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Release date: 16 January 2013
Style: Power metal

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01. Nabataea
02. World Of War
03. Live Now!
04. Far From The Stars
05. Burning Sun
06. Waiting For The Thunder
07. Hold Me In Your Arms
08. Wanna Be God [Dedicated To Freddie Mercury]
09. Straight Out Of Hell
10. Asshole
11. Years
12. Make Fire Catch The Fly
13. Church Breaks Down
14. Another Shot Of Life [Limited edition bonus]
15. Burning Sun [Hammond version] [Dedicated To Jon Lord] [Limited edition bonus]
16. No Eternity [Japanese bonus]

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Lyrics (16)


Line-up
Andi Deris - vocals
Michael Weikath - guitars
Sascha Gerstner - guitars
Daniel Löble - drums
Markus Grosskopf - bass

Additional musicians:
Matthias Ulmer - keyboards
Billy King - backing vocals
Olaf Senkbeil - backing vocals

Staff review by
Baz Anderson

Rating:
8.5
With such a terribly generic name and quite mundane album cover, you might be excused for doubting the content of the German legends' fourteenth original studio album. Those that have kept on the ball with Helloween in recent years however, will know that the band have been on remarkably good form and will certainly not judge this proverbial book by the cover.

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published 22.01.2013 | Comments (51)

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Gopherhawk - 24.01.2013 at 00:09  
Rating: 7 Yeah the art direction is pretty horrible but at least it keeps its sense of humor.
Mountain King - 25.01.2013 at 00:03  
Rating: 9 Better than 7 Sinners. 9/10...
Angelic Storm - 29.01.2013 at 01:08  
Rating: 9 The artwork isn't as bad as the one for Gambling With The Devil! The packaging is actually quite cool on the digipak I have.
valiovalenti - 08.02.2013 at 12:05  
Rating: 10 Virtuoso. A must
s7mon - 08.02.2013 at 17:32  
Rating: 3 I have no idea what you guys like so much about this record. To me 'Nabatea' is the only decent song, the rest is extremely poor and completely forgettable. "7 Sinners" and "Gambling with the Devil" were way better ;/
Mountain King - 09.02.2013 at 15:25  
Rating: 9
Written by s7mon on 08.02.2013 at 17:32

I have no idea what you guys like so much about this record. To me 'Nabatea' is the only decent song, the rest is extremely poor and completely forgettable. "7 Sinners" and "Gambling with the Devil" were way better ;/

3? Is that a logical rating? I rate "5 "albums i really really don't like for example "Night At The Opera" by Blind Guardian or some shitty album by Metallica. 3 means it's one of the worst albums ever. What the hell, you like "7 Sinners" and you rate this 3? Wierd. I know people have opinions but logic must play a role too...
s7mon - 09.02.2013 at 15:34  
Rating: 3
Written by Mountain King on 09.02.2013 at 15:25

Written by s7mon on 08.02.2013 at 17:32

I have no idea what you guys like so much about this record. To me 'Nabatea' is the only decent song, the rest is extremely poor and completely forgettable. "7 Sinners" and "Gambling with the Devil" were way better ;/

3? Is that a logical rating? I rate "5 "albums i really really don't like for example "Night At The Opera" by Blind Guardian or some shitty album by Metallica. 3 means it's one of the worst albums ever. What the hell, you like "7 Sinners" and you rate this 3? Wierd. I know people have opinions but logic must play a role too...


I realize 3 is a harsh rating, but that's how disappointed I am with this record, that's all. Maybe it will change with time, but right now Straight Out of Hell is one of the worst Helloween efforts to me ;/
Alex F - 09.02.2013 at 15:51  
 
Written by Mountain King on 09.02.2013 at 15:25

3? Is that a logical rating? I rate "5 "albums i really really don't like for example "Night At The Opera" by Blind Guardian or some shitty album by Metallica. 3 means it's one of the worst albums ever. What the hell, you like "7 Sinners" and you rate this 3? Wierd. I know people have opinions but logic must play a role too...

