Since he has long been considered one of heavy metal's most theatrical performers, it would only be natural for King Diamond to regularly visit the concept album format, which he has done quite a bit over the years. And on his 2007 release, Give Me Your Soul...Please, he came up with one of his darkest and most disturbing stories yet, as the story line tells the tale of a father murdering his son and daughter. But hang on, there's a twist. One of the youngsters is having a hard time getting into heaven, so they devise a plan to steal an innocent person's soul...King Diamond's! Musically, Give Me Your Soul...Please is exactly what you'd expect from Diamond and his band -- metallic riffing, proggy song structures, and, of course, an emphasis on King's multi-octave vocal range. To experience some vintage King Diamond, take your pick of such headbangers as "Never Ending Hill" and "Mirror Mirror," or creepy ballads like "Pictures in Red." You can always rely on King Diamond to deliver some good ol' horror metal tales, and Give Me Your Soul...Please certainly delivers. ~ Greg Prato, Rovi

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