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Release date: 2001
Style: Heavy metal

Rating:

8.5 | 123 votes

Owners:

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17 want it
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01. Son Of Evil
02. The Grave Digger
03. Raven
04. Scythe Of Time
05. Spirits Of The Dead
06. The House
07. King Pest
08. Sacred Fire
09. Funeral Procession
10. Haunted Palace
11. Silence
12. Black Cat [digipak bonus]
13. Running Free [Iron Maiden cover] [Japanese bonus]
14. Starlight [Accept cover] [limited edition bonus]

Review
Lyrics (14)


Line-up
Chris Boltendahl - vocals
Hans Peter Katzenburg - keyboards
Manni Schmidt - guitars
Stefan Arnold - drums
Jens Becker - bass

Staff review by
Pierre Tombale

Rating:
10
This is the exceptional masterpiece, Grave Digger's: 'The Grave Digger' darker and more aggresive than anything that has been released before under the flag of Chris Boltendahl and his metal comrades. Adding with the fresh and raw riffing of Manni Schmidt who formerly played with Rage, we hold here the most terrific power metal album ever. It is a hommage to the writings of Edgar Allen Poe, there are certain popular topics to be found again, such as The Raven, The Fall Of The House Of Usher and The Black Cat. Edgar Allan Poe's works seem to be good materia to make metal songs of it, thinking of Iron Maiden - Murders In The Rue Morgue, Stormwitch - Masque Of The Red Death and probably lots of others I haven't heard yet. Now it's Grave Diggers turn to proceed.

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published 15.11.2004 | Comments (5)

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