Wrong. 1's are reserved for the worst albums ever. 3's mean "very bad". He probably thinks this album is very bad.
Mountain King - 09.02.2013 at 17:05  
Rating: 9
Written by Alex F on 09.02.2013 at 15:51

Written by Mountain King on 09.02.2013 at 15:25

3? Is that a logical rating? I rate "5 "albums i really really don't like for example "Night At The Opera" by Blind Guardian or some shitty album by Metallica. 3 means it's one of the worst albums ever. What the hell, you like "7 Sinners" and you rate this 3? Wierd. I know people have opinions but logic must play a role too...

Wrong. 1's are reserved for the worst albums ever. 3's mean "very bad". He probably thinks this album is very bad.

1 means it's nothing. not even worth being called an album. I don't care about the metal storm labeling of numbers, but according to a professional critic 3 is way too low for an album like Straight Out Of Hell...
Alex F - 09.02.2013 at 17:08  
 
Written by Mountain King on 09.02.2013 at 17:05

1 means it's nothing. not even worth being called an album. I don't care about the metal storm labeling of numbers, but according to a professional critic 3 is way too low for an album like Straight Out Of Hell...

Well we're using Metal Storm so I think I'll go by their rating system. Also, 3 is a good score for Straight Out Of Hell if one hates it... Not everyone is going to think the same of the album.
Mountain King - 09.02.2013 at 17:30  
Rating: 9
Written by Alex F on 09.02.2013 at 17:08

Written by Mountain King on 09.02.2013 at 17:05

1 means it's nothing. not even worth being called an album. I don't care about the metal storm labeling of numbers, but according to a professional critic 3 is way too low for an album like Straight Out Of Hell...

Well we're using Metal Storm so I think I'll go by their rating system. Also, 3 is a good score for Straight Out Of Hell if one hates it... Not everyone is going to think the same of the album.

Sure. But the key point here is, how could someone like 7 Sinners and hate this one? They are the same band and the albums aren't so different. I personally prefer this one over 7 SInners...
PrepareForMetal - 15.02.2013 at 21:20  
  Very catchy but lacks specifics.
Vikcen - 22.02.2013 at 22:19  
Rating: 10 Burning Sun is awesome
musicalkaratekid - 26.02.2013 at 19:21  
Rating: 7 Helloween have pretty much worked on the same sound since 'Keeper of the Seven keys-The legacy', and on their latest, 'Straight out of the hell', they show no signs of changing their sound. There's a few 'softer' tunes such as 'Far from the sun' and the cringeworthy title of 'Hold me in your arms', but these are well balanced by the grittier likes of the title track and fantastic opener 'Nabatea'. The main problem I've always had with Helloween's latter albums is the length and obvious filler material, and unfortunately, on this album, it slightly suffers from that. I personally can't see what harm it would do to cut 'Asshole' or 'Church breaks down' from the album to make for a more consistent flow of songs, but nonetheless 'Straight out of Hell' shows that Helloween are not stopping just yet.
Mountain King - 27.02.2013 at 00:11  
Rating: 9
Written by musicalkaratekid on 26.02.2013 at 19:21

Helloween have pretty much worked on the same sound since 'Keeper of the Seven keys-The legacy', and on their latest, 'Straight out of the hell', they show no signs of changing their sound. There's a few 'softer' tunes such as 'Far from the sun' and the cringeworthy title of 'Hold me in your arms', but these are well balanced by the grittier likes of the title track and fantastic opener 'Nabatea'. The main problem I've always had with Helloween's latter albums is the length and obvious filler material, and unfortunately, on this album, it slightly suffers from that. I personally can't see what harm it would do to cut 'Asshole' or 'Church breaks down' from the album to make for a more consistent flow of songs, but nonetheless 'Straight out of Hell' shows that Helloween are not stopping just yet.

Good point, just disagree with Church Breaks down as I think it's one of the best songs they did in a while. And this album has less filler than other albums if u ask me. There's a nice variety in the songs although it's not to all the fans liking...
ferritometal - 28.03.2013 at 20:48  
Rating: 8 It s a good album, Helloween in the last years has released a good albums!!
CakeTrolley - 03.08.2016 at 17:13  
Rating: 3 Back to "Gambling With The Devil" quality on this one. When "Gambling" had one good song and one good riff this one actually has two good songs ("Live Now!" and "Nabatea", both could have been a good addition to the "Rabbit Don't Come Easy" album) but overall these two albums are their worst, really bad non-memorable power metal that quite clearly shows Helloween isn't among the power metal elite anymore.

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