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Any "Old School" Helloween fans here?

Discussion in 'Old School Metal Discussion' started by Savage Pumpkin, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. Savage Pumpkin

    Savage Pumpkin AKA Mr. Future World

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    I'm talking "Helloween" EP, "Judas" EP and "Walls Of Jericho" era Helloween as well as both "Keepers Albums and "Live In The UK". Essentially everything pre- "Pink Bubbles Go Ape". What a great band. If it weren't for the three year gap between "Keepers 2" and "Pink Bubbles" and Kai Hansen leaving I think their next album would have been more like Gamma Rays "Heading For Tomorrow".
     
  2. Wyvern

    Wyvern Master of Disaster
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    Here I am. I love both Hansen/Kiske era and Deris era. I'm not fond of PBGA and "Chameleon" as a mater of fact I don't like them.

    My first Helloween song was 'Guardians' and I still love the song. Many good songs in the early albums definitively as well as in the Keepers.
     
  3. SentinelSlain

    SentinelSlain Suck my joined date.

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    I'm a fan of some of their albums yes.
     
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    I like some of their stuff. The Keepers albums are their best IMO.
     
  5. TENTH DREAMER DECEIVER

    TENTH DREAMER DECEIVER Halcyon Way Sufferer

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    How Many Tears, Gorgar, Ride The Sky? Yes. Yes I am :kickass: Over 20 years now :OMG:
     
  6. poundingmetal74

    poundingmetal74 Demons Will Fly

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    The 2 Keepers albums are classics. I liked their 2007 release as well. Haven't heard much of their material in between.
     
  7. Platinum Maze

    Platinum Maze Random Star

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    Walls of Jericho, and Keeper 1 for me for sure. I also enjoy some of Keepers 2 and Legacy. Better Than Raw = quite decent. :kickass:
     
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    HamburgerBoy Active Member

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    Yes, their only good albums.
     
  9. Marco Spain

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    Old school Helloween is with Kai Hansen on vocals. They were an amazing german speed metal band. Lot of energy, passion and power in spite of singing isn´t exactly ortodox (but I love it).

    "Helloween" and "Walls of Jericho" are essential. Then, came Kiske, an excellent singers, and released "Keeper I", another masterpiece IMO. "Keeper II" isn´t as good as "I", very good but a little too cheesy in some songs.

    "Pink bubbles" and "Chamaleon" :puke:

    With Deris they released some good albums ("Master of the rings" overwhelming), other awful, and playing live Andy f*** every single Kiske song except "A tale that wasn´t right".
     
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    IWP 80s freak

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    Keeper of the Seeven Keys Part 1 is one of the best power metal albums ever, imo.
     
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    wdiv Rattlehead

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    There are some classics on the EP and Jericho!
     
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    Good albums....

    Walls Of Jericho
    Keeper of the Seven Keys I
     
  13. kuier

    kuier Glam Overlorde of Spandex

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    One of the first LPs I ever bought was Keeper I ... together with Riot 'Thundersteel' ... I copied them to 90s tapes and went trhough about 5 in a year. that's all I listened to.
     
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    SickBoy Croatian Panzer division

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    Of course! :headbang:
    That's my favorite Helloween era, up to Pink Bubbles.
    The only later album comparable to that era IMO is The Time Of The Oath, really a masterpiece! :worship:
     
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    TTOTO is the best album of Deris era IMO, easily comparable to the first two Keepers.
     
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    Mustainefan90 Bringer of Deth

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    Heck yes! Old Helloween with Henson was some of the best power metal I've ever heard. Well, besides Dragon Force's debut. XD just kiddin'.
     
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    poundingmetal74 Demons Will Fly

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    Dude, great signature!
     
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    There is also Keeper...part III... I agree with Wyvern's first post. I like both eras, just the last two Kiske era were awful Helloween albums.
     
  19. Wyvern

    Wyvern Master of Disaster
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    Sadly Keeper III as well as the albums after "The Dark Ride" are mostly uninspired. A song or two that really worth and lot of fillers. If they should have continued on TDR path the band would have become a monster beyond Kiske era IMO.
     
  20. Corrupted Innocence

    Corrupted Innocence Sentenced To Dusk drummer

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    Chameleons are cool. I've always wanted one.
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    I'm a fan of the Keeper of the Seven Keys Part I and II.

    There's also a band called 'Walls of Jericho', in case no one knew.
     

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