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Mercyful Fate
Heavy Metal
October, 1983
Date of recording:
July, 1983
Easy Sound Recording, Copenhagen, Denmark
FLAC album size:
1643 mb
MP3 album size:
1260 mb
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Melissa (Mercyful Fate album). Melissa is the debut studio album by Danish heavy metal band Mercyful Fate, released on 30 October 1983. It was the first album released by Roadrunner Records.

Melissa (Mercyful Fate album).

Melissa is the debut studio album by Danish heavy metal band Mercyful Fate, released on 30 October 1983.

Melissa is the debut studio album by the Danish heavy metal band Mercyful Fate, released in 1983. Melissa", the first full-length album, was released November 26, 1983

Track 8 is an out-take from the 'Melissa' recording sessions. Black Masses originally appeared as the B-side of The "Black Funeral" single and later on the album The Beginning Tracks 9-11 produced and mixed for BBC Radio 1's "The Friday Rock Show" and recorded in 8 hours on March 19, 1983. Appears courtesy of BBC Enterprises Ltd. These versions were recorded 3½ months prior to the versions on the 'Melissa' album. Originally appeared on the album The Beginning. Originally appeared on the album Return Of The Vampire Track 13 recorded before Mercyful Fate was signed. Originally appeared on the compilation Metallic Storm and later as a bonus track on the CD remaster of The Beginning Note: On tracks 12 & 13, Benny Peterson plays guitar along with Hank Shermann, as Michael Denner had yet to join the band.

Melissa Tab. Mercyful Fate. Band: Mercyful Fate Album: Melissa. Track Listing: 1. Evil 2. Curse of the Pharoahs 3. Into the Coven 4. At the Sound of the Demon Bell 5. Black Funeral 6. Satan's Fall 7. Melissa -. 1. Evil.

Mercyful Fate - Is That You, Melissa from the 1993 album "In The Shadows" O. .Mercyful Fate- The Beginning (FULL ALBUM) 1987Heavy Metal Maniacs. King Diamond perform the Mercyful Fate classic "Evil" off of the 1983 album "Melissa" Mercyful Fate - Satan's fallAntonio Ortiz.

Track List

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 Evil King Diamond / Hank Shermann Mercyful Fate 4:45
2 Curse of the Pharaohs King Diamond / Hank Shermann Mercyful Fate 3:57
3 Into the Coven King Diamond / Hank Shermann Mercyful Fate 5:11
4 At the Sound of the Demon Bell King Diamond / Hank Shermann Mercyful Fate 5:23
5 Black Funeral King Diamond / Sherman, Hank Mercyful Fate 2:50
6 Satan's Fall King Diamond / Hank Shermann Mercyful Fate 11:23
7 Melissa King Diamond / Hank Shermann Mercyful Fate 6:40


Jeff Daniel - Reissue Producer
Michael Denner - Guitar
Chris Gehringer - Remastering
Timi Grabber - Bass
Thomas Grandahl - Photography
Thomas Holm - Artwork, Cover Art
Jakob Jorgensen - Engineer
King Diamond - Composer, Vocals, Vocals (Background)
Henrik Lund - Producer
Mercyful Fate - Primary Artist
Kim Ruzz - Drums
Sherman, Hank - Composer
Hank Shermann - Composer, Guitar
Bill Turjancik - Assistant Producer
  • Yananoc
Quick Review:Melissa is fantastic. The debut by FWOBM (First Wave of Black Metal) band Mercyful Fate is absolutely unpredictable and incredible.King Diamond is Rob Halford turned up to 11. Evil, Satan's Fall and many other songs are so amazing mainly due to the fact that King Diamond can growl low and scream banshee levels of high. I have never heard an album where a singer is this into the occult and satanic themes of Black Sabbath and taking it to the extremes. A must listen to anyone who loves Metal.9.1/10
  • Kizshura
Con un demo homónimo se comenzaba a forjar la leyenda: Mercyful Fate se presentaba como un grupo satanista, con guitarristas con influencias neoclásicas y un vocalista con un registro vocal impresionantemente extenso, llegando desde rugidos infernales hasta su magnífico falsetto.Posterior a ese gran demo, llega su disco debut. Melissa es un grandioso disco de Heavy Metal, dónde encontramos aspectos del aún no nacido Black Metal: la oscuridad y las letras satánicas. Gracias al estilo neoclásico de sus guitarristas, el álbum nos presenta un Heavy Metal, con una atmósfera muy oscura con tintes progresivos, sobre el cuál nos recita sus infernales versos el gran King Diamond. El disco comienza muy directo con dos grandes canciones: Evil y Curse of the Pharaohs, pero desde Into the Coven comienza a noterse la influencia progresiva en los guitarristas. At the Sound of Demon Bell cierra sobervia la primera mitad.Black Funeral abre la segunda mitad, que sirve como puente para lo que se nos viene encima. Satan's Fall es una magnífica canción que se extiende hasta los 11 minutos, muy progresiva y muy oscura. Realmente inquietante la interpretación de King Diamond, igual que en el resto del disco. Cierra la sublime Melissa, dónde concluye este gran disco que influenció a la escena que nacería en Noruega, convirtiéndose en la leyenda viva del Heavy Metal danés. Magnífico el debut de Diamond y su secta de grandes músicos, un disco fundamental tanto para el seguidor del Heavy Metal como para el seguidor del Black Metal.
  • Adorardana
Opera cultists and bel canto students, prepare yourself to plug your ears, for Mercyful Fate had one of the most recognizable (and tremendous) singers in Rock'n Roll that one could ever have the (mis)fortune to hear. Purposefully founded by a singer who had some experience between demo bands and wanted to achieve the Satanic aura of his beliefs, Mercyful Fare can hardly be considered Black Metal by today' standards: rather, their style consists of Progressive-tinged Power Metal/Hard Rock with the occasional Deep Purple worship to keep the listener grounded on Earth without making him think this is more than a simple album.This means that although Mercyful Fate isn't exactly complex (again, by today's standards), the Yes comparison can come and go once in a while, especially on the 11 minutes "Satan's Fall". There are times when Hank Shermann's songwriting has a tendency to recycle chords all over the album. "Curse of the Pharaohs" may sound a bit like a The Cars number, but the theatricality of the performances and the sulfuric production recall a bit an evil twin of Queen. The album sounds both dated and somehow "esoteric", although the effect is purely coincidence: King Diamond's glass--shattering, immature falsetto shows a strong limit in range (especially on the throat-shred "At the Sound of the Demon Bell"), but even when he sings more "conventionally" he refuses to offer hooks, exactly as Hank Shermann refuses to deliver solos which show a bit of originality,There are no doubts, this is a product of the 80's, the decade when fiction and muscles reigned supreme and substance had to be found elsewhere. But for all its defects, unapproachability and ridiculous album covers, Mercyful Fate are a fine alternative to The Smiths' crude realism. Beyond the senseless tempo changes and perpetual exchanging dynamics, "Evil", "Into the Coven" and the forceful "Black Funeral" offer enough posturing to satisfy those who need it. Just don't expect the ultimate "evil" album or an album with the same consistence and power of Venom.Highlights:"Evil", "Curse of the Pharaohs", "Black Funeral".