Half Alive

Half Alive

by Helix

Overview

Following the same setup as the classic ZZ Top release Fandango!, Helix's 1998 effort, Half Alive, is comprised of half all-new studio tracks and half live material. Helix have always reflected the lighter side of metal (three minute melodic metal anthems are their forte -- not extended suites), and that approach continues on Half Alive. Despite '80s-era heavy metal being pretty much dead as a doornail by the late '90s (although a renaissance was fast approaching), such new studio tracks as "Wrecking Ball" bring to mind the days when Quiet Riot and Ratt reigned supreme. And the group can still handle its vintage material, as evidenced by rockin' renditions of "When the Hammer Falls" and "Heavy Metal Love." Not the most spine-tingling hard rock act of all time, but Half Alive shows that the boys from up north continue to enjoy whooping it up on-stage.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/19/1998
Label: DE-ROCK
UPC: 0625928901224
catalogNumber: 9012

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Helix   Primary Artist
Chris Caron   Bass
Jamie Constant   Drums
Brent Doerner   Guitar
Chip Gall   Guitar
Daryl Gray   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Percussion,Piano,Kazoo,Keyboards,Vocals,Noise,Talk Box
Paul Hackman   Guitar,Vocals
Rick Mead   Guitar,Vocals
Brian Vollmer   Vocals
Brain   Choir, Chorus
Jim Huff   Choir, Chorus
Gary Borden   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,12-string Guitar
Mark Chichkan   Guitar,Vocals,Slide Guitar
Doug Weir   Choir, Chorus
Chip ?   Choir, Chorus
Denny Balicki   Guitar,Vocals
Tim Louis   Piano
Rob MacEachern   Choir, Chorus
Gord Prior   Choir, Chorus
Greg "Fritz" Hinz   Drums,cowbell

Technical Credits

Richard Chycki   Engineer
Daryl Gray   Producer,Engineer
Brian Vollmer   Concept
Ed Stone   Engineer
Jim Huff   Engineer
Dan Brodbeck   Engineer
Greg "Fritz" Hinz   Composer

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