Mercyful Fate Don't Break the Oath
4.4 Ranking: #7 for 1984
Tracklist

 Full ReviewRatings (454) Give your Rating

4.5 superbKevin W. | May 13th 14

Hands down my favorite classic heavy metal album. The chemistry this band had was down right evil.

Bump

4.5 superbdannyboy89 | February 14th 14

While perhaps not quite as revolutionary as Melissa, Don't Break the Oath is still an impressive metal opus on it's own right. The riffs and solos are enough reason for many a metalhead to enjoy this.

Bump

4.0 excellentstagemaster | July 16th 13

If you're an avid fan of black metal you can't go wrong with this one. Though King Diamond's vocals are not for everyone (including myself), the sheer raw power of this album can't be missed.

Bump

4.0 excellentTheNotrap | July 26th 11

In my opinion MF best record. Full of classic tracks like A Dangerous Meeting, Gypsy, Come to the Sabbath and specially Desecration of Souls. Essential underground stuff.

Bump

5.0 classiccedrickthesaxon | December 17th 09

An absolute classic which helped lay the groundwork for thrash, black metal, death metal, power metal and so much more. Continues to influence bands to this day.

Bump

4.5 superbSlaytan | November 1st 08

Melissa is considered to be the masterpiece in Mercyful Fate's discography, but for my money, Don't Break The Oath takes the cake. It is strong from start to finish, sporting both Mercyful Fate's musical and vocal strengths. The guitar and percussion work is well above average, and the bass provides a great platform and backbone for the rest of the band. King Diamond delivers vocally, and this album is arguably his strongest vocal performance on any album (minus Abigail). Don't Break The Oath is more than worth checking out if you're looking for the origin of black metal (along with Venom), or just looking for a superb album in general.

Bump

4.0 excellentSylentEcho | September 16th 07

Following up 1983's monumental "Melissa" record with "Don't Break the Oath", Denmark's MERCYFUL FATE established a place for themselves in evil music history. This album glows with the best witching metal moments ever created. Shermann and Denner's intricate melodies and harmonies set over the King's wailing vocals and sinister falsetto still qualifies as some of the most evil-sounding music you're likely to hear. If you listen closely, you can hear the influences of early 70's bands like CAPTAIN BEYOND in Shermann's playing and the way the songs are structured. Dancing Madly Backwards....to Satan? "Desecration of Souls" has one of the most killer riffs of all time.

