HELLOWEEN — Keeper of the Seven Keys Part I (review)

HELLOWEEN — Keeper of the Seven Keys Part I album cover Album · 1987 · Power Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
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Genre: power metal

"Keeper of the Seven Keys, part I" is the first installation of Helloween's godlike "Keeper of the Seven Keys" series of releases. Like "Keeper of the Seven Keys, part II", this release contains nothing but rock solid tracks that serve as shining beacons of German power metal.

The epic track "Halloween" which, for my money, is one of the best metal tracks ever - especially because of the twin guitars at 12:15. "Future World" is a more uplifting and upbeat track which makes use of optimistic lyrics and humoristic sound effects to further brighten the already good mood it instills, and it serves as a great antidote to the the more melancholic power ballad "A Tale that Wasn't Right". "I'm Alive", "A Little Time" and "Twilight of the Gods" are all tracks that represent power metal at its best: an epic sound, a wee cheesiness balanced by heavy riffing and a bit of humor, catchy melodies, amazing musicianship, neoclassic shredding and fantastic vocals.

I would recommend this to any fan of power metal, speed metal and traditional heavy metal.
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