- Audio CD (17 Oct. 2005)
- Number of Discs: 2
- Label: Roadrunner
- ASIN: B000BFHW1O
- Other Editions: Audio CD
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 350,433 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Abigail [CD + DVD]
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Now I said that the concept is strong, but that doesn't mean I've paid that much attention to it. It's typical King Diamond horror film fare; lots of spooky ghosts and people with silly names (Miriam!) falling down stairs and possessed unborn dead foetus which may or may not be the result of unwanted teenage pregnancy and single parenting. Anyway, it's a strong concept with a nice sinister atmosphere but it won't have you clutching a crucifix and praying the devil will spare your soul like `Don't Break the Oath' did.
`Abigail' has what I consider King Diamond's strongest and most interesting line up musically. Mikkey `Joey Tribbiani' Dee is without doubt one of the best drummers in rock; technical and hard hitting without overplaying and he has an instantly recognisable style with a nice round sound. Michael Denner and Andy LaRoque, are King Diamond's best guitar duo. Michael Denner may not have the chops of his successors but he more than makes up for it in terms of note selection and memorable solos which he has a uncanny knack for (see the wonderfully crafted solo at the end of `Black Horseman'). And although he's not as technically able as some of his frankly faceless successors he's hardly at Jack White levels of technique. Andy LaRoque is a shred monster, the man wails and gargles his way through this album with stunning precision but he doesn't lack emotion either. Overall, the guitars have a neo-classical feel to them and there's plenty of catchy riff work to be found here.Read more ›
All The songs are 10/10 and Even the bonus tracks are 10/10.
The Packaging is beautiful and the Booklet is big and full of pictures comment and information and lyrics to the album.
Buy It And Remember '18 is actually 9'
You will understand that line if you buy this stunning masterpiece by the King.
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