Bump

5.0 classicaarraa | July 30th 14
3.5 greatSkull917 | July 30th 14
4.5 superbJackus | July 28th 14
5.0 classicPoss3ss3d | July 23rd 14
5.0 classicFeralMemories | July 19th 14
5.0 classicvonseux | July 14th 14
4.0 excellentBeyondMiddleEarth | July 12th 14
3.0 goodTheLowdown | July 12th 14
4.0 excellentnakuragnarok | July 4th 14
5.0 classicSefirotMagi | June 24th 14
4.5 superbTotengott | June 13th 14
5.0 classicoddyseus | June 3rd 14
4.5 superbPeporro98 | June 1st 14
4.5 superbMrYeeepa | May 29th 14
4.5 superbComeToDaddy | May 29th 14
3.0 goodmikep87 | May 22nd 14
4.5 superbExplosiveOranges | May 18th 14
4.0 excellentdethkike666 | May 6th 14
3.5 greatatlantaguy1221 | April 29th 14
4.0 excellentM.S. Nielsen | April 26th 14
5.0 classicnoah | April 21st 14
5.0 classicNick Kempster | April 19th 14
5.0 classicLet | April 18th 14
3.5 greattitanslayer | April 16th 14
5.0 classicIronvinman | April 5th 14
5.0 classiclhschroeder | March 29th 14
5.0 classicDaniel Garrett Irwin | March 21st 14
4.0 excellentSplint | March 14th 14
4.5 superbmetalscheddel | March 13th 14
4.5 superbDikkoZinner | March 11th 14
5.0 classicxaderfos | March 9th 14
4.0 excellentHovse | March 5th 14
5.0 classicTheRubberbandMan | March 2nd 14
4.5 superbvisitant | February 26th 14
4.0 excellentstefantx | February 21st 14
4.5 superbdeadblessing | February 17th 14
3.5 greatThomas Harrison | February 17th 14
5.0 classicSithese | February 17th 14
5.0 classicSpookySkeletman | February 16th 14
4.0 excellentmenawati CONTRIBUTOR | February 15th 14
4.5 superbOctafishAntennae | February 14th 14
4.0 excellentLaymi | February 10th 14
4.0 excellentClaudio | February 9th 14
3.5 greatlaacuks | February 6th 14
5.0 classicjordanhageman666 | February 4th 14
4.5 superbmsm008 | February 1st 14
4.0 excellentspookin since 1932, friendin ever since i met you | January 27th 14
5.0 classicandyszeri | January 27th 14
5.0 classicruuthsinn | January 23rd 14
5.0 classicDeafJamNoise000 | January 21st 14
4.5 superbWackyHades374 | January 11th 14
5.0 classicfeelcho | January 8th 14
4.5 superbADR | December 28th 13
3.0 goodCoconutaerofreestyle | December 24th 13
5.0 classicThe Cynical Jew | December 22nd 13
4.0 excellentSnowdog808 | December 20th 13
3.5 greatnwhitmore | December 16th 13
5.0 classicCrashandBurn | December 14th 13
4.5 superbaguzman | December 11th 13
5.0 classicDarkRecollections | December 5th 13
2.0 poorRobinanimate | December 4th 13
4.0 excellentKriegdemKriege | December 4th 13
4.0 excellentNitrogen | December 3rd 13
3.0 goodPkThunder | December 2nd 13
3.5 greatMikkel | December 1st 13
5.0 classicDeadGuy | November 28th 13
4.5 superbala | November 27th 13
4.5 superbzygzakiem | November 26th 13
4.5 superbdonkey teeth | November 26th 13
5.0 classicalarm | November 23rd 13
4.5 superbput something weird here | November 21st 13
4.0 excellentDying. Feed us? | November 20th 13
4.5 superbSpag | November 16th 13
5.0 classicCaptainDooRight | November 7th 13
5.0 classicVerkrah | November 7th 13
5.0 classicInFlamesWeThrash666 | November 7th 13
5.0 classicDemolitionizer | November 7th 13
5.0 classicSophomoreSloth | November 5th 13
5.0 classicDazSkunk | November 4th 13
5.0 classicSatansSecretary | November 2nd 13
4.0 excellentAxl752 | November 1st 13
4.5 superbCarlosDanger | November 1st 13
5.0 classicJonthebookie | October 30th 13
5.0 classicCountdeLafey | October 27th 13
4.5 superbMaroCalidius86 | October 26th 13
4.5 superbdeltahawk | October 22nd 13
5.0 classicRoderick | October 20th 13
3.5 greatAuroraBeam | October 19th 13
