The eye (album di King Diamond del 1990)

THE EYE è un album di King Diamond, del 1990, di genere heavy metal. King Diamond è il lead vocal della band Mercyful fate. Il tema trattato in questo disco riguarda l’inquisizione francese, in particolare viene sviluppato attraverso un racconto in terza persona. Tra i vari personaggi, realmente esistiti, troviamo Jeanne Du Buisson, accusata di stregoneria e pertanto arsa viva sul rogo. 2 bambine che trovano una collana tra le ceneri del rogo di Jeanne. Padre Picard, un cappellano che attraverso il vino della comunione, utilizza una sostanza capace di controllare la mente umana. Gabriel Nicolas De La Reynie, un investigatore.

Le tracce che narrano questi eventi sono 11: 1)Eye of the witch. 2)The trial. 3)Burn. 4)Two little girls. 5)Into the convent. 6)Father Picard. 7)Behind these walls. 8)The meetings. 9)Insanity. 10)1642:imprisonment. 11)The curse.

Oltre King Diamond alla voce, a completare l’organico troviamo Andy La Rocque e Pete Blakk alle chitarre, Hal Patino al basso, Snowy Shaw alla batteria elettronica e Roberto Falcao alle tastiere. Il soggetto storico dell’album della band danese rende interessante l’ascolto dell’album, di un genere spesso sottovalutato, ma che sa regalare dei contenuti interessanti.

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