To me there is no more gothic minded person than King Diamond. In the tradition of gothic artists: Edgar Allan Poe, Mary Shelly, Bram Stoker… King Diamond is the modern empitamy of what gothic really means. A song like “At the Graves” would make H.P. Lovecraft shiver. This album is wonderful as all of King Diamond’s albums are, because King through his music has become the modern gothic story teller of our time. If you love gothic horror, or even horror in general pick up any King Diamond album, that catches your fancy. And listen, you might even learn something. The man is as intellectual as they come. Gothic Metal with a brain, that is what King Diamond performs.