3.5 greatmrhappy255 | October 16th 13
5.0 classicXitiael | October 13th 13
4.5 superbslidenslip | October 7th 13
4.5 superbChaosmonger | October 1st 13
4.5 superbpartirsempre | September 29th 13
2.0 poorkalki | September 25th 13
3.5 greatDen | September 9th 13
4.5 superbguitarded_chuck | September 5th 13
4.5 superbSteve Croft | September 4th 13
4.5 superbZack | August 18th 13
4.5 superbSixteenSaltines | August 16th 13
4.0 excellenthsg66 | August 12th 13
5.0 classicGreeny86 | August 11th 13
4.0 excellentJoe Harman | August 8th 13
4.0 excellentparksungjoon | August 7th 13
5.0 classicTheFreezingMoon | August 2nd 13
4.5 superbevilford | July 31st 13
5.0 classicLuan | July 25th 13
4.5 superbHenry100 | July 24th 13
4.5 superbkylechargerrt | July 18th 13
5.0 classicvomitgrinddeath666 | July 17th 13
5.0 classicHellripper | July 17th 13
5.0 classicXihaan | July 10th 13
5.0 classicWiseblood708 | July 9th 13
4.5 superbugh pop punk i'm not hong | July 4th 13
5.0 classicHatredcopter | July 2nd 13
4.5 superbSlMBOLlC | July 2nd 13
4.5 superbDavidScott | June 30th 13
5.0 classicNash J. CONTRIBUTOR | June 30th 13
4.5 superbNeroCorleone80 | June 23rd 13
4.5 superbEyesWideShut | June 18th 13
4.0 excellentDreamingWithTheDead | June 14th 13
4.0 excellentTyler Charbonneau | June 10th 13
4.5 superbMatthew Hopkins | June 10th 13
5.0 classicAcidDrinker | June 9th 13
4.5 superbDenis L.G. | June 2nd 13
4.5 superbMaxFuckingPayne | May 29th 13
4.5 superbpains | May 26th 13
4.5 superbbangheader | May 25th 13
4.0 excellentFra | May 24th 13
4.5 superbUrameshi | May 24th 13
5.0 classiclafayette | May 22nd 13
5.0 classicChuckyDarko | May 22nd 13
4.5 superbashder | May 12th 13
5.0 classicZeg | May 5th 13
4.5 superbboleyn2 | April 29th 13
4.5 superbCaptainHadouken | April 25th 13
5.0 classicHeadPhones | April 23rd 13
4.5 superbSCR1971 | April 21st 13
4.5 superbmadly in anger with you | April 15th 13
4.5 superbMike08 | April 15th 13
4.0 excellentphilmj | April 13th 13
4.5 superbmcchub | April 5th 13
5.0 classicInbredJed | April 5th 13
4.5 superbMrOblivion | April 2nd 13
4.5 superbDoctorMike | March 30th 13
4.5 superbCowlick035 | March 29th 13
4.0 excellentKibj411 | March 22nd 13
2.0 poorchickenhawk | March 15th 13
4.5 superbCakeWithCream | February 23rd 13
4.5 superbUltraswagman6214 | February 18th 13
4.5 superbDirtBagDan | February 13th 13
4.5 superbSolifugae | February 10th 13
4.5 superbharleyZHC | February 9th 13
4.5 superbMeat | February 8th 13
4.5 superbleejunghoon | February 2nd 13
4.5 superbRalphims | January 30th 13
5.0 classicjasonthetruth | January 26th 13
5.0 classicVulgarBass | January 25th 13
3.5 greatVeritus | January 21st 13
5.0 classicmikehoncho1992 | January 19th 13
5.0 classicFilthyBorgir | January 18th 13
5.0 classicAdhereOrElse | January 13th 13
4.0 excellentmanosg | January 13th 13
5.0 classicGrandpa Seth | January 8th 13
4.0 excellentamiritsuccumb | January 4th 13
4.5 superbbloc | December 30th 12
3.5 greatarcane | December 27th 12
5.0 classicwhipwhip | December 24th 12
5.0 classicPrimordialOoze | December 21st 12
3.0 goodDecemberSoul | December 16th 12
4.5 superbnightdeathrider | December 13th 12
4.5 superbMackinlay McBride | December 12th 12
4.0 excellentFluttershy666 | December 11th 12
4.5 superbAtheus | December 11th 12
5.0 classicthemadavenger | December 8th 12
5.0 classicDevin Palladino | December 3rd 12
4.5 superbBobbySinger | November 14th 12
4.5 superbSk8punkEmO | November 12th 12
5.0 classicMETALFACE666 | November 3rd 12
4.0 excellentDominionMM1 | October 29th 12
