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Friday, January 27, 2012

HELLOWEEN / Keeper of the Seven Keys Part II (1988)

A sequel that's better than the original. 0_0 The same speedy rhythms, dramatic vocals and extravagant guitar solos that made the first part so good are once again firmly placed herein, and there's some wonderfully enthusiastic drumming beneath the furore, if you care to listen. Though it may be too long for some people, for me the thirteen minute titular track is a masterclass in lengthy orchestration that I never tire of. It's Helloween's best work. The two parts of Keeper of the Seven Keys are the only power metal albums I class as essential.

Songs of Note: I Want Out; Dr Stein

5 clones upon a shelf out of 5

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