on 13 February 2013
all the debate about mike (kiske) v andy become irrelevant both have their own vocal styles. Helloween went a bit pants on mikes last 2 albums, pink bubbles & chameleon, but with the arrival of andy on the mic they took a definite turn for the better, back to the harder edged sounds that suit me. Intelligent lyrics (not contained in this product but clearly audible) with superb playing make these albums essential to any fan of high energy power/speed metal while still having appeal to fans of less hectic genres. Complex, melodic & passionate but with a hard edge.
on 11 August 2012
ive listened to both albums,excellent with the dark ride just being favourite.
especially loved the title track. helloween have been around now for a lot of years,and whilst these dont measure up to the original keeper albums (my all time faves,with halloween being one of the all time great tracks )the standard is still high will make further observations when ive heard them a few more times,i guess they will be top of the list on the old i-pod for a while