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Release date: 31 October 2010
Style: Power metal

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01. Where The Sinners Go
02. Are You Metal?
03. Who Is Mr. Madman?
04. Raise The Noise
05. World Of Fantasy
06. Long Live The King
07. The Smile Of The Sun
08. You Stupid Mankind
09. If A Mountain Could Talk
10. The Sage, The Fool, The Sinner
11. My Sacrifice
12. Not Yet Today
13. Far In The Future
14. I'm Free [deluxe digipack edition bonus]
15. Faster We Fall [Japanese bonus]
16. Aiming High [iTunes bonus]

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Additional info
Guest musicians:
Matthias Ulmer - Keyboards
Eberhard Hahn - Flute solo (on "Raise The Noise")
William "Billy" King - Choirs
Olaf Senkbeil - Choirs
Ron Deris -Backing Vocals (on "Far In The Future")
Biff Byford - Spoken prologue to 'Who Is Mr. Madman?'

Staff review by
Baz Anderson

Rating:
9.0
Helloween have been forging a new path for themselves for many years, seemingly cursed in the way that anything with the Helloween name on it will be compared to those influential Keeper... albums, and almost every time the new offering inevitably falls short.

7 Sinners is the third album with the current line-up, and the first since The Dark Ride that has been able to square up to the Keeper... albums and come off looking pretty good. The reputation of those early albums will never be matched again, but Helloween are determined to continually prove their worth as the genre's kings and still as a legitimate and current power metal band.

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published 29.12.2010 | Comments (64)

Staff pick by
Baz Anderson

11.11.2010 Helloween are back with their best album definitely at least since The Dark Ride. This is heavier stuff, modern, and certainly catchy without being cheesy. This will be one of the albums of the year for all those concerned.

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Metal Invader - 10.11.2010 at 23:06  
Rating: 8 Anyone found Come Rain Or Shine track..? or is this song a mit lol
MeTalRea|istiK - 12.11.2010 at 18:09  
Rating: 10 Ive got i'm free and faster we fall..upload at u tube later!!
Angelic Storm - 12.11.2010 at 18:17  
Rating: 9
Written by Metal Invader on 10.11.2010 at 23:06

Anyone found Come Rain Or Shine track..? or is this song a mit lol


The song apparently does exist, and a pumpkin illustration was done for it along with the other 7 Sinners tracks, so I think it is real. lol Its probably being kept back for a single b-side, or for a future limited edition release of the album. (which I hate!)
thewall30 - 15.11.2010 at 04:10  
Rating: 9 Such an amazing album, im speachless
Metal Invader - 16.11.2010 at 17:41  
Rating: 8 Finally they make better album then Gamma Ray! proud to be Helloween fan
The Shape 1973 - 23.11.2010 at 20:20  
Rating: 8 Not really hit me yet. Nothing stands out. Guitar tone very different from previous albums. Almost sounds like US power metal in parts (not all).

Hope it will grow on me. Not as accessible as last album.
Angelic Storm - 23.11.2010 at 20:22  
Rating: 9
Written by The Shape 1973 on 23.11.2010 at 20:20

Not really hit me yet. Nothing stands out. Guitar tone very different from previous albums. Almost sounds like US power metal in parts (not all).

Hope it will grow on me. Not as accessible as last album.


Im not saying you will end up liking it, but I can say it was a grower for me. Not much stood out to me on first listen. It took repeated plays for me to like most of the songs. xD
The Shape 1973 - 23.11.2010 at 20:27  
Rating: 8
Written by Angelic Storm on 23.11.2010 at 20:22

Written by The Shape 1973 on 23.11.2010 at 20:20

Not really hit me yet. Nothing stands out. Guitar tone very different from previous albums. Almost sounds like US power metal in parts (not all).

Hope it will grow on me. Not as accessible as last album.


