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Helloween - Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part I



8.9 | 1275 votes |
Release date: 23 May 1987
Style: Speed metal, Power metal

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01. Initiation
02. I'm Alive
03. A Little Time
04. Twilight Of The Gods
05. A Tale That Wasn't Right
06. Judas [Noise 1993 Re-release bonus]
07. Future World
08. Halloween
09. Follow The Sign
10. Victim Of Fate [Michael Kiske version] [2006 Expanded Edition bonus]
11. Starlight [Michael Kiske version] [2006 Expanded Edition bonus]
12. A Little Time [Edit version] [2006 Expanded Edition bonus]
13. Halloween [Video Edit] [2006 Expanded Edition bonus]

Top 20 albums of 1987: 1
Top 200 albums of all time: 50

Line-up
Michael Kiske - vocals
Michael Weikath - guitars, backing vocals
Kai Hansen - guitars, backing vocals
Markus Grosskopf - bass, backing vocals
Ingo Schwichtenberg - drums

Session musicians
Tommy Hansen - keyboards

Additional info
Produced by Tommy Newton. Co-produced by Tommy Hansen.
Engineered by Tommy Hansen and Tommy Newton.
Mixed by Tommy Hansen for "Sick My Duck" Productions.
Recorded and mixed at Horus Sound Studio, Hannover, Nov./Dec. '86 & Jan '87.

Guest review by
Destiny
Rating:
10
Keeper Pt.1" was the first HELLOWEEN-album with Michael Kiske on the vocal helm. The first two earlier releases the self-titled EP in 1985 and "Walls of Jericho" in 1986 were a style resulted form a combination between Metallica and Iron Maiden but it's on this album that their songwriting appears to be progressed and matured, and they take an important step in their musical career and with this album they bring a new genre to the metal scene: POWER METAL.

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published 10.01.2005 | Comments (22)

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17.06.2021 - 16:53
Rating: 9
AndyMetalFreak
Mr Nice Guy
This album has definitely grown on me, after several times listening, it contains some fantastic songs, especially the mighty epic song Helloween.
The problem I find with this album is it's too short, but I do understand it's part 1 of the Keeper of Keys albums, which was simply too long to have been one album, instead was split, it's always been a debate over whether part 1 or 2 is best, I've not heard 2 in full yet so can't compare the two.
And I have to say the extended version of Victim of Fate on this album is absolutely stunning!
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19.06.2021 - 18:34
gavdann

Written by AndyMetalFreak on 17.06.2021 at 16:53

And I have to say the extended version of Victim of Fate on this album is absolutely stunning!

No such song exists on my original pressing of this fine, fine album.

Superior in every way imaginable from the intolerable shitfest that is Part II.
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19.06.2021 - 18:52
Rating: 9
AndyMetalFreak
Mr Nice Guy
Written by gavdann on 19.06.2021 at 18:34


No such song exists on my original pressing of this fine, fine album.

Superior in every way imaginable from the intolerable shitfest that is Part II.

I'm lucky enough to have the extended version, this is proberbly my favourte Helloween album (so far), slightly ahead of Walls Of Jericho. I will eventually listen to part 2 in full.
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