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King Diamond and Mercyful Fate => King Diamond and Mercyful Fate => Topic started by: EthanGerman2012 on June 18, 2014, 10:49:40 pm

Title: Would you consider KD and MF to be borderline prog-metal?
Post by: EthanGerman2012 on June 18, 2014, 10:49:40 pm
Hi y'all, sorry I've been AWOL for so long lol.

So out of random curiosity, do any of you guys ever occasionally find yourself relating early KD and MF work to the likes of prog-metal? I've asked a few people, and I'm pretty certain they thought I was nuts for some reason.

"At the Sound of the Demon Bell", "Satan's Fall","Melissa","Nightmare","Night of the Unborn","Come to The Sabbath","The Old Oak","Room of Golden Air", and "Legend of the Headless Rider" all seem to have a slight prog sound to them, to me.

And then there's KD, with whole albums like "Abigail" "'THEM'" "Conspiracy" and "The Eye" which sound even more progressive.

Honestly, this discussion doesn't even matter really lol it's awesome music no matter the genre label. I'm just wondering if anyone thinks the same, or if I'm just hearing it a little differently.
Title: Re: Would you consider KD and MF to be borderline prog-metal?
Post by: Invisible Boy on June 18, 2014, 11:27:48 pm
I've never considered them prog metal. 
Title: Re: Would you consider KD and MF to be borderline prog-metal?
Post by: RipperBendix on June 19, 2014, 05:48:00 am
I wouldn't say prog metal but MF has quite some progressive elements as in - MF is pretty progressive with the time changes and un-metal-clicheed melodies. BUT all in all both bands are straightforward metal.
Title: Re: Would you consider KD and MF to be borderline prog-metal?
Post by: KingOfTheRotten on June 19, 2014, 11:47:21 am
According to prog master Frank Zappa prog rock is ''Anything that doesn't sound like regular rock''

According to that statement I would like to declare King Diamond and Mercyful Fate for Progressive!  :king:
Title: Re: Would you consider KD and MF to be borderline prog-metal?
Post by: Count Jonah on June 25, 2014, 07:14:43 pm
Prog is really more of a style than a genre. Yes, the time changes are everything. I don't really think of Rush and Queensryche as being in the same group as KD/MF....but then there is high pitched vocals and strong affinity for traditional heavy metal.

I would say: KD = Gothic Symphonic Thrash Metal MF = Early Melodic Black Metal/Dark Heavy Metal  :king:

Even that doesn't cover everything! Labels labels labels...  :gah: