I just bought my first King Diamond CD, Abigail, on a whim. I remember hearing a friend's Diamond CD a while ago and being amused by it. It's... interesting. Musically, it's lots of 80s power metal with fancy-schmancy guitar pyrotechnics. Diamond's voice is all over the place. Either he's extremely talented, totally out of his mind, or both. It's a concept album, apparently about some dead baby who haunts a couple from beyond the grave. Ooh, scary. It's very theatrical and very silly, but I like it. For some reason, I've been a little obsessed with corn-rock lately. I added CDs by Judas Priest, Rainbow, and DIO to my collection which already included Iron Maiden. I can't help liking the teenage theatrics of it all. Just when I thought I had matured past all this stuff, I get sucked in even more. Has anyone heard Iced Earth? I was reading about them on allmusic.com. It seems that one of their albums is about the comic hero Spawn. I love Spawn. Is this album decent musically? What about Helloween? That's a name that pops up every now and then. Anyone in the know?