Helloween - Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part I

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Release date: 23 May 1987
Style: Speed metal, Power metal


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01. Initiation
02. I'm Alive
03. A Little Time
04. Twilight Of The Gods
05. A Tale That Wasn't Right
06. Judas [Noise 1993 Re-release bonus]
07. Future World
08. Halloween
09. Follow The Sign
10. Victim Of Fate [Michael Kiske version] [2006 Expanded Edition bonus]
11. Starlight [Michael Kiske version] [2006 Expanded Edition bonus]
12. A Little Time [Edit version] [2006 Expanded Edition bonus]
13. Halloween [Video Edit] [2006 Expanded Edition bonus]

Top 20 albums of 1987: 2
Top 200 albums of all time: 53

Michael Kiske - vocals
Michael Weikath - guitars, backing vocals
Kai Hansen - guitars, backing vocals
Markus Grosskopf - bass, backing vocals
Ingo Schwichtenberg - drums

Session musicians
Tommy Hansen - keyboards

Additional info
Produced by Tommy Newton. Co-produced by Tommy Hansen.
Engineered by Tommy Hansen and Tommy Newton.
Mixed by Tommy Hansen for "Sick My Duck" Productions.
Recorded and mixed at Horus Sound Studio, Hannover, Nov./Dec. '86 & Jan '87.

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Keeper Pt.1" was the first HELLOWEEN-album with Michael Kiske on the vocal helm. The first two earlier releases the self-titled EP in 1985 and "Walls of Jericho" in 1986 were a style resulted form a combination between Metallica and Iron Maiden but it's on this album that their songwriting appears to be progressed and matured, and they take an important step in their musical career and with this album they bring a new genre to the metal scene: POWER METAL.

published 10.01.2005 | Comments (22)

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03.04.2020 - 14:52
Rating: 6

I tried... Maybe it's the grumpy black metal kid in me but I just struggled, power metal isn't really my thing I guess even I do like some of it. I thought the best song was Victim of Fate (because it just sounds like Iron Maiden) and that's not even officially part of the album and while I realize power metal is basically "happy metal" Future World was too much for me - I had to tap out during that song lol. I didn't hate it but I didn't love it either. overrated in my opinion. Sorry.

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