4.5 superbOLVEZOT | October 29th 12
4.5 superbPurpIe | October 22nd 12
5.0 classicPsychicChris | October 20th 12
4.0 excellentZGP1992 | October 14th 12
4.5 superbzenin | October 5th 12
5.0 classicMercyful69 | October 5th 12
5.0 classicHammerheart14 | September 29th 12
5.0 classicGigglesdemon | September 28th 12
5.0 classictharikleo | September 28th 12
3.5 greatJellingman | September 19th 12
4.5 superbArik Manley | September 11th 12
4.5 superbjayfatha | September 9th 12
5.0 classictcdalton215 | September 8th 12
4.5 superbDashy | September 6th 12
4.5 superbSerjtankianRulz | September 5th 12
5.0 classiccaitanya | August 31st 12
4.5 superbMats BG | August 25th 12
4.0 excellentThe Satan Ov The Hell | August 12th 12
4.5 superbrfsorbo | August 9th 12
4.5 superbgamezaurio | July 26th 12
4.5 superbhuguitoescorza | July 25th 12
4.0 excellentDisco is NOT dead! Disco is LIFE! | July 18th 12
2.0 poorbanjojojo | July 18th 12
4.5 superbmho | July 15th 12
4.0 excellentNoMeansYes | July 12th 12
5.0 classicpower555 | July 2nd 12
4.5 superbLaura Barnes | July 1st 12
3.5 greatVagitarianZombie | June 27th 12
4.5 superbFlut | June 24th 12
4.5 superblaucha1266 | June 20th 12
5.0 classicCallAnyVegetable | June 1st 12
5.0 classicSchizo94 | May 20th 12
4.0 excellentSam Haynes | May 20th 12
5.0 classicYhann Ortiz | May 14th 12
4.5 superbbalaz3 | May 9th 12
4.0 excellentAndYetItMoves | May 8th 12
4.0 excellentTenebraeInvictus | May 3rd 12
5.0 classicgrommet | April 29th 12
5.0 classicLought | April 29th 12
4.5 superbSystemunfolded | April 29th 12
4.0 excellentWJM73 | April 27th 12
4.5 superbRadioG00se | April 25th 12
4.0 excellentOlin M.G. | April 22nd 12
4.5 superbCrimsonFloyd | April 20th 12
3.0 good666IMPF2112 | April 19th 12
4.0 excellentDropdeadWHA | April 15th 12
4.5 superbexoticmaneuver | April 5th 12
5.0 classicMifxal | April 4th 12
4.0 excellentKing Henry VIII | April 3rd 12
4.0 excellentandrewcrazy | April 2nd 12
5.0 classicCyan1d3 | April 2nd 12
5.0 classicxeraya26 | March 22nd 12
4.5 superbFeeltheFire | March 22nd 12
4.0 excellentfacupm | March 21st 12
3.0 goodMarvinLapsus | March 16th 12
3.5 greatManzarek | March 7th 12
4.0 excellentBaron Scag | March 5th 12
4.5 superbsotirakis123 | March 4th 12
4.0 excellentlaucha126 | March 2nd 12
5.0 classicTBliss2 | February 27th 12
5.0 classicpbass0 | February 24th 12
4.0 excellentdemon of surveillance | February 19th 12
5.0 classicMichaelMyers | February 11th 12
4.0 excellentORPHEUS783 | February 5th 12
3.5 greatbacks | January 21st 12
4.0 excellentsmashedneck | January 12th 12
4.5 superbgallus90 | January 12th 12
3.5 greathominglasers | January 8th 12
3.5 greatLebren | January 3rd 12
4.5 superbAether | January 1st 12
3.0 gooddiscovolante | December 29th 11
3.0 goodDan Gelinas | December 29th 11
5.0 classicheathendoom | December 25th 11
4.0 excellentexciter | December 23rd 11
4.0 excellentAzazel, He of the Twelve Wings | December 17th 11
5.0 classicJoseph Scott | December 17th 11
4.0 excellent05McDonaldT | December 1st 11
4.0 excellentTravis Marmon | December 1st 11
4.5 superbSynapticPlasticity | November 30th 11
4.5 superbIzzard3 | November 27th 11
3.5 greatgazanga | November 23rd 11
3.5 greattoastrock | November 22nd 11
4.5 superbjunkie | November 17th 11
3.0 goodR.P Winters | November 10th 11
4.5 superbseedofnothing | November 7th 11
5.0 classictheweightofdarkness | November 6th 11
4.5 superbZeus18 | October 28th 11
4.0 excellentMebalZahari | October 27th 11
4.5 superbWesley Kemmer | October 27th 11
5.0 classiczdaman1743 | October 13th 11
