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Keeper of the Seven Keys [CASSETTE]
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Keeper of the Seven Keys, Pt. I (Expanded Edition)
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By combining influences such as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Queen, Rainbow and Queensryche together with fast double bass drumming, higher pitched and melodic vocals, fabulous twin-guitar solos and catchy riffs, Helloween achieved to lay the foundations for European power metal, as it is known today.
In Keeper Of The Seven Keys part I the band changed its sound, from the speed metal that dominated their debut album, to a much more melodic, technical and epic approach. The songs were still fast paced and heavy but contained catchy melodies, memorable choruses, outstanding vocals and evoked an uplifting feeling.
Besides the captivating music, a new charismatic vocalist named "Michael Kiske" joins the band to take this album to the skies! Influenced by Bruce Dickinson and Geoff Tate; but equipped with more emotion and charisma, 18 year old Kiske makes this album a must have for any metal and hard rock fan. (Kiske is still considered one of the best and most copied vocalists in the heavy metal genre)
The album begins with an operatic marching type intro which successfully sets the mood of the album. The intro leads nicely into the fast paced and uplifting "I'm Alive". The song carries an optimistic message and includes a memorable chorus, fast drumming, raving guitar solos and twin-guitar harmonies.
The heavy "A Little Time" comes next with another catchy chorus and an addictive guitar riff, while the melodic mid range vocals in the verses sound really emotional and warm.
The power ballad "A Tale that wasn't Right" arrives to slow things down a bit.Read more ›
It was the start of a Teutonic journey that never reached these giddy heights again.
I'm Alive set the tone...fast, anthemic, no compromise. Future World...melodic, eccentric, brilliant. A Tale That Wasn't Right...dramatic, screeching ballad. Halloween...stunning, a genuine epic.
If you're bored of the endless stream of droning Yanks & copycat Brits these days and crave a bit of metal when it really was METAL (yeah...Grrrr!), then check this out.
'Initiation' sets the scene with faux trumpets and fanfare, evoking memories of 80s fantasy films like Krull and Hawk the Slayer. It's pure cheese but that's why it's so good. Then 'I'm Alive' screams in and tears through its 3 and a half minutes breathlessly. 'A Little Time' is slower but heavy and full of melody. 'Twilight of the Gods' is a monster of a track, heavy, tuneful, intricate and epic all at the same time - a true classic. ' A Tale that Wasn't Right' is a ballad but one that's rousing and placed perfectly after the war of the previous track, as it laments before the thunder of 'Futureworld'. Another stone cold classic and one that will be remembered as other greats such as Metallica's Master of Puppets. It's silly, but then so is the whole album. It ends superbly with the untouchable 'Halloween', as with 'Futureworld' it is set in stone as classic and simply must be heard to be believed. The riff after the opening is one of the all time greats.
Basically an album with 6 tracks and 2 bookend instrumentals but it completely blows you away. Up there languishing with the likes of Number of the Beast in the metal Hall of Fame.
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Very quick delivery! Brilliant quality! Highly recommended!Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
I `m quite satisfied all selection which I ordered I like.Thank you Amazon!Published 13 months ago by Zlatuse Matejovova
I can sum up this band in three words; German Iron Maiden. That's who they remind of of at least. The album is highly enjoyable, and I would recommend itPublished 14 months ago by Jaz Aitchison