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  • Audio CD (February 24, 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Metal Blade
  • ASIN: B0000060ZI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,222 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Louisiana Darkness
2. 'LOA' House
3. Life After Death
4. Voodoo
5. A Secret
6. Salem
7. One Down Two To Go
8. Sending Of Dead
9. Sarah's Night
10. The Exorcist
11. Unclean Spirits
12. Cross Of Baron Samedi
13. If They Only Knew
14. Aftermath

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Great album, so far nothing better.
montecarlostar
"Voodoo" has a great story as well, which makes the listening very creepy, and interesting.
Masked Jackal
Voodoo had King's THIRD best production to date, after Abigail and Conspiracy.
jared l'esperance

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jeremy Ulrey on February 10, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Another concept album from the Royal Dane, this time concerning supernatural dealings in New Orleans (a la Anne Rice). Like many apathetic former fans, I passed on listening to his last offering, "The Graveyard", after reading nothing but bad reviews, but this new record garnered an excited buzz on the internet, so I was kind of looking forward to checking it out. And damn does it smoke! The King is obviously on his second wind, as the songwriting is topnotch throughout this project. Much mileage has been gained from the traditional 80s style of metal on "Voodoo", which doesn't lack in either guitar solos or throat-shredding vocal sonics. I like the way King Diamond maintains his own identity on his records: here he manages to add enough tribal drumming to evoke primal voodoo ritualism without sounding like Sepultura, and he's always been comfortable enough with his Satanism that he doesn't feel the need to constantly flaunt it in his lyrics like most death metal bands. Instead, he soldiers on with his most consistent effort in years. Some may say he's no longer the innovator he once was, today sticking to the same styles and cliches he once helped define. That may be true, but who can argue with the quality of this material? Programme music for the bleak at heart.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mike Reed VINE VOICE on February 26, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Somewhat over-the-top (but, in a good way), 1998 solo release by the notorious King Diamond. This looks to be his eighth solo outing. Put out around the same time as Mercyful Fate's 'Dead Again', but better. This CD covers some scary subjects like ghosts, witch craft and the afterlife. Tracks that I thought showed that Diamond still has it are "LOA House", the head-banging title cut "Voodoo", "Salem", "Sarah's Night" and the outrageous "If They Only Knew". Also noticed that King Diamond's vocals through out this fourteen track opus is really good. Well done. A definite should-have.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By montecarlostar on April 23, 2006
Format: Audio CD
I'm a long time fan of KD and own all of KD and MF albums. And believe me, none of them is as rich musically and lirically as this one.

This album has to do with a mysterious mansion in Louisiana, and believe it or not, it had something to do with my decision of moving here. I was somehow interested in the mystery of the old underground Louisiana traditions and... superstitions.

It begins with Louisiana Darkness, a small introductory track that sets the mood for what's to come. Then it continues with the powerful "LOA house", with the great introduction line: "1932, North of Baton Rouge... Louisiana nights are darker than before" (I used a variation of that quote for some time in the msn). In this song we meet the main characters: David and Sarah LaFayette.

Then, in my opinion, two of the best tracks of the record. The hypnotic "Life after death" (great use of the keyboard and the vocal lines here) and the title track's voodoo drums, a great combination that makes this record an epic. In these two songs the main ghostly characters and their rituals are introduced.

"Salem" and "A secret" are just songs necesary to continue with the narrative.

Then, another great moment comes with "One down two to go" and "Sending of dead". The first one opens with subtle acoustic guitar chords that set the mood for what's going to be an "ill-fated day" and the the songs explodes histerically with the words: "from yesterdaaaaay!!!" Great song in every way, it gives a feeling of helplessness when Salem sings: "you used to be so beautiful, but now you're gonna die!!!" Then, "Sending of dead" is the perfect narrative complement for what was so eerily schemed in the last track.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Muddy Moe on May 30, 2002
Format: Audio CD
First of all, King Diamond is a very consistent artist. One can argue about which is his best and which is his worst. We probably all have somewhat different opinions based on what we heard first and what just happens to please us. But in my opinion all his albums are very nearly equal. Sure, Abigail has some of the strongest overall songwriting and one of the best stories. But all the albums have a similar feel and few real weak moments. He's not perfect, but he's very consistent.
Voodoo fits right in the pack. It's got perhaps my favorite overall production. As much as I like Abigail, King Diamond's early albums were mixed with heavy reverb, which was an '80's fashion and also used by King Diamond to give the album an "old time horror movie" type feel. He's commented on that in interviews.
Voodoo was recorded at Nomad Studios in Texas and sounds great! Also great cover art and detail in the booklet. The band sounds tight and the story is good too. The mix of sound effects (night sounds, bells, etc) with the music is excellent. I like the more limited use of reverb and the great sonic clarity.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Broken Window on May 17, 2003
Format: Audio CD
First, let me say that only true classics deserve 5 stars, whereas only corporate drivel deserves 1 star, like a Britney Spears album. Voodoo is a decent album, but a little too inconsistent. A return to a more basic approach would probably have helped. Two and a half stars.

Again, like most of his post-'The Eye' efforts, this album takes a while to get in to. Sure, 'One Down, Two to Go' rocks, arguably one of his best songs ever, but for the most part, the tracks are a little too complex and uneven. There are other strong points, like 'Cross of Baron Samedi', 'Exorcist', 'Secret' and 'Life After Death', but these require quite a few listens to really appreciate. One problem I have is that there are too many songs and, at times, difficult to follow the story without reading the lyrics. While I appreciate King's efforts to fill up the cd, a tighter story and song structure would be better. King's vocals are strong and he still does a fairly good job mixing his deliveries. That, together with a bunch of songs that grow on you, makes for a fulfilling listen. Still, one can't help but think this is middle of the road King - he has done much, much better.

I enjoy listening to Voodoo every now and then after spinning the 'Conspiracy' or 'Abigail' one too many times. But its not a must-own, by any stretch. King fans will probably enjoy it, but modest fans of prog-metal would be better suited to dig up his earlier work first.
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