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Release date: 31 October 2010
Style: Power metal

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01. Where The Sinners Go
02. Are You Metal?
03. Who Is Mr. Madman?
04. Raise The Noise
05. World Of Fantasy
06. Long Live The King
07. The Smile Of The Sun
08. You Stupid Mankind
09. If A Mountain Could Talk
10. The Sage, The Fool, The Sinner
11. My Sacrifice
12. Not Yet Today
13. Far In The Future
14. I'm Free [deluxe digipack edition bonus]
15. Faster We Fall [Japanese bonus]
16. Aiming High [iTunes bonus]

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Additional info
Guest musicians:
Matthias Ulmer - Keyboards
Eberhard Hahn - Flute solo (on "Raise The Noise")
William "Billy" King - Choirs
Olaf Senkbeil - Choirs
Ron Deris -Backing Vocals (on "Far In The Future")
Biff Byford - Spoken prologue to 'Who Is Mr. Madman?'

Staff review by
Baz Anderson

Rating:
9.0
Helloween have been forging a new path for themselves for many years, seemingly cursed in the way that anything with the Helloween name on it will be compared to those influential Keeper... albums, and almost every time the new offering inevitably falls short.

7 Sinners is the third album with the current line-up, and the first since The Dark Ride that has been able to square up to the Keeper... albums and come off looking pretty good. The reputation of those early albums will never be matched again, but Helloween are determined to continually prove their worth as the genre's kings and still as a legitimate and current power metal band.

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published 29.12.2010 | Comments (64)

Staff pick by
Baz Anderson

11.11.2010 Helloween are back with their best album definitely at least since The Dark Ride. This is heavier stuff, modern, and certainly catchy without being cheesy. This will be one of the albums of the year for all those concerned.

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Zenzero - 13.06.2010 at 13:55  
Rating: 9 I'm not waiting for a helloween album since the rabbit don't come easy! now they're the past!
Dragonlord TG - 13.06.2010 at 16:37  
Rating: 10 Gambling With The Devil is one of the best albums ever. I can't wait for this.
Metal Invader - 13.06.2010 at 17:16  
Rating: 8 I cant wait for this one..Gambling is just good album for me..more songs like Find my freedom and it will be great..i hope on this one will be more speed songs with great solo parts..
ImNotMetal - 13.06.2010 at 20:11  
  Only two words...

Can't wait!!
armanto - 18.06.2010 at 14:05  
  I can't wait for this.
x-avier - 29.06.2010 at 19:02  
  I love so many helloween new era albums but I have to say I love keepers the legacy. Is juts a perfect mix of perfect melodic power metal and a lot of prog music. The last album for me was ok, but I love this songs with a lot of changes but keeping a same path. I hope this album is more likely to that or at least something like time of the oath of master of the rings
Gamma_Ray - 01.07.2010 at 12:18  
Rating: 9 Is Helloween coming up with a new studio album :O When is it coming?
Zmaj Ognjeni Vuk - 01.07.2010 at 15:19  
Rating: 8 31st October?:noidea:
Metal Invader - 03.07.2010 at 08:05  
Rating: 8 I hope they give us some more info soon!
Filip258 - 18.09.2010 at 18:32  
  I can't wait
BoReto - 27.09.2010 at 20:17  
  I want this album & I'm waiting ...
Vikcen - 27.09.2010 at 20:45  
Rating: 10 I think that will be a good record after i listen the songs of the single.

EDIT: By the way, i hope they include the "I'm Free"'s song in an edition of the album.
Metal Invader - 28.09.2010 at 15:23  
Rating: 8
Written by Vikcen on 27.09.2010 at 20:45

I think that will be a good record after i listen the songs of the single.

EDIT: By the way, i hope they include the "I'm Free"'s song in an edition of the album.

i think its better 2 put diferent songs and bonus track on editions becose wee already heare Im free and wee will have more songs
Vikcen - 28.09.2010 at 20:50  
Rating: 10
Written by Metal Invader on 28.09.2010 at 15:23

Written by Vikcen on 27.09.2010 at 20:45

I think that will be a good record after i listen the songs of the single.

EDIT: By the way, i hope they include the "I'm Free"'s song in an edition of the album.

i think its better 2 put diferent songs and bonus track on editions becose wee already heare Im free and wee will have more songs


"I'm Free" + two different songs + bonus track

Metal Invader - 28.09.2010 at 20:59  
Rating: 8
Written by Vikcen on 28.09.2010 at 20:50

Written by Metal Invader on 28.09.2010 at 15:23

Written by Vikcen on 27.09.2010 at 20:45

I think that will be a good record after i listen the songs of the single.