4.0 excellentNeurosyphilis | October 7th 11
3.5 greatMetalSun | October 6th 11
5.0 classicarapinho1 | October 5th 11
4.5 superbrodneythemonstrosity | September 29th 11
5.0 classicJames Honaker | September 10th 11
5.0 classicSepultallica86 | August 20th 11
4.5 superbThrashingWhiplash | August 18th 11
5.0 classicSpanky | August 17th 11
4.5 superbSheno1138 | August 12th 11
5.0 classicdesecrator09 | August 12th 11
5.0 classicWANNACANDY | August 9th 11
3.5 greatEz | August 6th 11
5.0 classicthecountlugosi | August 4th 11
3.5 greatAttyTude | August 3rd 11
5.0 classicMoosechriS | July 27th 11
4.0 excellentSuicideVeil90 | July 25th 11
4.5 superbHoenir | July 24th 11
5.0 classicfp3 | July 22nd 11
4.0 excellentHeadcrusher9 | July 20th 11
4.5 superbLikferd | July 17th 11
4.5 superbSoulReaper94 | July 12th 11
4.5 superblmrolim | July 10th 11
5.0 classicquaker66 | July 10th 11
5.0 classicFullOnRapist | July 3rd 11
4.5 superbBitchPlease | June 29th 11
5.0 classicJames9491 | June 8th 11
4.5 superbKit Brown | June 7th 11
4.5 superbtinyclouds | May 27th 11
4.0 excellentRebel90 | May 20th 11
3.5 greatKadir Ari | May 16th 11
4.5 superbzackseb | May 16th 11
4.5 superbPostModernJellyfish | May 12th 11
5.0 classicsonictheplumber2 | May 3rd 11
5.0 classicimpregnator | May 1st 11
4.5 superbfecesfaerie | May 1st 11
4.5 superbLokitheTrickster | April 30th 11
4.5 superbMatthijs van der Lee | April 28th 11
4.5 superbJumaos | April 21st 11
4.0 excellentkereealazer | April 20th 11
5.0 classicrandomstofil | April 16th 11
4.5 superbIRAI | April 5th 11
2.0 poorZaltys | March 24th 11
4.5 superbHomeslice | March 12th 11
5.0 classicIvanStarr | March 10th 11
4.5 superbPhate72 | March 9th 11
5.0 classicSpiritualSuffering | March 8th 11
4.5 superbnomadinroam | March 7th 11
3.5 greatDaniBoi | March 1st 11
4.5 superbdiserpiero | February 27th 11
4.5 superbpyroflare77 | February 11th 11
4.5 superbCeeBone | February 6th 11
4.5 superbConsideredDead | January 11th 11
4.5 superbMunsuLight | January 4th 11
4.0 excellentbloodsorcery | December 25th 10
4.5 superbvanderb0b | December 20th 10
4.5 superbVerzig1 | December 20th 10
5.0 classicovrot rocks he's the man | December 20th 10
5.0 classicMikanoz | December 20th 10
5.0 classicMjollnir | December 14th 10
3.5 greatendtyme | December 13th 10
5.0 classicRattIehead | December 11th 10
5.0 classicMajk | December 9th 10
5.0 classiclimowreck | December 4th 10
4.5 superbJacobS | November 26th 10
5.0 classicMisterSteel | November 12th 10
5.0 classicimmorbid | November 8th 10
5.0 classicMikk | November 2nd 10
4.5 superbSleeepwalker | October 26th 10
4.0 excellentNathan Derr | October 26th 10
5.0 classicBaphometConsumed | October 19th 10
4.0 excellentEli Z. Wasson | October 15th 10
4.5 superbJasonStatham | October 3rd 10
4.0 excellentMr Grieves | September 30th 10
4.0 excellentGilad Baruch | September 30th 10
5.0 classicgambs | September 15th 10
5.0 classicNightryder | September 11th 10
4.5 superbImpendingSpoon321 | September 6th 10
5.0 classicMiltos Papayiannopoulos | September 5th 10
4.0 excellentRahl | August 29th 10
5.0 classicBlackSabbath | August 28th 10
4.5 superbBigHans | August 23rd 10
4.0 excellentCryptRaider | August 16th 10
5.0 classicFunkyDrummer345 | August 15th 10
4.5 superbdfumagalli236 | August 14th 10
4.5 superbTheFacemore | July 19th 10
3.5 greatBlindsided | July 14th 10
3.5 greatrc1288 | July 11th 10
5.0 classicLordifani | June 29th 10
4.5 superbMaximino Reyna | June 16th 10
5.0 classiclotsajoy | June 9th 10
4.5 superbYusuf | June 4th 10
