Keeper of the Seven Keys, Pt. 1 [Japan Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Influenced by Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, Helloween specialized in blistering yet melodic heavy metal with a strong gothic orientation. On Keeper of the Seven Keys, Pt. 1 arguably Helloween's best album, lead vocalist Michael Kiske has no problem singing in a high, ear-splitting pitch -- often demonstrating just how great an impact Rob Halford has had on him. Although Helloween was never in a class with either Priest or Maiden, this very conceptual album is competent, enjoyable, and generally well done. There are no hormone-driven odes to women in tight dresses a recurring theme in metal and hard rock on Keeper; from "Future World" to "Twilight of the Gods," Helloween ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Influenced by Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, Helloween specialized in blistering yet melodic heavy metal with a strong gothic orientation. On Keeper of the Seven Keys, Pt. 1 arguably Helloween's best album, lead vocalist Michael Kiske has no problem singing in a high, ear-splitting pitch -- often demonstrating just how great an impact Rob Halford has had on him. Although Helloween was never in a class with either Priest or Maiden, this very conceptual album is competent, enjoyable, and generally well done. There are no hormone-driven odes to women in tight dresses a recurring theme in metal and hard rock on Keeper; from "Future World" to "Twilight of the Gods," Helloween sticks to the type of gothic, fantasy-oriented lyrics it was known for. Helloween's contributions to metal were never outstanding, but as Keeper showcases, the band did have its moment. [The Japanese version included a bonus track.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/8/2006
  • Label: Sanctuary Records
  • UPC: 060768642829
  • Catalog Number: 86428
  • Sales rank: 28,647

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Initation
  2. 2 I'm Alive
  3. 3 A Little Time
  4. 4 Twilight of the Gods
  5. 5 A Tale That Wasn't Right
  6. 6 Future World
  7. 7 Halloween
  8. 8 Follow the Sign
  9. 9 Victim Fo Fate
  10. 10 Starlight
  11. 11 A Little Time
  12. 12 Halloween
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Helloween Primary Artist
Kai Hansen Guitar, Background Vocals, Soloist
Tommy Hansen Emulator
Michael Kiske Vocals
Ingo Schwichtenberg Drums
Michael Weikath Guitar, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Kai Hansen Concept
Tommy Hansen Producer, Engineer
Tommy Newton Producer, Engineer
Hugh Gilmour Reissue Design
Edda Karczewski Cover Design
Uwe Karczewski Cover Design
Dave Ling Liner Notes
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