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I've only heard one album, Keeper of the Seven Keys Part One, by this group, but it's one of my favorite albums. I didn't see a thread about these guys so I figured I'd start one. Do any of you have any song recommendations that aren't on that album? What do you guys think of this album? What do you think of this band? Let me know, I want to know what other stuff of theirs is worth listening to.

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Ok let's see if we can turn you from shameless self promoter to valued member of the forum. I suspect the answer is no and I'm wasting time in a futile attempt to save you from banishment. How about telling us what you like about Helloween rather then just saying "they're a favourite of mine"?

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Used to really dig Helloween but they've lost a lot of their appeal. The Keeper albums are ok. Walls Of Jericho is an outstanding speed metal album and easily their best imo. Aside from those albums I sort of like maybe 1 song of theirs and Gamma Ray sound pretty much exactly the same so...

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Mr Torture is the only Helloween song post Keeper I actually liked tbh. Even those albums I need to be in just the right mood for. Walls Of Jericho, as I've said numerous times now, is the best of Helloween. More aggressive vocals, more energy, and a harder edge missing from their work with Michael Kiske. I think they tried to go back there with Better Than Raw etc but forgot how to do it.

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Both Keepers albums are great, and Helloween + Walls Of Jericho + Judas kicks ass, songs like Murderer, Ride The Sky or How Many Tears destroy the wordls. With Kiske I also like Chameleon, it is really interesting album. Imo I Believe is one of the heaviest Helloween song:

From Andy Deris era my favourite is The Dark Ride, but Time Of The Oath or Better Than Row are good to. Albums released after Rabbit Don't Come Easy (Nothing to Say from this is ok) are not known well for me.

 

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On 23/12/2016 at 6:04 PM, Weyland said:

Both Keepers albums are great, and Helloween + Walls Of Jericho + Judas kicks ass, songs like Murderer, Ride The Sky or How Many Tears destroy the wordls. With Kiske I also like Chameleon, it is really interesting album. Imo I Believe is one of the heaviest Helloween song:

From Andy Deris era my favourite is The Dark Ride, but Time Of The Oath or Better Than Row are good to. Albums released after Rabbit Don't Come Easy (Nothing to Say from this is ok) are not known well for me.

 

Oooh, Longing! I absolutely love this song :) but my favourite by Kiske is:

 

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Aahh I totaly forgot about Pink Bubbles Go Ape,  I don't remember it very well but I'm sure there were some good songs like Mankind, Kids of the Century or The Chance. 

 

Yes, Longing is awesome, very sad if you imagen that Chameleon was the last album with Kiske, his vocals was totally awesome, Giants, Music, or two mentioned earlier are the best proofs for that.

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28 minutes ago, Weyland said:

Aahh I totaly forgot about Pink Bubbles Go Ape,  I don't remember it very well but I'm sure there were some good songs like Mankind, Kids of the Century or The Chance. 

 

Yes, Longing is awesome, very sad if you imagen that Chameleon was the last album with Kiske, his vocals was totally awesome, Giants, Music, or two mentioned earlier are the best proofs for that.

Not my favourites but both are pretty good albums. Appart from that which you mentioned my favourites are Someone's crying and When the sinner. 

I like Helloween with Andi too, but by far I prefer Kiske's voice. 

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Love 'em. Unisonic, formed of Kiske and Hansen, is an awesome group as well.

On 11/26/2017 at 2:22 PM, BlutAusNerd said:

Running Wild tramples all over this band, so I'm not sure why they're seen as the be all end all of German power metal.

I love Running Wild but they very different in tone, IMO. Helloween has more of an ethereal, often upbeat or reflectively melancholy sound whereas Running Wild is more in-your-face attitude and defiance. Both bands are great storytellers and masters of creating an epic feeling but I think they are pretty different. Rolf and Kiske seem like opposite ends of the metal singer spectrum, other than both being awesome.

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This is my 2nd favorite band after Maiden. Both Keepers albums are masterpieces. Keepers 3 is good, but not close to the other 2. Master of the Rings is very good and a return to form. They have many awesome albums: The Time of the Oath, Better Than Raw, The Dark Ride, Keepers Legacy, Rabbit Don't Come Easy, Gambling with the Devil, 7 Sinners, Straight Out of Hell and My God-given Right. The new self titled album drops on the 18th of June and looks to be another stellar album featuring Michael Kiske and Kai Hansen. Go check 2 new songs on Youtube. Skyfall and Fear the Fallen.

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