Vocalist Tony Forde of Australian melo-black-death outfit shares his passion for Scandinavian black metal and other legends

Would you like to take a look behind the bleakness and vileness exhibited by Australian melodic black/death metal band King? Here are the top favourite choices of vocalist Tony Forde when it comes to influential records. Forde describes below a couple of pretty renowned albums using about one line for each, reducing thus everything to the essentials. Legendary Scandinavian black metal names rule this list, which becomes the mandatory initiation for each novice.


Dimmu Borgir – Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

Symphonic metal at its finest.

Immortal – Sons Of Northern Darkness

Absolutely flawless – ferocious guitar sound; Abbath’s vocals are next level.

Moonsorrow – Kivenkantaja

The song “Raunioilla” is a mind blowing tune, this band is one of the greatest.

Beherit – Drawing Down The Moon

A big tick to anyone who can make a whisper sound so evil.

Motley Crue – Dr. Feelgood

One of the top albums of all time, every song is a masterpiece and the recording is absolutely enormous. There should be more trumpets in metal!

I – Between Two Worlds

Ultimate mix of black metal and rock, one of the best super groups ever done.

Satyricon – Age Of Nero

A pummeling raw masterpiece.

Wintersun – Wintersun

Chants, choruses, riffs it has it all. The beginning of the genre “Epic Metal”.

Darkthrone – Under A Funeral Moon

A raw cult classic, pity they don’t play live.

In Flames – Reroute To Remain

First In Flames album I heard, great song writing, every song is a hit!

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