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The Puppet Master

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  • I honestly believe King Diamond is incapable of writing a bad album. Out of his solo albums, the only one that I didn’t instantly love was VooDoo-need to give that one another go.King is back with Puppet Master, telling the story of an evil puppet master and his wife as only King can do. He attends a pupet show and meets a girl, Victoria, and they fall in love. Victoria attends the puppet show again, alone, and never returns. The Unfortunate Man (King) goes looking for her and stumbles upon more than he bargained for. Technically, this is just incredible. It reminds me of his early days. The guitar work is stellar-Andy is in fine form as usual. Riffs dovetailing in and out of each other, VERY melodic. King’s vocals are different this time though. Gone are the operatic screams for much if it, instead he uses them to punctuate areas of the story. I also believe this is the first KD album that has no typical introduction as they all have in the past.The DVD included is a great treat for Diamondbangers! King sitting in full make up telling the story of the Puppet Master. I only wish he had done this for all his other albums. It was a cool touch!NOBODY does it as well as King! I’ve been a huge fan since Fatal Portrait and am only more obsessed with each album. He has never faltered and has always remained true to his vision and his fans.

    Posted on December 2, 2009