King Diamond House of God

Whether or not you think the King's best days ended with Them, you have to admit that there are a lot of terrible songs on House of God. King Diamond can't be faulted for his release schedule regularity; however, this frequency may be what has caused the steady downward turn in quality. House of God is another ridiculous fairytale back-dropped by some of the most paint-by-numbers Euro-metal the man has ever conjured up. And the fact that he conjured the vast majority of the material may be another point in his undoing. It appears that there is very little input from his hired guns, and he clearly needs it on pedestrian monstrosities like "The Tress Have Eyes," "Help!!!" and the title track. (Metal Blade)