Im not saying you will end up liking it, but I can say it was a grower for me. Not much stood out to me on first listen. It took repeated plays for me to like most of the songs. xD

Will keep trying, I want to like it as I am a big Helloween fan. Little has made me sit up and listen at the moment.

Still, some of my favourite albums I didn't like the first time through, the growers are usually the ones that become classics later.
Angelic Storm - 23.11.2010 at 20:48  
Rating: 9
Written by The Shape 1973 on 23.11.2010 at 20:27
Will keep trying, I want to like it as I am a big Helloween fan. Little has made me sit up and listen at the moment.

Still, some of my favourite albums I didn't like the first time through, the growers are usually the ones that become classics later.


One of the reasons I persevered with it, is because Im a big Helloween fan. lol I think why it was so slow to grow on me, is because the album is not a very typical Helloween one. Its different, more modern.

I think its a bit too early for me to call it a "classic", but I can say I really like it. xD And I didnt think too much of it at first. hehee
bodomroy - 25.11.2010 at 15:36  
Rating: 9 Solid album, like the guitar work specially, powerful riffs. Far better than "gambling....
Vonpire - 25.11.2010 at 16:31  
Rating: 6 Hellomaiden , what you are doing is absolutely ridiculous. Rating other top albums (almost all) with 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 isn't going to make this album number one... cause it will never be!
Angelic Storm - 25.11.2010 at 21:18  
Rating: 9
Written by Vonpire on 25.11.2010 at 16:31

Hellomaiden , what you are doing is absolutely ridiculous. Rating other top albums (almost all) with 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 isn't going to make this album number one... cause it will never be!


Im certain other people are rating this album down for the same reason, to make their choices number one. Its ridiculous whoever is doing it, to whatever album.
Vonpire - 25.11.2010 at 21:38  
Rating: 6
Written by Angelic Storm on 25.11.2010 at 21:18

Written by Vonpire on 25.11.2010 at 16:31

Hellomaiden , what you are doing is absolutely ridiculous. Rating other top albums (almost all) with 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 isn't going to make this album number one... cause it will never be!


Im certain other people are rating this album down for the same reason, to make their choices number one. Its ridiculous whoever is doing it, to whatever album.


Absolutely agree!
dunskii - 30.11.2010 at 06:43  
Rating: 10 Amazing album, every song is perfect and i just cant stop listening to it, the fact that its a composition album blew me away considering how each band member (loble excluded) created multiple works of art alone just makes it all the more amazing
JÄY - 17.12.2010 at 17:07  
Rating: 9
Written by dunskii on 30.11.2010 at 06:43

Amazing album, every song is perfect and i just cant stop listening to it, the fact that its a composition album blew me away considering how each band member (loble excluded) created multiple works of art alone just makes it all the more amazing


what do you mean by composition album?
dunskii - 17.12.2010 at 21:58  
Rating: 10
Written by JÄY on 17.12.2010 at 17:07

Written by dunskii on 30.11.2010 at 06:43

Amazing album, every song is perfect and i just cant stop listening to it, the fact that its a composition album blew me away considering how each band member (loble excluded) created multiple works of art alone just makes it all the more amazing


what do you mean by composition album?


Each member writes X amount of songs by themselves without any input from other band members, you can wiki the album if you dont understand
JÄY - 17.12.2010 at 22:07  
Rating: 9
Quote:
Quote:


Each member writes X amount of songs by themselves without any input from other band members, you can wiki the album if you dont understand


how weird and awesome
Baz Anderson - 18.12.2010 at 20:58  
  Markus' songs are by far the best though on this album (Fantasy, Mountain)... although Sascha can write some good ones too (Madman, Invisible Man, etc...)
Mountain King - 24.12.2010 at 14:42  
Rating: 8
Written by Baz Anderson on 18.12.2010 at 20:58

Markus' songs are by far the best though on this album (Fantasy, Mountain)... although Sascha can write some good ones too (Madman, Invisible Man, etc...)

