Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

HELLOWEEN / Keeper Of The Seven Keys: The Legacy (2005)

What do you do when your band is slipping into the pit of the fallen and forgotten pioneers?  You plunder past glories like a bottom feeder.  Yay.  KotSK: The Legacy (they had the good sense not to call it Part III) is a double album that invites comparison to the previous works by name alone.  That's perhaps its biggest crime but not its only one.  The music is prog metal which is a genre that has little reason to exist.  It was an impossible task to replace Michael Kiske and Kai Hansen; I give them credit for trying but I can’t recommend this album.  It’s repetitive and uninspired.  Sorry, guys, it was maybe good on paper.

Song of least fail: The King For 1000 Years

1 exciting title, boring music out of 5

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