You might have heard the name of this Mercyful Fate review,”Who’s the singer of Mercyful Fate?” The singer of this album is Kim Bendix Petersen. Born in Denmark, Kim earned a master’s degree in music at age 29. Throughout his research, he co-founded the firm Voce Cinco, that is connected with musical acts such as Man Utada, Chicano Reggae, and lots of others. After leaving Voce Cinco to start his own band, Kim Bendix realized he had a gift for music, and so began the long, challenging process of producing his masterpiece called”Mercyful Fate”.
“Mercyful Fate” is what is considered to be the last significant work in the genre of contemporary classical music. For many fans of contemporary classical music,”Mercyful Fate” is their favourite album of all time. It is certainly a genre unto itself, also contains many songs that are similar to records from decades ago, but which are much like modern songs in scope and concept. The theme throughout the record is one of divine punishment and everlasting life.
Manufactured by acclaimed guitarist Peter Gabriel,”Mercyful Fate” includes contributions from a number of musicians such as J.J. Johnson (ex-Emerson, Lake & Palmer), Mark Langan (ex Avengeance), and John Paul Jones (ex-Metallica). The music is largely performed over swelling guitar licks, while the lyrics have been delivered by means of an assortment of vocalists. A number of the Force Of Evil tunes are re-recorded in the first albums with added vocals. There is also a handful of brand new songs which feature notable guitar work.
Kim Bendix, that had been formerly in the band’s Midnight Angel and Avenged Sevenfold, joins forces with former Avengeance bassist/vocalist Mark Langan on vocals. While Bendix’s vocal work has been acknowledged previously (particularly on the track”Reinvented”), his bass abilities aren’t as well-known. Hopefully, his bass skills will be brought out in this record and help form some killer choruses. His role on” Mercyful Fate” is also a welcome addition, as he’s proven his ability to sing melodically in addition to powerfully, supplying great backup service to the band’s main vocalist.
Frontman Aaron Gillespie is Substituted on”Mercyful Fate” by Kevin Dunn of Converge. This is a great move on their part, as Dunn is a much more experienced singer and musician, and likely will add more substance to the tunes on the new album. One tune that might feature a guest appearance from Dunn is”Hail To The Gods,” that was formerly performed by Avengeance before they broke up. The tune is still a fan favorite and has topped many”best” records lists through the years. Having a new singer, the fans will find a chance to experience new songs with a different standpoint. Additionally, it gives the fans a opportunity to see an old group performing new songs they may have only ever understood.
In general, the record is not a huge success. It isn’t bad, however, it lacks a little something needed to ensure it is a massive success. I feel the record is missing a bit of a kick, especially since the songs on the market are not really this epic. Aaron Gillespie does a wonderful job of singling out the subjects on each and every tune, but the songs just don’t flow as fluidly as they could have. It is still a great record to download, though. I would certainly suggest it to anyone searching for a solid Danish heavy metal band.