EDIT: By the way, i hope they include the "I'm Free"'s song in an edition of the album.

i think its better 2 put diferent songs and bonus track on editions becose wee already heare Im free and wee will have more songs


"I'm Free" + two different songs + bonus track



hahaha..yes..newer gona happend but nice try
Metal Invader - 29.09.2010 at 15:46  
Rating: 8 Im still puzzled about title 7 sinners..someone said its named that way becos two guests..but on samples im not hearing any guest..can someone confirm that!?
valiovalenti - 07.10.2010 at 20:19  
Rating: 10 HELLOWEEN RULES:banger2:
Angelic Storm - 07.10.2010 at 20:29  
Rating: 9
Written by Metal Invader on 29.09.2010 at 15:46

Im still puzzled about title 7 sinners..someone said its named that way becos two guests..but on samples im not hearing any guest..can someone confirm that!?


Biff Byford guests on one of the songs.

But the other 2 sinners are The Keeper, and the Helloween Pumpkin! lol
Metal Invader - 07.10.2010 at 21:12  
Rating: 8
Written by Angelic Storm on 07.10.2010 at 20:29

Written by Metal Invader on 29.09.2010 at 15:46

Im still puzzled about title 7 sinners..someone said its named that way becos two guests..but on samples im not hearing any guest..can someone confirm that!?


Biff Byford guests on one of the songs.

But the other 2 sinners are The Keeper, and the Helloween Pumpkin! lol

lol stupid me
Vikcen - 22.10.2010 at 02:01  
Rating: 10 Well "I'm Free " will be finally in the deluxe edition. I'm glad they include this song =).
Metal Invader - 23.10.2010 at 17:14  
Rating: 8 Well now i defenetly dont like The smile of the Sun,You stupid Mankind and My Sacrifice...other song are good even exelent..and without that 3 songs this album will be perfect for me..
Angelic Storm - 23.10.2010 at 17:28  
Rating: 9
Written by Metal Invader on 23.10.2010 at 17:14

Well now i defenetly dont like The smile of the Sun,You stupid Mankind and My Sacrifice...other song are good even exelent..and without that 3 songs this album will be perfect for me..


Hmm... I like those songs! lol "My Sacrifice" is very different for Helloween, modern, but still kewl. I love the chorus, and dramatic ending of it. I didnt like it much at first, but it grew on me after about 3 listens. Same with "Smile Of The Sun".

"You Stupid Mankind" is one of my faves on the album, and I liked it instantly. I love the schlock horror feel to it, especially the main riff, which is made the more tense by the keyboards. So far, the song I like least is "If A Mountain Could Talk". It just hasnt grabbed me at all..
Metal Invader - 23.10.2010 at 17:32  
Rating: 8
Written by Angelic Storm on 23.10.2010 at 17:28

Written by Metal Invader on 23.10.2010 at 17:14

Well now i defenetly dont like The smile of the Sun,You stupid Mankind and My Sacrifice...other song are good even exelent..and without that 3 songs this album will be perfect for me..


Hmm... I like those songs! lol "My Sacrifice" is very different for Helloween, modern, but still kewl. I love the chorus, and dramatic ending of it. I didnt like it much at first, but it grew on me after about 3 listens. Same with "Smile Of The Sun".

"You Stupid Mankind" is one of my faves on the album, and I liked it instantly. I love the schlock horror feel to it, especially the main riff, which is made the more tense by the keyboards. So far, the song I like least is "If A Mountain Could Talk". It just hasnt grabbed me at all..

well we dont share the same taste in songs..its ok..im not mad at you
Angelic Storm - 23.10.2010 at 17:37  
Rating: 9
Written by Metal Invader on 23.10.2010 at 17:32
well we dont share the same taste in songs..its ok..im not mad at you


I didnt expect you to be mad at me! lol We just have different tastes, which is fine.

My fave songs after the first 3 listens are You Stupid Mankind, Long Live The King, and Who Is Mr. Madman? xD
Metal Invader - 23.10.2010 at 17:46  
Rating: 8 Haha..i was just kidding..i love when songs are fast and with fast and heavy solo parts..so yes Long live the King is great song for me and few others after first listening..and If a Mountain could Talk is a suprise in good way for me..even World of Fantasy is ok but little boring..
Angelic Storm - 23.10.2010 at 19:16  
Rating: 9
Written by Metal Invader on 23.10.2010 at 17:46

Haha..i was just kidding..i love when songs are fast and with fast and heavy solo parts..so yes Long live the King is great song for me and few others after first listening..and If a Mountain could Talk is a suprise in good way for me..even World of Fantasy is ok but little boring..


"World Of Fantasy" is one of the songs I like best... heehe Classic Markus track with wonderful melodies. xD

"Long Live The King" is a powerful one, nice heavy riffs, and very fast chorus!
JÄY - 23.10.2010 at 19:18  
Rating: 9 Sounds great 2 listens in!
Angelic Storm - 23.10.2010 at 19:30  
Rating: 9
Written by JÄY on 23.10.2010 at 19:18

Sounds great 2 listens in!


Yep! Some songs were immediate, 2 or 3 are growers, but now after a few listens, I really love the vast majority of the album! xD
Kratos - 23.10.2010 at 21:49  
Rating: 9 I enjoyed this one very much. One of Helloween's best with Deris(if not the best) "Long live the king" and "Far in the Future" are my favorites of the album, but overall it is a great album for me, the melodies, solos, vocals, drums, and guitars are top notch.
Metal Invader - 24.10.2010 at 16:23  
Rating: 8
Written by Angelic Storm on 23.10.2010 at 19:30

Written by JÄY on 23.10.2010 at 19:18

Sounds great 2 listens in!


Yep! Some songs were immediate, 2 or 3 are growers, but now after a few listens, I really love the vast majority of the album! xD

well after few listening My Sacrifice is still the worse track for me..The smile of the Sun begins like beautifle balad but in the end she is just normal song..nothig like Forewer and one or Light the Universe..You stupid Mankind is strange song..cant say i like her but i dont hate her..:P
Angelic Storm - 24.10.2010 at 16:26  
Rating: 9
Written by Metal Invader on 24.10.2010 at 16:23
well after few listening My Sacrifice is still the worse track for me..The smile of the Sun begins like beautifle balad but in the end she is just normal song..nothig like Forewer and one or Light the Universe..You stupid Mankind is strange song..cant say i like her but i dont hate her..:P


Hehee, just shows there's no accounting for taste! I dont really like "Light The Universe". lol I really dislike the female vocals in it, so its a song thats never really grabbed me...

I really love "My Sacrifice" now. It did take about 3 listens to grow on me, but now I really like it. xD
Metal Invader - 24.10.2010 at 17:04  
Rating: 8
Written by Angelic Storm on 24.10.2010 at 16:26

Written by Metal Invader on 24.10.2010 at 16:23
well after few listening My Sacrifice is still the worse track for me..The smile of the Sun begins like beautifle balad but in the end she is just normal song..nothig like Forewer and one or Light the Universe..You stupid Mankind is strange song..cant say i like her but i dont hate her..:P


Hehee, just shows there's no accounting for taste! I dont really like "Light The Universe". lol I really dislike the female vocals in it, so its a song thats never really grabbed me...

I really love "My Sacrifice" now. It did take about 3 listens to grow on me, but now I really like it. xD

haha..yes funny thing that taste is lol but im glad that album is exelent...finnaly they did two good album in the row after long time..
Kallis Helmi - 26.10.2010 at 03:56  
Rating: 8 My favs are: Who Is Mr. Madman?, World Of Fantasy, If A Mountain Could Talk, The Sage The Fool The Sinner and I'm Free.
Great album but IMO Gambling is better.
Heinosity - 29.10.2010 at 22:47  
  After listening to the whole album several times, I gotta say this is definitely the Helloween I know and love. This one is great, and IMO I would say it is their best stuff since Time of the Oath.
RafaRata - 30.10.2010 at 12:51  
Rating: 9 It's already out.
JohnDoe - 30.10.2010 at 18:29  
  Pretty good album; I've heard better from them (Better than raw and The Dark Ride for example).

favourite songs after a first listen - Where the Sinners Go, Raise the Noise and The Sage, the Fool, The Sinner.
JÄY - 31.10.2010 at 00:10  
Rating: 9 Really great album... i skip a few tracks every spin...but i never have a problem with that as long as ive got a good 40-50 minutes of great material
MeTalRea|istiK - 01.11.2010 at 02:56  
Rating: 10 Really really great album..just dowloaded it and already listen 7 times..and still listen to them right now!!!helloween rules!!!
MeTalRea|istiK - 01.11.2010 at 02:58  
Rating: 10
Written by Kallis Helmi on 26.10.2010 at 03:56

