The original lineup of Mercyful Fate reunited to record Into the Unknown but instead of capturing the spark of their early records, the band just seemed tired. They worked the same territory that made them famous and perhaps that was part of the problem -- they have done music as heavy and tortured as this in the past, only better. By and large, Into the Unknown is an effective argument for bands not reuniting.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine