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Release date: 1993
Style: Power metal


5.9 | 347 votes


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Disc I
01. First Time
02. When The Sinner
03. I Don't Wanna Cry No More
04. Crazy Cat
05. Giants
06. Windmill
07. Revolution Now
08. In The Night
09. Music
10. Step Out Of Hell
11. I Believe
12. Longing

Disc II [2006 Expanded Edition]
01. I Don't Care You Don't Care
02. Oriental Journey
03. Cut In The Middle
04. Introduction
05. Get Me Out Of Here
06. Red Socks And The Smell Of Trees
07. Ain't Got Nothin' Better
08. Windmill (Demo) [Previously Unreleased]

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I got this album as a Christmas gift some years ago. I used to listen to Helloween with my friend and this was the only album we hadn't heard. He paid something equal to 8 dollars (the backside said 30 $m imported from the U.S) which says pretty much about what people think about this album. At first I didn't like it at all because it was not metal enough of course. People seem to look at this album as Helloweens "Risk" or "St. Anger" and they all think it's to much pop/rock and not enough metal. I absolutely disagree, and especially nowadays when I've started to be more open minded with music. In my opinion, Helloween does this kinda music great and much better than most other bands. The daring to do something different - and succeeding (that's what I think) is so unique for power metal bands, Hammerfall for example wouldn't want and wouldn't be able to create something like this.

published 10.12.2006 | Comments (39)

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The Shape 1973 - 28.02.2013 at 19:25  
Rating: 6 Listening to it now. First time in twenty years and on cassette too. Not as bad as I remember so far. Not very metal so far though. Will get back to you when I've finished.

EDIT. Sounds like a mix between Aerosmith and Helloween. Kiske's voice sounds a bit forced in places, which is a surprize.

EDIT. Holy shit Windmill.

EDIT. Its not getting better.

EDIT. I Believe is an amazing track, was not expecting such a good track on such a poor album.
Azarath - 26.10.2013 at 20:10  
Rating: 8 I'm enjoying the hell out of this album.
Lord_Regnier - 26.10.2013 at 20:58  
  Garbage. And what a letdown it was back then in 1993.
Mountain King - 24.06.2016 at 13:27  
  Not sure I would call this a bad album. A bad album is an album that you can't listen to. I think people get persuaded with the opinion of the general public.

I would put this album almost on par with the previous one (PBGA). I Believe, Music, When The Sinner, Longing are excellent tracks. Kiske sounds great. Okay I understand there are no double bass speed/power metal anthems bla bla which is the only missing thing for a Helloween fan. Otherwise, musically and vocally the album is not bad at all. Production is great, solos are good, more chill and bluesy and so forth. Give it a chance as the last of Kiske's epic era.
CakeTrolley - 13.07.2016 at 22:18  
Rating: 6 This one got a pretty nasty reputation and I do understand why. There are good things here but the stuff that is bad is so bad that you never want to hear it again. The first three tracks are just utter garbage, sure First Time has a heavy nice intro riff but when the chorus kicks in it sounds like a daycare song. So very wrong. Revolution Now is 8 minutes pure boredom, it doesn't in any way justifies it's length and don't get me started on In The Night and Windmill (oh my...). As for the rest it's not that bad. Crazy Cat, I actually like this one, it got some messed up lyrics but that horn section is very well implemented in the music. Giants with it's pounding guitar and excellent chorus is a huge Helloween favourite of mine. The last four tracks are also all pretty nice listen, especially Music (not the lyrics though) is very enjoyable and relaxing (again with a horn section that works really well). All in all not a total disaster, delete songs 1-3 and 6-8 and you got yourself a nice 35 minute long album.

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