have accomplished a new album that is focused, energized and highly enjoyable. It delivers an hour of power metal and is more consistent than their last Keepers Legacy album. In the vein of "Better than raw" and several others the album starts off with a high energy, powerfuelled song. Kill it
only slows down when the guitar solo hits. Andi Deris is off in extreme high pitch land here and while it is not 100% successful it is still an interesting experiment.
could just as well be a theme song for the Southampton soccer team. It has that effective sing a long mood, a melodic chorus and above all a powerful bombastic vibe. Great song.
As long as I fall
is a superbly melodic tune, carried by a soulful performance by Andi Deris. It feels like a long lost older and more experienced brother of If I could fly
from "The Dark Ride". Paint a new world
is a standard Helloween
speedy track in every way, while Final torture
offers a bit more variety with a strong bridge section as its main attraction.
The Bells of 7 Hells
is an aggressive and heavy thing. Andi's voice doesn't quite hold up for the most demanding parts and nearing the end the chorus becomes a bit too static, but overall a good and interesting song.
Fallen to pieces
revisits the ultra melodic landscape and does a good job, but offers nothing new. I.M.E.
and Can do it
are good songs but offer nothing really memorable except maybe for I.M.E.
's nice little word play.
lays down a solid race for the finish line and Heaven tells no lies
jumps happily over it with a flourish.
Alltogether a worthy addition to the Helloween
Written by Steen
Friday, February 1, 2008Show all reviews by SteenRatingsSteen: 7/10
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