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.