RELEASE
1984
LABEL
Roadrunner Records
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Heavy Metal

Album Review

All of Mercyful Fate's potential was fulfilled on Don't Break the Oath, a doomy, gothic collection of post-Priest/Maiden black metal preoccupied with Satan and the occult. Hank Shermann and Michael Denner keep their progressive rock tendencies reigned in while still delivering plenty of the neo-classical feel that gives the music its atmosphere, and King Diamond uses his vocal range to great theatrical effect. Fate's sound and attitude were highly influential on later gothic/black metal bands, especially in Europe, and Don't Break the Oath consistently encapsulates their appeal.
Steve Huey, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. A Dangerous Meetinghttp://itunes.apple.com/album/a-dangerous-meeting/id214370630?i=214370759&uo=5
  2. Nightmarehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/nightmare/id214370630?i=214370839&uo=5
  3. Desecration of Soulshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/desecration-of-souls/id214370630?i=214370907&uo=5
  4. Night of the Unbornhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/night-of-the-unborn/id214370630?i=214370942&uo=5
  5. The Oathhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-oath/id214370630?i=214370984&uo=5
  6. Gypsyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/gypsy/id214370630?i=214371006&uo=5
  7. Welcome Princess of Hell
  8. To One Far Awayhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/to-one-far-away/id214370630?i=214371183&uo=5
  9. Come to the Sabbathhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/come-to-the-sabbath/id214370630?i=214371198&uo=5
  10. Death Kiss [*][Demo Version]http://itunes.apple.com/album/death-kiss-demo/id214370630?i=214371263&uo=5