I like "My Sacrifice" too by Sasha...
Angelic Storm - 25.12.2010 at 08:11  
Rating: 9 Markus' "World Of Fantasy" is amazing, and is one of the very best songs on the album. If not THE best song. "You Stupid Mankind" by Sascha is one of the best songs too. I didnt like "My Sacrifice" initially, but it grew on me, and now, I think it's a great song.

The worst song for me is easily "Where The Sinners Go". No matter how many times I hear it, it never elevates itself above "hmm... this is okay I guess" for me. lol
Vikcen - 26.12.2010 at 01:39  
Rating: 10
Written by Angelic Storm on 25.12.2010 at 08:11

Markus' "World Of Fantasy" is amazing, and is one of the very best songs on the album. If not THE best song. "You Stupid Mankind" by Sascha is one of the best songs too. I didnt like "My Sacrifice" initially, but it grew on me, and now, I think it's a great song.

The worst song for me is easily "Where The Sinners Go". No matter how many times I hear it, it never elevates itself above "hmm... this is okay I guess" for me. lol


Yes, "World Of Fantasy" is one of the best, and i agree exactly with you in the songs "My Sacrifice" (finally i like it a lot) and "Where The Sinners Go", this last the worst for me.

CrippledReverend - 30.12.2010 at 03:04  
Rating: 10 Musicianship: 9
Vocal: 9
Atmosphere: 10
Melody: 10
Originality: 8
Production: 10
CD Covers: 10

Best Songs:
02. Are You Metal?
03. Who Is Mr. Madman?
05. World Of Fantasy
07. The Smile Of The Sun
11. My Sacrifice
Fat & Sassy! - 30.12.2010 at 03:26  
Rating: 7
If A Mountain Could Talk's lyrics are SO LAME.

............. FUCKIN' LOVE IT. D:<
jimmy - 08.01.2011 at 16:03  
Rating: 10 If you guys want a great experience, listen to this album through headphones. it takes on a whole other life and you can hear every detail of the music. fucking love this cd. UP THE PUMPKINS!!
Stratoman - 16.01.2011 at 16:50  
Rating: 10 For me it is faaaaaaaaaaaaar better than "Gambling with the Devil", best songs: Who Is Mr. Madman?, Raise the Noise, If a Mountain Could Talk, The Smile of the Sun and perhaps World Of Fantasy... Great album indeed, it has become one of my favourites...
bloodwrage - 28.01.2011 at 03:19  
  What threw me off about this album is that two of the tracks are questions.
Fat & Sassy! - 28.01.2011 at 05:23  
Rating: 7
Written by bloodwrage on 28.01.2011 at 03:19

What threw me off about this album is that two of the tracks are questions.


And did you find the answers you seek?
John Shock - 24.03.2011 at 01:39  
  THIS is the excelency of an Power Metal album, all the album, it's just the perfection in every music all the way through the album! Helloween rules!
Anriii - 26.05.2011 at 20:06  
Rating: 7 Could not get into this album at all, but as I see so many good reviews, will give it a chance once again.

If still nothing, then probably the Helloween style everyone likes so much is not for me anymore, as I was disappointed by previous few albums as well
Metal Invader - 27.05.2011 at 00:11  
Rating: 8
Written by Anriii on 26.05.2011 at 20:06

Could not get into this album at all, but as I see so many good reviews, will give it a chance once again.

If still nothing, then probably the Helloween style everyone likes so much is not for me anymore, as I was disappointed by previous few albums as well

well im big fan of Helloween and i think its best album since keeper I and II..i dont like only two songs and that didnt happend for a long time
give it a one more chance
Anriii - 28.05.2011 at 11:57  
Rating: 7
Written by Metal Invader on 27.05.2011 at 00:11

well im big fan of Helloween and i think its best album since keeper I and II..i dont like only two songs and that didnt happend for a long time
give it a one more chance