4.0 excellentbazza123 | June 1st 10
4.0 excellentTimon87 | May 17th 10
4.0 excellentEvisc | May 4th 10
5.0 classicconceivedinfire | April 30th 10
4.0 excellentRamos29 | April 25th 10
4.0 excellentKanyon | April 10th 10
1.0 awfulMichael Jordan (GoAT) | April 5th 10
3.5 greatcha rles | April 1st 10
4.0 excellentTravis Montgomery | March 5th 10
5.0 classickayowas | February 26th 10
4.0 excellentRodrigo | February 24th 10
5.0 classicMrGM | February 13th 10
3.5 greatMindtraveller | February 8th 10
4.0 excellentnikki spencer | February 2nd 10
4.5 superbEgarran | January 29th 10
5.0 classicMitridates | January 22nd 10
4.5 superbBob Ashworth | January 21st 10
3.5 greatCrimson Death | January 10th 10
4.0 excellentCamelo Colca | January 9th 10
4.0 excellentBernardo Rabelo | January 9th 10
4.5 superbMarcus Collins | December 30th 09
3.0 goodMelissa Donavan | December 15th 09
4.0 excellentferrum | November 16th 09
3.5 greatKriss | November 15th 09
3.5 greatDLNation | October 14th 09
5.0 classicGreenman | October 9th 09
4.0 excellentBreeBreeChuggaLug | September 26th 09
3.5 greatgona have riffs gon be fast gona thrashh | September 25th 09
4.0 excellentunfsin | September 23rd 09
4.0 excellentKILL | September 17th 09
4.0 excellentgocsa666 | August 27th 09
5.0 classicLifeCypher | July 8th 09
4.5 superbburnedcorpse | June 30th 09
4.5 superbsonictheplumber STAFF | June 28th 09
5.0 classicwalfernu | June 19th 09
4.5 superbneedledeathpunk | June 15th 09
5.0 classicThusSpokeZarathustra | May 22nd 09
4.0 excellentNate B. | May 10th 09
3.5 greatAsaura | May 1st 09
4.0 excellentSinsemilla | April 13th 09
4.5 superbKristjan Karron | March 22nd 09
3.5 greatharvester_of_sorrows | March 7th 09
4.5 superbHyperbore | February 24th 09
4.0 excellentmetallicaman88 | February 17th 09
4.0 excellentillmitch | January 9th 09
5.0 classicTBliss | January 7th 09
4.5 superbthemissive | January 6th 09
5.0 classiccrunchyfetus | December 3rd 08
4.0 excellentOmegaSwitch | November 28th 08
4.0 excellentskibeot85 | November 10th 08
4.5 superbkazemaky | October 13th 08
4.5 superbDarkside18 | October 13th 08
4.5 superbK. McNichols | October 4th 08
3.0 goodtwiik | August 30th 08
4.0 excellentNate B. | August 6th 08
4.0 excellentMonorailCat | June 26th 08
3.5 greatFuzzboy | June 25th 08
4.5 superbJake Cole | June 20th 08
4.5 superbSoundsTurnAround | June 17th 08
4.0 excellentDMHcathedral | May 16th 08
4.5 superbsnagon1487 | March 26th 08
5.0 classicHawks | March 11th 08
4.5 superbmetalforthemasses666 | March 4th 08
3.5 greatMart0001 | November 17th 07
4.0 excellentffhj | October 16th 07
4.5 superbGhostofPerdition0 | September 29th 07
3.5 greatJmaj14 | September 13th 07
4.5 superbhenderz | March 17th 06
4.5 superblanchege
3.5 greatASberg
4.5 superbsabbathfan1986
5.0 classicSoul_Under_Arrest
4.0 excellentNeurotoxin
4.5 superbSpittingVenom
5.0 classicSolaceSoulless
4.0 excellentmsp94
4.0 excellentBloodyRoot
5.0 classicjane
4.0 excellentFatalEnergy
4.0 excellentThe Writer Ov This Review
4.5 superbSoulReaper
4.5 superbWormbludRecords
4.0 excellentAakon_Keetreh
4.5 superbTheDevilsOwn
4.0 excellentblackened07
4.0 excellentApocalyptic Raids
4.0 excellentBlurry

Give Your Opinion on Don't Break the Oath


You have to be logged in to rate this album Login | Create a Profile

FAQ // STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS // SITE FORUM // CONTACT US

Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Site Copyright 2005-2014 Sputnikmusic.com
All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Privacy Policy