Influences And Recollections of a Musical Mind

Written By Braddon S. Williams

King Diamond: Give Me Your Soul…Please

King Diamond released the outstanding Give Me Your Soul…Please in 2007, a concept album that is the audio equivalent of a horror movie (an award worthy horror movie!). The story line involves a pair of children murdered by their father, and this grisly scenario provides the King with a diabolical easel of lyrical imagery choices, which he utilizes with a surgeon’s skill.

Visions of a “girl in a bloody dress” abound, and King Diamond’s trademark ethereal falsetto’s and guttural growls bring the sordid affair to luminescent life.

Songs this good don’t require videos; one only has to close their eyes and open their imagination.

Of course, King Diamond isn’t just about the vocals. Throughout Give Me Your Soul…Please, there is a veritable army of melodic, yet slashing lead guitar pyrotechnics from Andy LaRocque and Mike Wead, and atmospheric keyboards supply extra dramatic touches. Neverending Hill, Pictures In Red, Give Me Your Soul, Shapes Of Black, and The Girl In The Bloody Dress all stand out, but you really need to listen straight through to get the full cinematic experience.

All hail the King!

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