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9 Limited Edition, Import

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  • Audio CD (8 April 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Limited Edition, Import
  • Label: Metal Blade Records
  • ASIN: B00000J7UU
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 106,098 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Last Rites
2. Church Of Saint Anne
3. Sold My Soul
4. House On The Hill
5. Burn In Hell
6. The Grave
7. Insane
8. Kiss The Demon
9. Buried Alive
10. 9

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Format: Audio CD
YOu kow what. I like this. all other mf and King diamond fans hate it but i tink its a good album. Fair enough its no where near as good as the pre split ones but songs like buried alive make it a worthwhile buy.

If you like the early stuff, then this is a welcome adition, albeit a sort of imaginationless little brother that copies the ideas somewhat
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By marlene russell on 2 Oct 2014
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good service ace music
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful By AND on 19 Oct 2007
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
As a massive KING DIAMOND fan I was hoping to hear a similar sound, not so I'm afraid. I have 2 other MF albums,IN THE SHADOWS and DEAD AGAIN. The latter was also a bit disappointing however, I.T.S. is a five star work of brilliance. If you only ever buy one MF album, get IN THE SHADOWS. That's my opinion anyway, I'm sure many will disagree...

Decided to give it a fair go and persevere with listening to it. There are actually at least 3 decent tracks. "BURN IN HELL" being my favourite, it rocks. I got fed up of getting WASP and Metallica albums only to find that there were only 2-3 tracks that really cut it. I will get another Mercyful Fate album before deciding not to bother again....
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
A new direction for Mercyful Fate... 4 Aug 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I'm really glad that MF put this album out. I'm tired of the incessant comparison of every new MF album with MELISSA and DON'T BREAK THE OATH. Hell, DBTO was released over 15 yrs ago, and something would be very wrong with MF's creativity if they still sounded today like they did back then. I read an interview with King and Hank Shermann (in Metal Maniacs) and they explicitly said they're tired of everyone always saying, "This album isn't MELISSA," and that they've always wanted to try different directions with their sound. I admire them for finally taking broader steps, with 9, to move away from that ancient fan base that's still stuck in the early 80s. I mean, how many times can you possibly listen to MELISSA and DBTO? MF's fans should be grateful to have a band that continues to produce consistently high-grade music on an almost yearly basis (minus the breakup years). King Diamond himself has got to be one of metal's most creative and inspired artists. I admit that the lyrics on 9 sound kind of similar to other KD/MF songs, but his singing remains impressably innovative and incomparable. "Church of Saint Anne," "Sold My Soul," and "9" are vocal masterpieces. I also hope that Mike Wead will be allowed to contribute more music to the next MF album; his only composition, "9," stands out as the most twisted piece of music on the album. I think 9 will, with the proper exposure, garner MF more fans and the wider listening base that they have been so long in deserving.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Another solid King Diamond offering 21 Oct 2000
By Matt from www.prog.web.com - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I was kinda surprised in learning that this wasn't a concept album, as I was under the impression that almost any album was that involved King Diamond. I'm not quite sure of the significance of this album's title. Perhaps it's because this is Mercyful Fate's ninth release (if you dismiss their self-titled EP debut and the 1992 "rarities" release). Or maybe it's just because it was released in 1999. Context clues don't make things much clearer when the lyrics to the title track read "I am 9 ... you are 9 ... we are all 9". I suppose it's also possible that it has some satanic significance (as it is well known that King Diamond claims to be a member of the Church of Satan -- to which his lyrics testify). In any event, I liked this album a tad more than I did _Them_ from King Diamond -- although I thought the La Rocque and Blakk tandem performed slightly better than the guitar work found here from Shermann and Wead (which is saying a lot). I'm not exactly sure what made this a better album. Better production might be part of it, maybe it was slightly tighter, more memorable songs. It also seemed more melodic, and the vocals seemed a bit more consistent here. I actually loved this album more on the first few listens, but repetitious choruses and predictable structures took away a little from this initial attraction. Still, this is something metal fans won't want to miss out on -- I don't believe there was a single weak track on the album. Favorite songs included "Church of Saint Anne", "Burn in Hell", and "Buried Alive".
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
We are Nine... 20 Mar 2003
By Draconis Blackthorne - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Musick at 100 mph, sudden drops & changes, special effects to accentuate the sonic experience, it's just Black Heaven!
I particularly enjoyed "Kiss The Demon", which resembles some vampyric practices that I have come across.
'The Grave' seems to mock black sheep-types, in "bring your sacrifice....." to the graveyard, for desacration, intoxication, & fornication!
'Church of St. Anne' is a moving piece which carries some evocative aspects. It also speaks of a priest getting stoned by his own parishoners.
'House on the Hill' sounds very familiar, actually. The classic haunted house scenario done with eager anticipation.
".....I don't believe in heaven, I don't believe in Hell, so save your god for someone else, or save him for yourself....."
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Amazing! 16 July 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Having read mixed reviews, I wasn't sure what to think, but I took the chance and was blown away! Fate's first venture into speed metal is incredible! "Last Rites" is a brilliant opening song, one of Sherman's best in recent years. OK, so the musical style is different this time around. The songs are shorter and simpler, but after the extended epics on "Dead Again", it's good to hear them try something different. So far, I've only detected one short passage in 7/8 time, but Sherman's songs are still mind-bogglingly weird, and this has some of Diamond's best songs in years. Sure, I miss Michael Denner (The "thank you" to him, by the way, was a nice touch, guys), but this line-up is gelling well, and seems to be stable. One could make the argument that Fate is Sherman and Diamond anyway. The production is excellent, and I liked every song on the first hearing, which I didn't with "Dead Again". It's not "Melissa" or "Oath", but it's not trying to be. It's heavy as hell and proves that true power metal is not dead! I've been a Fate fan since 1983 and first saw them live in late 1984, shortly before the break-up. I'm happy to say that with this new album, they they are alive and well!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
9 Buries all the competiton! 29 Jun 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Do not read "madpatient", "intedude", or a reviewer in Torrance, CA., as they were obviously not listening to "9"! They are correct in some ways. "9" is no "Melissa", or "Abigail", but it is probably the best Mercyful Fate in over 15 years! "But I want double guitar solos, and thought provoking lyrics, blah, blah, wahh, this no good" WRONG!! The band has changed over the years. It isn't the exact same line up as in the early eighties! But what "9" does offer is the most energetic, best mixed, and musically written "Fate" album in years. Not to say anything bad abou the other previous albums, but this one is explosive! Incredible riffs, and some great solos. King's lyrics and melodies are the most dissident in a while. How any fan of the group could think that their new album is garbage is beyond me. As I said, don't read any of the bad reviews, as they have NO argument to back it up.
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