The king is back and again he doesn't disappoint his subjects. As usual "House Of God" is a concept-album, which is built upon a creepy story, which takes on philosophical matters this time.
When you look at the music, then it becomes obvious fairly quickly that King and Mike Wead have listened to albums like "Abigail" and "Them" again, while King's vocals haven't been this variable in quite some time (with KING DIAMOND). Apart from his typical falsetto and the high screams we also get to hear his normal deeper voice, which adds even more depth and variability to the compositions.
Musically the album is one continuous flow, but without falling into uniformity of the songs. Take "The Trees Have Eyes" or "House Of God", which builds up a highly interesting atmosphere, take "Black Devil", which bases on a really simple, but even more effective riff or the very urgent "Help!!!", they all show you the different aspects to the story as well.
As the last albums had really not been bad, but just not outstanding, "House Of God" manages to continue the line of the classics of the early days almost seamlessly.