Been listening carefully now at home on the big system. The music is certainly great, instrumentally up to the task as you would expect from Helloween. Vocals I won't rate as I never liked Deris.
For me the first half (or less) of the album is quite weak, is probably what put me away the first time. Once it kicks in with speed and power, it feels much more like the real Helloween. Some catchy tunes here.
Still uncertain what rating to put for it, it depends what I must compare it to. As a power metal album, it gets 7, as it is well done but does not introduce much new. As a Helloween album, when we compare it to Keeper I and II, then I can't give it more than 5. But if we compare it to recent Helloween works, it gets 9 or 10 with no doubt.
Overall, it is nice to see that Helloween is not in decay, they came up with a very good album and looks like are on the rise again.
Metal Invader - 28.05.2011 at 13:41  
Rating: 8
Written by Anriii on 28.05.2011 at 11:57

Written by Metal Invader on 27.05.2011 at 00:11

well im big fan of Helloween and i think its best album since keeper I and II..i dont like only two songs and that didnt happend for a long time
give it a one more chance


Been listening carefully now at home on the big system. The music is certainly great, instrumentally up to the task as you would expect from Helloween. Vocals I won't rate as I never liked Deris.
For me the first half (or less) of the album is quite weak, is probably what put me away the first time. Once it kicks in with speed and power, it feels much more like the real Helloween. Some catchy tunes here.
Still uncertain what rating to put for it, it depends what I must compare it to. As a power metal album, it gets 7, as it is well done but does not introduce much new. As a Helloween album, when we compare it to Keeper I and II, then I can't give it more than 5. But if we compare it to recent Helloween works, it gets 9 or 10 with no doubt.
Overall, it is nice to see that Helloween is not in decay, they came up with a very good album and looks like are on the rise again.

7 sinners imo is not compareble wit keepers album(even keeper III imo is not compareble wit other 2)..i look it as normal Helloween album and its great..
I just hate when they put that fast and great songs as bonus tracks like Faster we fall and Aiming high instead weaker song like Where the sinners go..but i dont see hole first part as weaker..just opening track and maybe little Are you metal..but that is mater of taste..:) you rate it as you like it
Anriii - 28.05.2011 at 13:49  
Rating: 7
Written by Metal Invader on 28.05.2011 at 13:41

I just hate when they put that fast and great songs as bonus tracks like Faster we fall and Aiming high instead weaker song like Where the sinners go..


I agree about this, the bonus songs are great, they should be in the album
Baz Anderson - 15.06.2011 at 13:21  
  Looking back at this album half a year on, and it is still one of the best albums this band has ever released. I think after this long I was sick of "Gambling..."
Can't figure out if I prefer this or "The Dark Ride", but either way - it is in my top four Helloween albums...
Metal Invader - 15.06.2011 at 15:42  
Rating: 8
Written by Baz Anderson on 15.06.2011 at 13:21

Looking back at this album half a year on, and it is still one of the best albums this band has ever released. I think after this long I was sick of "Gambling..."
Can't figure out if I prefer this or "The Dark Ride", but either way - it is in my top four Helloween albums...

I agree..7 sinners is my favorite album after keeper II..
it is great album and its fresh..
like you said im sick of Gambling(not cos its bad) and old Helloween albums..
i love metal of the 80s but i like new and fresh more(when the albums are good ofcours)and that is the case of this album!
Maybe(i hope) next album will be even better and i will put 7 sinners aside after a long time listening!
Mountain King - 11.08.2011 at 17:20  
Rating: 8
Written by Baz Anderson on 15.06.2011 at 13:21

Looking back at this album half a year on, and it is still one of the best albums this band has ever released. I think after this long I was sick of "Gambling..."
Can't figure out if I prefer this or "The Dark Ride", but either way - it is in my top four Helloween albums...

