Top critical review
3 people found this helpful
Should've left 'Keeper' all alone
on 13 November 2007
The first thing you think about when you see a band trying to hark back to their glory days is "they've obviously created a crap piece of work, and they need to link it to the glory days to help sell the thing"
Well, if you do think that then you're probably not that far off the mark.
A major word of warning here. If you are expecting to listen to part 3 of the wonderful Keeper albums then you are going to be VERY sorely disappointed. Deris is a fine vocalist, but why oh why do they have to go back to the Kiske era? Helloween have put out some fine tunes during the Deris era, so there's no need to do this. This album sounds nothing like Keepers, and was really misleading to the fans to label it as such.
There are a few decent tracks in this album. King for a 1000 Years and Occasion Avenue to name but a few. But all in all the album, delivered over 2 discs, takes a bit of getting used to.
I'd actually give this 3 stars for the musical content, but for unashamedly marketing this to be placed alongside the majestic Keeper albums (not even Metallica would stoop that low - well, maybe), and failing quite miserably to live up to this attached legacy, I'm deducting a star.
Very disappointed in this effort.