Not many bands can claim to be as influential as Mercyful Fate. As one of the early purveyors of true metal, the band's impact is felt far and wide; from the new wave of black metals' Cradle Of Filth and Dimmu Borgir to international metal gods Megadeth and Metallica. 1996's Into the Unknown is the Danish heavy metal legends last with founding guitarist Michael Denner in the fold. King Diamond delivers the goods as always with his piercing falsetto matching the never ending technically proficient riffage from Sherman and Denner every step of the way. Home to the barn burners "The Uninvited Guest," "Ghost Of Change" and "Holy Water."