I put Mercyful Fate on the Concrete List but not King Diamond. Why? Well, KD is still active as a band and MF is not. That is the only reason. King Diamond, the legendary leader of his eponymous band, really does not need anyone to blog about his greatness. But who can resist? The band has been so good for so long. And now that King has come back from heart surgery and is fully recovered, we can expect great things over his 3 album deal with Metal Blade Records. The live concerts I have seen from the past year show that King is back and actually better than ever now that he has gotten his health in order.