My favs are: Who Is Mr. Madman?, World Of Fantasy, If A Mountain Could Talk, The Sage The Fool The Sinner and I'm Free.
Great album but IMO Gambling is better.

agreed!!this one is more heavier IMO
MeTalRea|istiK - 01.11.2010 at 02:59  
Rating: 10 I really love the flute sound in the middle part of raise the noise song!!give me goosebumps!!
Metal Invader - 01.11.2010 at 12:22  
Rating: 8
Written by MeTalRea|istiK on 01.11.2010 at 02:59

I really love the flute sound in the middle part of raise the noise song!!give me goosebumps!!

its nice change but i like more single version with guitar..remind me on Can I Play With Madness of Maiden(beginning)
Angelic Storm - 02.11.2010 at 01:45  
Rating: 9
Written by MeTalRea|istiK on 01.11.2010 at 02:59

I really love the flute sound in the middle part of raise the noise song!!give me goosebumps!!


The flute solo is awesome! Typical Weiki...

Has anyone heard the bonus tracks Faster We Fall and Aiming High yet? I cant find them anywhere....
Metal Invader - 02.11.2010 at 17:16  
Rating: 8
Written by Angelic Storm on 02.11.2010 at 01:45

Written by MeTalRea|istiK on 01.11.2010 at 02:59

I really love the flute sound in the middle part of raise the noise song!!give me goosebumps!!


The flute solo is awesome! Typical Weiki...

Has anyone heard the bonus tracks Faster We Fall and Aiming High yet? I cant find them anywhere....

i heard only a sample of Faster we fall..nothing else
Angelic Storm - 02.11.2010 at 17:42  
Rating: 9
Written by Metal Invader on 02.11.2010 at 17:16
i heard only a sample of Faster we fall..nothing else


Ive heard samples of both songs. Still trying to find the full versions though.
Metal Invader - 02.11.2010 at 17:47  
Rating: 8
Written by Angelic Storm on 02.11.2010 at 17:42

Written by Metal Invader on 02.11.2010 at 17:16
i heard only a sample of Faster we fall..nothing else


Ive heard samples of both songs. Still trying to find the full versions though.

where did you find other one..? im trying to find them to but no luck so far..if anly some japanese friend put it on youtube
Angelic Storm - 02.11.2010 at 17:54  
Rating: 9
Written by Metal Invader on 02.11.2010 at 17:47
where did you find other one..? im trying to find them to but no luck so far..if anly some japanese friend put it on youtube


Ive found a sample of "Aiming High" on a couple of sites, I'll post a link in a minute. lol There is also a third extra track from the 7 Sinner's sessions called "Come Rain Or Shine". As yet, it is unreleased, and there is no info about where the track will eventually surface. However, a pumpkin illustration for the track was made along with illustrations for the rest of the tracks. Here is the Come Rain Or Shine pumpkin!

http://www.facebook.com/helloweenofficial#!/photo.php?fbid=450101438906&set=a.450100948906.244204.75052548906
Angelic Storm - 02.11.2010 at 18:04  
Rating: 9 "Aiming High" sample is on this page!

http://itunes.apple.com/se/album/7-sinners/id398023709
Heinosity - 02.11.2010 at 20:28  
  Damn I love this album, it is lightyears better than Gambling with the Devil or Keys - Legacy. It is like the band has finally perfected the "100% pure Helloween extract" syrum and they are taking a bath in it daily. I knew they still had it, but they just weren't using it. Something must have snapped in them recently, fuck I dunno, lol.

My favorite songs so far are Who's Mr. Madman, and You Stupid Mankind, then Long Live the King...
Metal Invader - 02.11.2010 at 21:53  
Rating: 8
Written by Angelic Storm on 02.11.2010 at 18:04

"Aiming High" sample is on this page!

http://itunes.apple.com/se/album/7-sinners/id398023709

thanx for link..i download itunes but i cant listen any song..dont know why?:( dont know about computers much
Metal Invader - 02.11.2010 at 22:45  
Rating: 8
Written by Angelic Storm on 02.11.2010 at 18:04

"Aiming High" sample is on this page!

http://itunes.apple.com/se/album/7-sinners/id398023709

I found faster we fall on Lantern_JC Music profile on Last fm. but you need registration to listen tracks..i think its free but not shure

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