quot ... (more)
Manufacturer: Roadrunner Records, Music for Nations, Combat Records
Release date: 7 September 1984
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 0016861876920 UPC: 016861876920
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1984 Best Heavy Metal Albums (10 music items)

"Click Here For Full Album Playlist After the making waves in the underground with their debut album 'Melissa,' Mercyful Fate made a name for themselves with 'Don't Break the Oath.' Taking cues from '70s Judas Priest and Paul Di'Anno era Iron Maiden and putting their own Satanic twist on things with King Diamond's dynamic voice, this album helped to define an era. The overall mood from the production is haunting, furthering the Satanic lyrics, making 'Don't Break the Oath' a sinister record."


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"May 11th Year: 1984 Genre: Heavy Metal Desecration of Souls"


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"the hits : the oath - come to the sabbath - gypsy - welcome princess of hell - a dangerous meeting"


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The 50 Best Heavy Metal Songs 1970-1989 (52 music items)

"A dangerous meeting (1984)"


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"June 22nd Year: 1984 Genre: Black Metal / Heavy Metal "


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