9 (Mercyful Fate album)

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9
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Studio album by Mercyful Fate
Released June 15, 1999 (1999-06-15)
Recorded February—March 1999
Studio Nomad Recording Studio, Carrollton, Texas, USA
Genre Heavy metal
Length 44:20
Label Metal Blade
Producer Kol Marshall and Mercyful Fate
Mercyful Fate chronology
Dead Again
(1998)
9
(1999)
The Best of Mercyful Fate
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Blistering (unfavorable)[2]
Chronicles of Chaos 7.5/10[3]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal 9/10[4]
Rock Hard (GER) 9.0/10[5]
Sputnikmusic 3.5/5[6]

9 is the seventh and final studio album by Danish heavy metal band Mercyful Fate. 9 was recorded during February and March 1999, and was released on June 15, 1999 on Metal Blade Records.[1] This album continues the heavier sound that was introduced in their previous album Dead Again, and also marks the return of the Satanic and Occult-based lyrical themes which were prevalent during the band's first incarnation.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by King Diamond.

No. Title Music Length
1. "Last Rites" Hank Shermann 4:12
2. "Church of Saint Anne" Shermann 4:44
3. "Sold My Soul" Diamond 5:04
4. "House on the Hill" Shermann 3:43
5. "Burn in Hell" Diamond 3:49
6. "The Grave" Shermann 4:09
7. "Insane" Shermann 3:01
8. "Kiss the Demon" Diamond 3:53
9. "Buried Alive" Diamond 4:53
10. "9" Mike Wead 4:31
Japanese release bonus track
No. Title Music Length
11. "S.H." Diamond 2:21

Personnel[edit]

Mercyful Fate
Additional musicians
  • Kol Marshall - keyboards
Production
  • Kol Marshall - producer, engineer, mixing with Mercyful Fate
  • Vince Rossi - engineer

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Huey, Steve. "Mercyful Fate - 9 review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2016-11-23. 
  2. ^ Rajiva, Jay. "Review: Mercyful Fate - "9"". Blistering. Retrieved 2016-11-23. 
  3. ^ Schwarz, Paul (12 August 1996). "Mercyful Fate - 9". Chronicles of Chaos. Retrieved 2016-11-23. 
  4. ^ Popoff, Martin (August 1, 2007). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 3: The Nineties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. pp. 273–274. ISBN 978-1-894959-62-9. 
  5. ^ Kühnemund, Götz (1999). "Dynamit: Mercyful Fate- Into the Unknown". Rock Hard (in German). No. 145. Retrieved 2016-11-23. 
  6. ^ Nash, J. "Mercyful Fate - 9". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 2016-11-23.