band needs no introduction. They are the founders of the so called style (speed)
power metal. 'Walls of Jericho' is still a relevant album and both the 'Keeper'
records end in the top 20 when you talk about heavy metal albums. After the
happy form of power metal and the departure of Kiske, they took a darker road
with a few albums and new singer Andi Deris. It is never easy for a band to
write new albums as good as the first classic ones. Nevertheless the band
continued and kept writing albums with nice songs and so their 30th anniversary
starts with the 15 th album 'My God Given Right'.
music is up and top Helloween with again nice melodies, contagious refrains,
quite a few happy metal moments, but also more aggressive songs. Again the band
does a good job and never dissappoints me. With this new album they can enter
the festivals with their heads held high. Tight and melodic are songs like "Battle's
Won" and opener "Heroes", happier tracks such as "Lost in America", "Stay Crazy"
and "If God Loves Rock'n Roll" go hand in hand with a dark track like "The Swing
Of a Fallen World". In between all this heavier stuff there is the ballad "Like
Everybody Else" and a nice epic last track "You, Still of War". Conclusion is
that everything you expect from Helloween is there and fortunately they don't
experiment with a lot of new ideas or styles. 13 songs in a row, without any
They do what they do best, just play power metal the way they invented it.