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://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004640010074839&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fa-dangerous-meeting%252Fid214370630%253Fi%253D214370759%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  2. Nightmarehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004640010074839&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fnightmare%252Fid214370630%253Fi%253D214370839%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  3. Desecration of Soulshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004640010074839&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fdesecration-of-souls%252Fid214370630%253Fi%253D214370907%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  4. Night of the Unbornhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004640010074839&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fnight-of-the-unborn%252Fid214370630%253Fi%253D214370942%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  5. The Oathhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004640010074839&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fthe-oath%252Fid214370630%253Fi%253D214370984%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  6. Gypsyhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004640010074839&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fgypsy%252Fid214370630%253Fi%253D214371006%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  7. Welcome Princess of Hell
  8. To One Far Awayhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004640010074839&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fto-one-far-away%252Fid214370630%253Fi%253D214371183%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  9. Come to the Sabbathhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004640010074839&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fcome-to-the-sabbath%252Fid214370630%253Fi%253D214371198%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  10. Death Kiss [*][Demo Version]http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004640010074839&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fdeath-kiss-demo%252Fid214370630%253Fi%253D214371263%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455