Don’t Break The Oath

Mercyful Fate - Dont Break the Oath
  • Album Info
  • 1984
  • Roadrunner Records

1. A Dangerous Meeting
2. Nightmare
3. Desecration Of Souls
4. Night Of The Unborn
5. The Oath
6. Gypsy
7. Welcome Princess Of Hell
8. To One Far Away
9. Come To The Sabbath

“Don’t Break The Oath” is the second studio album by Danish heavy metal band MERCYFUL FATE, released in 1984.

The style MERCYFUL FATE employed on “Don’t Break The Oath” resembled a mixture of heavy metal with progressive elements, lyrically preoccupied with Satan and the occult and distinguished by King Diamond‘s theatrical falsetto vocals. Although very influential to future black metal bands due to its lyrical content, the music itself is more reminiscent of traditional heavy metal. The album was remastered and subsequently re-issued on Roadrunner Records in 1997. This reissue came with the bonus track “Death Kiss (Demo)”, which would eventually evolve into the album’s lead-off track, “A Dangerous Meeting”.