Helloween is one of my favorite bands. I like their music a lot but i just don't think 7 Sinners is their best effort, i think this band can offer more especially Michael Weikath. It might be better than Keeper Legacy but i wouldn't say it's better than Gambling. 7 Sinners might have better songs but the amount of good songs on Gambling are more. Many people seem to have fell in love with this record which isn't bad, it's better than 95% of the releases in 2010 but i wouldn't give it more than an 8. Time Of The Oath and Dark Ride beat this one by far and so do the Keepers...
mandrake88 - 11.08.2011 at 19:46  
Rating: 9 Regards the 7 sinners, by my opinion it is great album, and i think Andi's performance on the album is good enough to bring the whole album to the best of "Deris era"..... good sound quality, and heavy riffs etc...... but, i just checked their live performance from wacken 2011, live.... a full concert about 1 hour...... god, how much they suck!! Deris singing Kiske songs is the worst side of the whole Helloween story..... March of time, i'm alive, i want out, dr stein....... I'm sorry if there are a lot of Deris fans on this site, he's great singer, really, but rather singing in Pink Cream 69.
I like his voice rather low pitched, fast, or his strong screams at times, but eagle fly free and the other Keepers..... thanks, but no thanks.
jimmy - 30.09.2011 at 09:24  
Rating: 10 Ugh! no offense to anyone on here but helloween is never going to write another "keepers", ok? yes, i know there was keepers 3 and blah blah but come on! get over it already! it's like you people are stuck in a time warp or something. "they'll never write anything as good as 'rust in peace', they'll never write anything as good as 'master of puppets', it's not as good as 'keepers', and blah blah blah. jesus people if thats all you want from a band then dont buy any of their new stuff and just play the same album over and over. i mean come on, do you all remember the tragic albums that FOLLOWED the keepers? now THOSE were some shitty albums but this one? this one is up there with the best helloween has ever put out. is it keepers? NO. but then, i dont want it to be either. i want NEW music from bands, not the same album over and over again. keepers is great and all but i just think it's time to stop going BACKWARDS with our though processes here.
Metal Invader - 02.10.2011 at 16:40  
Rating: 8
Written by jimmy on 30.09.2011 at 09:24

Ugh! no offense to anyone on here but helloween is never going to write another "keepers", ok? yes, i know there was keepers 3 and blah blah but come on! get over it already! it's like you people are stuck in a time warp or something. "they'll never write anything as good as 'rust in peace', they'll never write anything as good as 'master of puppets', it's not as good as 'keepers', and blah blah blah. jesus people if thats all you want from a band then dont buy any of their new stuff and just play the same album over and over. i mean come on, do you all remember the tragic albums that FOLLOWED the keepers? now THOSE were some shitty albums but this one? this one is up there with the best helloween has ever put out. is it keepers? NO. but then, i dont want it to be either. i want NEW music from bands, not the same album over and over again. keepers is great and all but i just think it's time to stop going BACKWARDS with our though processes here.

well i dont know why are you(when you said you people)attacking all of us..imo half of us people here are agreeing with you inclouding me!
sorry if i missunderstood!!peace
Pelcu - 06.10.2011 at 23:38  
Rating: 9 Perfect album. That's what I waiting for since few years. More than half of the album's songs are real hits - staying in my mind for longer time and provoke me to hum As always perfect orchestrations and real virtuosity (guitars, drums...). I won't more!
jimmy - 10.10.2011 at 03:13  
Rating: 10 @CROBOY (sorry i tried to quote you but i didnt get it right)
no, i wasn't bitching at EVERYBODY who posted here. i see that there are a lot of people that love the album but, i was talking about the unfortunate minority who purposely DONT like this album simply because its "not keepers".
Metal Invader - 11.10.2011 at 00:38  
Rating: 8
Written by jimmy on 10.10.2011 at 03:13

@CROBOY (sorry i tried to quote you but i didnt get it right)
no, i wasn't bitching at EVERYBODY who posted here. i see that there are a lot of people that love the album but, i was talking about the unfortunate minority who purposely DONT like this album simply because its "not keepers".

