Kai Hansen (guitar and singing) formed the band with Weikath (guitar), Grosskopf (bass), Ingo Schwichtenberg (drums. After recording first EP Helloween in 1985, containing five songs (Starlight,Murderer,Warrior,Victim of Fate, and Cry for Freedom), later the same year this LP came out with another nine brilliant tracks. And the road of fame for the band just started.
Later on, Kai had some disagreements with the other band members and left the band after this album. The good news is that he formed new band called Gamma Ray, so there you can continue soaking in beautiful melodies penned by Kai. Otherwise, in Helloween, the microphone after belonged to Michael Kiske, who spent considerable time with the band are recorded a number of albums starting with Keeper of the seven keys part 1 and 2.
This album starts with the notorious Happy happy halloween tune played by trumpets followed by the noise of the castle crumbling down. Then the show starts. Beautiful riffs, beautiful solos, beautiful melodies, and so on. Now considered a classic speed metal album. Favorite songs? Very hard to say, definitelly all of them, but if I have to choose anyway, probably Heavy metal, How many tears, Ride the sky and Guardians.