I just love this album. I heard “Halloween” on ZROCK many years ago and couldn’t believe someone was this extreme with his voice and satanic with his image. I was immediately hooked and had to find out more (not to mention hear more) from this artist. I can’t understand why some people can’t understand that this is one of King Diamond’s best records?! Let me clarify. This is not IN ANY WAY a moderate effort. I do like Abigail as a whole just oh so very SLIGHTLY better but, Fatal Portrait with the songs “Haunted”, “The Jonah”, “The Portrait” and “Lurking in the Dark” just wipes the floor with almost anything I’ve heard from anyone. Fatal Portrait also contains the song “Charon” which just plain jams! It is my favorite KD song. Haa I used to highly anticipate side two of the tape because “Charon” started it out. If you’re wondering about King Diamond (and you probably are since you’re reading this) you probably already know about the extremeniss of his voice and are not bothered by it, check out Fatal Portrait and the equally powerful Abigail. You won’t be disappointed. And if you really like powerful and heavy check out what should be your new favorite album, Testament ~ The Gathering Tell everyone!