Helloween - Master Of The Rings


8.1 | 568 votes |
Release date: 1994
Style: Power metal

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Disc I
01. Irritation (Weik Editude 112 In C)
02. Sole Survivor
03. Where The Rain Grows
04. Why?
05. Mr. Ego (Take Me Down)
06. Perfect Gentleman
07. The Game Is On
08. Secret Alibi
09. Take Me Home
10. In The Middle Of A Heartbeat
11. Still We Go
12. Can't Fight Your Desire [Japan Edition bonus]
13. Grapowski's Malmsuite 1001 (In D-Doll) [Japan Edition bonus]

Disc II [2006 Expanded Edition]
01. Can't Fight Your Desire
02. Star Invasion
03. Cold Sweat [Thin Lizzy cover]
04. Silicon Dreams
05. Grapowski's Malmsuite 1001 (In D-Doll)
06. I Stole Your Love [KISS cover]
07. Closer To Home [Grand Funk cover]

Guest review by
Dowi
Rating:
8.9
After a couple of vain attempts (Pink Bubbles Go Ape and Chameleon) and the forced departure of lead singer Michael Kiske, Helloween came back to life with "Master Of The Rings", and they did it in a good way. Andi Deris is a solid replacement for Michael Kiske and adds a fresh twist to the German combo. On the other hand, virtuoso drummer Uli Kusch (ex Gamma Ray and Ingo's replacement) adds the fury and the speed.

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published 13.12.2007 | Comments (5)

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20.01.2017 - 00:31
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Tage Westerlund
Shameless of the shame, we cant even insult power metal, because this is not metal anymore but pop rock
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29.06.2017 - 17:38
Rating: 7
musicalkaratekid
Well I certainly didn't know that Andy Deris had been with Helloween as far back as the release of this album, but I guess that's what happens when you've only listened to a select few albums from the band over and over again. I've since given "Master of the Rings" a few listens and come to this conclusion: It's the start of a steady ascent into relevancy. There's a lot of quirky stuff here, Helloween's usual brand of power metal but somehow bouncier (if such a word exists). I guess you could say the same about Helloween's 80s material to a certain extent. The album to me is generally very solid stuff, not quite perfect (some songs are too run-of-the-mill for my liking, particularly "Sole Survivor" and "Secret Alibi", but then there's the excellent "Why" and "Perfect Gentleman" which soundly remind me of how well-written Helloween songs have been known to be.
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31.01.2018 - 06:55
Rating: 7
DeathMetal
Most of the lyrics are way too dumb and the middle of the album is really boring. There were no meh songs, only good ones and bad ones.
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25.12.2019 - 12:26
Rating: 6
Jope of Steele
Sole Survivor Damn it's good to hear Helloween playing some heavier stuff after the two previous albums: the Band is back in their element.
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25.12.2019 - 15:48
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Tage Westerlund
Written by Jope of Steele on 25.12.2019 at 12:26

Sole Survivor Damn it's good to hear Helloween playing some heavier stuff after the two previous albums: the Band is back in their element.

Yes we k ow it now, because all what followed was heavy, but metal balls did not know it then
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Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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25.12.2019 - 21:26
Rating: 6
Jope of Steele
Okay, listened the whole thing. It was good while it lasted; the songwriting really goes on a downfall after Where the Rain Grows that culminates to Perfect Gentleman which is a pathetic sellout attempt to go pop metal and is total wastage of three and half minutes. The plunge is long and doesn't end until In The Middle Of A Heartbeat, which I think is the third song that's worth listening on this album. But frankly it was too late, and hence the album is begging for a massive skip-spree of 6 six tracks a row. Still I'd say it's somewhat return to form kind of an album.
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