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Release date: 1985
Style: Speed power metal

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01. Walls of Jericho
02. Ride The Sky
03. Reptile
04. Guardians
05. Phantoms Of Death
06. Metal Invaders
07. Gorgar
08. Heavy Metal (Is The Law)
09. How Many Tears

[disc I: 2006 Expanded Edition]
01. Starlight [1987 reissue bonus]
02. Murderer [1987 reissue bonus]
03. Warrior [1987 reissue bonus]
04. Victim Of Fate [1987 reissue bonus]
05. Cry For Freedom [1987 reissue bonus]
06. Walls of Jericho
07. Ride The Sky
08. Reptile
09. Guardians
10. Phantoms Of Death
11. Metal Invaders
12. Gorgar
13. Heavy Metal (Is The Law)
14. How Many Tears
15. Judas [1987 reissue bonus]

[disc II: 2006 Expanded Edition]
16. Murderer [remix]
17. Ride The Sky [remix]
18. Intro / Ride The Sky [live]
19. Guardians [live]
20. Oernst Of Life
21. Metal Invaders
22. Surprise Track

Top 20 albums of 1985: 10

Reviews (2)
Lyrics (8)


Additional info
Songs 1-5: Recorded and mixed at Musiclab Studio, Berlin, January/February '85. Engineered and mixed by Harris "I don't know" Johns, Produced by Helloween
Songs 6-14: Recorded and mixed at Musiclab Studio, Berlin, September/October '85. Engineered and mixed by Harris Johns, Emulator II played by James Hardway, Front cover concept by Weikath, Cover design by Edda and Uwe Karczewski, Hamburg. Layout & Typo by Peter Vahlefeld, Produced by Harris Johns and Helloween
Song 15: Recorded and mixed at Horus Sound Studio, Hannover, July '86. Engineered and mixed by Jan Nemec, Remixed by Dirk Steffens at Soundhaus, Studio, Hamburg

All songs written and arranged by Helloween.

Guest review by
iaberis

Rating:
9.6
If you go back in time, to the year 1985, you will see a music world where the word "Power Metal" was absent from any metal definition lexicon. It was something unknown. At that time a band called Helloween tried to make its first steps into the music industry.

"Walls Of Jericho" is the first full length album of the band. With its speedy sound, catchy rhythm and Kai Hansen's powerful screams, it is considered to be one of the first albums that gave the spark to light this new eruptive genre of metal, called "Power Metal." Many well known bands of today are still inspired by this album.

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published 27.07.2006 | Comments (34)

Guest review by
Talvi

Rating:
9.6
The Helloween debut. An album overshadowed by their classics, the Keepers duo. So when you ask people, what were the first and classic metal albums, few recognize this little gem. Even it take me some time to discover it because of that. The other problem is that the production isn't very good. But if you get the remastered album, the problem is fixed. Then, people see Helloween as a power metal band with high pitched vocals. And Kai Hansen nasal vocals are probably not too tolerable. It took me some listens to love his voice. And it's overall much faster than any other Helloween album.

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published 15.12.2006 | Comments (13)

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JÄY - 29.11.2010 at 20:29  
Rating: 10 Get ahold of the remaster before you vote... such a big difference!
Angelic Storm - 30.11.2010 at 01:06  
Rating: 10 What can I say? This is one of the all time classic metal albums! Genre defining, and stuffed with timeless tunes. xD

Helloween could have split up after this one album, and they'd have still left an awesome legacy. \m/
Cryzpin - 12.08.2011 at 13:10  
Rating: 10 From my point of view this is the maghtiest power metal album ever - so vital, so sharp, so straight!
JÄY - 19.11.2011 at 05:15  
Rating: 10 Goooorrrrrgaarr will eat me BUT I KEEP ON PLAAAAYYYIN!!
Angelic Storm - 19.11.2011 at 07:12  
Rating: 10
Written by JÄY on 19.11.2011 at 05:15

Goooorrrrrgaarr will eat me BUT I KEEP ON PLAAAAYYYIN!!


"TILT!" hehe
Korah - 01.03.2012 at 21:58  
  Good album but the song is too bad!
musicalkaratekid - 14.04.2012 at 19:00  
Rating: 8 This song is an absolute stormer of a debut, although the vocals, no matter how much i try to ignore them, annoy the hell out of me. I just don't think his voice fits well with the music, which, by the wa, is brilliantly handled. The riffs are second to none, and the way they swerve in and out of supreme songs such as the anthemic 'Ride the sky', riotous semi-ballad 'victim of fate' and just plain funny 'Gorgar' is very well-balanced. In fact, the only instrument that bugs me is the bass, and that doesn't really bother me, just that it isn't that high in the mix. Nonetheless, fans of heavy metal in general should own this album, and more to the point fans of power metal should play this every day.
ThunderAxe1989 - 22.04.2012 at 07:41  
Rating: 8 This album is a classic! Great to drink to as well
This album stands out from their other releases because it's the only pure "speed metal" helloween release. I love it. They weren't worth shit after Kai Hansen left IMO.
Maco - 05.04.2013 at 00:15  
Rating: 9 Best speed/thrash album i ever heard
gnirpz - 03.09.2013 at 19:07  
Rating: 9 My girlfriend bought me the original release in vinyl of Wall Of Jericho, the 1985 press by Banzai record... I will marry her...
Marcel Hubregtse - 03.09.2013 at 19:16  
Rating: 9
Written by gnirpz on 03.09.2013 at 19:07

My girlfriend bought me the original release in vinyl of Wall Of Jericho, the 1985 press by Banzai record... I will marry her...



the Original press is on Noise Records. The Banzai one was for the Canadian market
gnirpz - 04.09.2013 at 01:07  
Rating: 9
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 03.09.2013 at 19:16

Written by gnirpz on 03.09.2013 at 19:07

My girlfriend bought me the original release in vinyl of Wall Of Jericho, the 1985 press by Banzai record... I will marry her...



the Original press is on Noise Records. The Banzai one was for the Canadian market


Yeah, I just read that! Your right, but It still a 29 years old shit! Should I marry her in this case?

Hahaha!
Marcel Hubregtse - 04.09.2013 at 12:58  
Rating: 9
Written by gnirpz on 04.09.2013 at 01:07



Yeah, I just read that! Your right, but It still a 29 years old shit! Should I marry her in this case?

Hahaha!


Well, here it is next to impossible to find the Banzai pressing of that album, so...

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