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
4.5/5 ·
1967/ 1976
One of the birth of Power Metal "Keeper Of The Seven Keys, Part 1" is a very interesting album, listened to today, but not explosive due to some factors. The production is minimal, not bringing out the power of the compositions that are the second factor, flat and with little variation from one another, because of the songwriter of Kai Hansen. "A Little Time" is composed by Michael Kiske but is not too different from the other. "A Tale That Was not Right" is a power ballad signed by Michael Weikath, beautiful and poignant. Interesting the Hard Rock "Future World" and "I'm Alive", a good traditional Heavy Metal. Also "A Little Time" is interesting. But "Future World" and "A Tale That Was not Right" are just another immortal song to follow: "Halloween". "Halloween" is a long (over 13 minutes) Prog Rock, sometimes even symphonic, more interesting to be a piece imitated (male) billions of melodic Power Metal bands, but "Halloween" present anything new. Substantially "Halloween" is a copy of a song by Scorpions! Not a perfect carbonless copy because much symphonic (and I would come to mind Mike Oldfield and Genesis of the symphonic added). The problem of "Halloween" is that this masterpiece is ruined by flat production.

I do, however, see "Keeeper Of The Seven Keys, Part 1" as an album of Kai Hansen and Helloween, unfortunately. Which does not make me appreciate him. Fortunately, he also noticed that in Helloween "Keeper Of The Seven Keys, Part 2" have produced a real band album.
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