no problem..my english is limited so i cant write all what is on my mind and i will be limited on this one sorry..im agreeing that many people( and some that i know) are stuck in the moment with keeper albums and dont see further ahead..maybe becose later albums are(pink and cameleon) disappointing and others imo just average till gambling and 7 sinners whas recorded..i know people that hate andis singing and so every album is shit to them becose its not kiske or hansen on album but they didnt bother listen more then 2 songs..i dont like this kind of judging but that kind of people exist and have right to do this..im a big fan but i dont think that everything Helloween do is gold..they do some bad songs and albums but i try to judge album odjective! maybe im wrong but im with you!
JÄY - 19.11.2011 at 20:24  
Rating: 9 Damn, Aiming High [iTunes bonus] is great!...Once again, Helloween makes a killer track a bonus.
Zmaj Ognjeni Vuk - 20.11.2011 at 00:15  
Rating: 8 I've come to like this album more than previous two. It's good, but the production is awkward - guitars are too toned down as to make "newer better faster" drumming style more prominent.
Metal Invader - 20.11.2011 at 20:06  
Rating: 8
Written by Zmaj Ognjeni Vuk on 20.11.2011 at 00:15

I've come to like this album more than previous two. It's good, but the production is awkward - guitars are too toned down as to make "newer better faster" drumming style more prominent.

They recorded that album on natural ear freequency so the album will creat more calm atmosfere..
Atleast band said that in intewiev..so production is little awkward yes
Swamphell - 25.12.2011 at 17:43  
Rating: 10 Perfect album ,,,"Who is Mr. Madman" is the best one
Metal Invader - 29.02.2012 at 20:27  
Rating: 8
Written by RetardedByMetal on 28.02.2012 at 11:22

Dont know why so many people overrated this album. All instruments play too loud, I was confused with their music direction. This album exactly reminded me of Metallica- Death Magnetic. Only recommend to new listeners. If you have been listening to Metal for more than 5 years and yet still love this album, then I would say you are disgraceful.

Everyone is entitled to their opinion and taste .. I listen to metal for more than 12 years and especially like power metal and Helloween and I think this is one of the best of their albums .. and I do not see a problem with this and why im disgraceful and compare to who or what?
im shure that there is many album or metal stiles that you like and i dont so why should you be disgraceful..imo its just mater of taste..peace!:)
Metal Invader - 29.02.2012 at 21:42  
Rating: 8
Written by RetardedByMetal on 29.02.2012 at 20:52

Written by Metal Invader on 29.02.2012 at 20:27

Written by RetardedByMetal on 28.02.2012 at 11:22

Dont know why so many people overrated this album. All instruments play too loud, I was confused with their music direction. This album exactly reminded me of Metallica- Death Magnetic. Only recommend to new listeners. If you have been listening to Metal for more than 5 years and yet still love this album, then I would say you are disgraceful.

Everyone is entitled to their opinion and taste .. I listen to metal for more than 12 years and especially like power metal and Helloween and I think this is one of the best of their albums .. and I do not see a problem with this and why im disgraceful and compare to who or what?
im shure that there is many album or metal stiles that you like and i dont so why should you be disgraceful..imo its just mater of taste..peace!:)


I have been "seriously" listening Metal for 27 years. The Time of The Oath is their Best, those Part 1, Part 2 shit are definitely overrated, may be for children, sound kiddy to me. As for 7 Sinners........z z z z z......

Walls Of Jericho is imo better then Time Of The Oath..but like i said you have your opinion and i have mine and its ok..nothing disgraceful in that and cos i like 7 sinners and keeper 2..maybe it is(in your eyes) for kidds and maybe there is a kidd still in me and i like it..maybe when i will be older as you are(no ofence) will se things different..till then i will disagree with you that im disgraceful becose i like something that you dont!:)
mandrake88 - 24.07.2012 at 20:21  
Rating: 9 The album is kicking ass.... nothing more to say!

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